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    A Warning To Everyone

    Post by Tolvo on Sat Aug 10, 2013 7:57 am

    People are using a link to trick people into thinking that they've found a person's facebook profile.  It is a profile with some numbers, but it sends you to your own facebook page making it seem like they know your real name, names of friends, or whatever other information you have available.


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    Re: A Warning To Everyone

    Post by Serious_Much on Sat Aug 10, 2013 8:16 am

    Just to say to tolvo and everyone else, I have discussed this 'joke' with the offending party.

    They understand completely that this is wrong and shall not do so again. I explained how privacy on this site i paramount and that they should respect that and afterward they were deeply apologetic and understanding of how sinister that 'joke' could be to some individuals.


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    Re: A Warning To Everyone

    Post by Tolvo on Sat Aug 10, 2013 8:17 am

    Thank you Serious.
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    Re: A Warning To Everyone

    Post by Sentiel on Sat Aug 10, 2013 8:18 am

    The benefits of not having a serious Facebook account.

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    Re: A Warning To Everyone

    Post by WaffleGuy on Sat Aug 10, 2013 8:38 am

    I've encountered that before. It's a prank used by a person describing a person they kinda like, then you click the link.

    Needless to say, I was surprised someone wanted to date Batman.
    But then again, I'm not surprised at all someone wants to date Batman. silly


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    Re: A Warning To Everyone

    Post by WhatDoesThePendantDo? on Sat Aug 10, 2013 11:50 am

    I'm glad it hasn't happened to me, even though I'm not even sure what exactly happened in the first place anyway.

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    Re: A Warning To Everyone

    Post by twigsterxd on Sat Aug 10, 2013 11:55 am

    I haven;t facebook'd in years. Forget my password anyways lol
    They STILL send me notifications after 5 yrs away lol


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    Re: A Warning To Everyone

    Post by GrinTwist on Sat Aug 10, 2013 11:59 am

    WaffleGuy wrote:I've encountered that before. It's a prank used by a person describing a person they kinda like, then you click the link.

    Needless to say, I was surprised someone wanted to date Batman.
    But then again, I'm not surprised at all someone wants to date Batman. silly
    I always knew that you were batman. Maybe it's because you and him are never in the same room at the same time.

    Either way I hope this doesn't happen again here.


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    Re: A Warning To Everyone

    Post by Tolvo on Sat Aug 10, 2013 12:18 pm

    I've edited out my more heated parts of the post since they do understand why it was wrong and how it can effect people now, and just seemed to not know how badly it could cause some to feel and react.
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    Re: A Warning To Everyone

    Post by Hart on Sun Aug 11, 2013 3:21 am

    Sorry to bump this thread, but the info might save someone deleting their account on a kneejerk reaction.

    If this kind of thing happens to anyone elsewhere on the net, look for .php in the URL, or the link location in the bottom left corner of your browser (if the URL is a hyperlink or w/e you call them).

    .php doesn't appear in any real Facebook profile URL AFAIK, so its the give away of the hoax.




    As OP states theres also a bunch of numbers, but these can be changed, the '.php' seems to be the only constant.


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    Re: A Warning To Everyone

    Post by Reaperfan on Sun Aug 11, 2013 3:41 am

    The easiest way to avoid this is simply not to have a Facebook silly

    Can't send me to my own profile if said profile never existed to begin with pony03


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    Re: A Warning To Everyone

    Post by Hue on Sun Aug 11, 2013 7:37 am

    Reaperfan wrote:The easiest way to avoid this is simply not to have a Facebook silly

    Can't send me to my own profile if said profile never existed to begin with pony03
    I bet someone out there heard you and is making a php script that redirects you to you daks souls forum profile


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    Re: A Warning To Everyone

    Post by Reaperfan on Sun Aug 11, 2013 1:54 pm

    Hue wrote:
    Reaperfan wrote:The easiest way to avoid this is simply not to have a Facebook silly

    Can't send me to my own profile if said profile never existed to begin with pony03
    I bet someone out there heard you and is making a php script that redirects you to you daks souls forum profile
    I'll admit, that would be kind of creepy. I'd be more afraid of someone who could track down my various anonymous forum accounts than someone who could find an account that uses my real name ala Facebook.


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    Re: A Warning To Everyone

    Post by twigsterxd on Sun Aug 11, 2013 2:37 pm

    Reaperfan wrote:
    Hue wrote:
    Reaperfan wrote:The easiest way to avoid this is simply not to have a Facebook silly

    Can't send me to my own profile if said profile never existed to begin with pony03
    I bet someone out there heard you and is making a php script that redirects you to you daks souls forum profile
    I'll admit, that would be kind of creepy.  I'd be more afraid of someone who could track down my various anonymous forum accounts than someone who could find an account that uses my real name ala Facebook.
    I FOUND YA REAP!!!! LOL
    Was searching the net on Demon Souls stuff and I saw a post where a guy quoted you and another post had Saturday-Saint in it LOLOL
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    Re: A Warning To Everyone

    Post by Reaperfan on Sun Aug 11, 2013 2:50 pm

    twigsterxd wrote:Was searching the net on Demon Souls stuff and I saw a post where a guy quoted you and another post had Saturday-Saint in it LOLOL
    Yes, but unless you can compile a list of all the other forums I go/have gone to based off just my username here it won't really creep me out. I can find plenty of posts of mine just by googling my username winking

    And yes, you have to separate which ones are me and which ones are other people on forums I don't go to who happen to use the name Reaperfan. Just finding another Reaperfan on another forum who happens to be me by chance won't freak me out.


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    Re: A Warning To Everyone

    Post by hey its andres on Sun Aug 11, 2013 4:07 pm

    Seriously, the easiest way to go about this is to not have a Facebook account. Our parents always told us to not post personal information online, but with the advent of Facebook they themselves posted who was where and at what time. It amazes me that people think the whole NSA scandal is worthy of paranoia when hundreds of companies constantly monitor your life, if you pursue these social networking sites and other such activities.

    Bottom line: If you don't want something to get traced to you don't post it online. If the right person wanted to track you he/she could do so in a few hours (at most) in their PJs while sipping coffee and waiting to invade some tools in the forest.


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    Re: A Warning To Everyone

    Post by Leet on Sun Aug 11, 2013 7:56 pm

    This has happened to me. This is how the conversation went.






    Me: WTF


    Them: It's a joke. I don't really know your facebook. It's just a blank URL that fills in your facebook


    Me: Oh, that was pretty good.



    And that was that. Shrug 

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    Re: A Warning To Everyone

    Post by twigsterxd on Sun Aug 11, 2013 11:20 pm

    @andre - or you can do wut I did. Put all false information lol
    How many people name their kid Twigster and has a last name XD


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