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Don't give too much away...

Postby arrgee » Thu May 02, 2019 1:38 pm

Topic split from Coventry Spring Auction (24/03/19) Site Admin.
treefrog wrote:
Wed Apr 17, 2019 4:48 pm
Trouble is very few of the so called serious collectors on this forum will share......either worried about the criticism they may get, shy or just can’t be assed......
Or perhaps they do not want to advertise to the world what treasures they may have.................just waiting to be stolen.

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Re: Don't give too much away...

Postby clubconsoles » Thu May 02, 2019 8:20 pm

Yes, that's the problem, this forum is open to anyone, not like a closed group like some of those on Facebook.
Lots of crooks will surely come from ponds they lurk to come and view the wonderful machine pics being uploaded to this very forum.
I know some on here have terrific collections, but can you imagine the chaos it would cause, if everyone started showing off their hidden beauties.
All sorts of offers and deals would ensue causing the admin to "meltdown".
It seems to be a constant battle for them to get us to utilise the "market place" when you can do the very same job for free on arsebook!!
I myself, have been guilty of such crime, for which I duly apologized and promised to never do again. :#:

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Re: Don't give too much away...

Postby treefrog » Thu May 02, 2019 8:36 pm

The irony is that this site is more secure than any supposedly closed forum. You join with an alias and it is down to you to reveal who you are......whereas the Facebook's groups are a nightmare.... Firstly they are not closed and the moderators let anyone in.... Secondly so many people use their real identities and, worse still, do not lock down their profile. Including yours mate ;-)

I would highly recommend all of you using Facebook to really lock your accounts, which you can do. I see looking at a few people who are on here they are totally open. I can see their kids/grandchildren pictures, when they are out visiting some place or away on holiday..... Never never never post on Facebook where you are - only where you have been. I created an alias for a long time called Frank Simmons and used that to post, but found it a bit awkward when I bought a machine off someone and had to pretend to be Frank.... Not as easy as you may think...

So no, I do not believe the risk exists on here, or is at least low. Anyone who knows you and your alias, already probably knows where you live.

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Re: Don't give too much away...

Postby clubconsoles » Thu May 02, 2019 9:07 pm

Well, well, well, thanks for pointing that out.
So how do I lock down my profile? Are you telling me you know where I live just by looking on my facebbok feed? I am shocked, pm me if you wish.
Your feedback is much appreciated.

I have never looked to see what others can see whilst viewing FB, so what would "locking down" my profile achieve??
I have seen you active as Frank Simmons. Do you have a personal profile as well?
As you mentioned, I am sure it could cause some confusion when trying to buy a machine.

Would never post pics when on holiday, and never normally do even when I'm back. It take a special kind of stupid to do that lol.

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Re: Don't give too much away...

Postby treefrog » Thu May 02, 2019 9:23 pm

If you go into settings and the privacy section, turn everything to be for friends only..... Groups are not friends..... Also turn location history off in settings, important.... Public posts should be set to friends only......

Facebook was supposed to automatically change your posts so not logging as public by default, but did not change old posts.... I changed all my old pictures and posts so not public...

Another key security feature, not directly related to Facebook, but a risk, is ensure on your camera/phone location settings are turned off, otherwise all pictures will have the location embedded in them. So yes, a picture of your finest machine may have your address published to the world.

No, Facebook does not publish your address, as you do not need to submit this, but people put a lot of info on their profiles, as well as pictures etc. to help identify you, which is why it is important to lock down.

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Re: Don't give too much away...

Postby arrgee » Fri May 03, 2019 8:44 am

treefrog wrote:ensure on your camera/phone location settings are turned off
Absolutely agree TF, modern cameras and phones will write a lot information to the jpeg photo file, camera type, aperture, speed, lens settings, exact time and date pic was taken and most scary exact number coordinates of where the photo was taken, so all you need to do is type these number coordinates into google maps and hey presto you have not only the exact property location but an aerial view and street view as well. :shock:

All of us who use digital technology leave a cyber footprint far larger than we think. :smash:

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Re: Don't give too much away...

Postby banditboy67 » Fri May 03, 2019 1:01 pm

Wow, worrying, I didn't know that......

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Re: Don't give too much away...

Postby badpenny » Fri May 03, 2019 3:42 pm

Really? …… Wow, all I can say is you've obviously never helped the Police with their enquiries.
The first thing they do is take your phone. They extract all of the deleted stuff you've got on it and identify when and where images originate from. They look for patterns in what you delete and check them against whom you claim to have had no contact with. Also if your phone has GPS they can find out where your phone and you have been in the world and exactly when (even if you've never used the GPS) In the process they will destroy your phone, you will not be recompensed for it.
So I hear !!! :!?!: …… anyway
I'm hoping somebody will reply saying …… "Well if you've done nothing wrong you've got nothing to worry about!" I could do with a good laugh today.

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Re: Don't give too much away...

Postby banditboy67 » Fri May 03, 2019 4:00 pm

I've always been a good boy, and so glad I have been with what you've mentioned.. :shock:

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Re: Don't give too much away...

Postby coppinpr » Fri May 03, 2019 8:57 pm

badpenny wrote:
Fri May 03, 2019 3:42 pm
I'm hoping somebody will reply saying …… "Well if you've done nothing wrong you've got nothing to worry about!" I could do with a good laugh today
There is of course another reply that would have the same effect as the above.

"I don't have a mobile phone". Unlikely as it seems, this can happen. I do know several people who don't have a mobile. :lol:
Crooks and high profile business men (I think they are the same thing) habitually use disposable sims or even phones. I once knew a London stock exchange dealer who at least said he had had 54 phones in one year. This was before sim only deals. The agro of actually doing that seems to me to out weigh the benefits.


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