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Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by 19 Adam, Feb 12, 2012.

  1. 19 Adam

    19 Adam rural Clackamas County, Oregon Active Member

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    FYI

    If you put your phone number in any of the forums, ads, or replies, it will show up in a Google search.

    This may not be a big deal to many of you. But for OPSEC reasons you may not want strangers to search your phone number and find out what and how many guns you own.
     
  2. mkwerx

    mkwerx Forest Grove, OR Well-Known Member

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    googled mine - and nothing came up within 5 pages. I got bored afterward and didn't dig further.
     
  3. CatCow

    CatCow Portland, OR Active Member

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    Which is why the only publicly posted phone number is a free Google Voice mailbox...
     
  4. Mark W.

    Mark W. Silverton, OR Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    OMG next thing they will start publishing a BOOK with everyones numbers in it and leave them on your door step. WHAT WILL WE DO?????
     
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  5. VW_Factor

    VW_Factor Woodburn Oregon Active Member

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    There are many more services that employ web crawler bots that scour the net for information. if you put it online in a non private db, a web crawler will know it and catalog it within hours.
     
  6. Both Eyes Open

    Both Eyes Open Hood Canal Active Member

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    Mine doesn't show up...
     
  7. FortunateSon

    FortunateSon Marion County Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    I dropped the land line and stopped using standard cell phones. Now I only use a "burn" phone. No way to track the number to me and I never post it anywhere. I would rather spend a little more and put up with the occasional annoying wrong number than make any more of my life public than is necessary. Not that I have anything to hide, but I insist on having SOME privacy.
     
  8. MrNiceGuy

    MrNiceGuy between springfield and shelbyville Well-Known Member

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    that is why you spell out your phone number

    five 4 one - nine 1 five - 4 three seven 0
     
  9. Mark W.

    Mark W. Silverton, OR Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    I have had a cell phone since 1996 I have been all over the web since 2000 I have been on more discussion forums then I can count. I have done over 1300 auctions on ebay as buyer or seller. I think in the last 16 years I have had less then a dozen wrong numbers or solicitation calls on my cell phone. I could care less if the government tracks where I go I don't go anywhere I should worry about (well maybe here)
     
  10. Father of four

    Father of four Portland, Oregon Well-Known Member

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  11. doubletap007

    doubletap007 Beaverton Active Member

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    google is scum!....they have no sense of privacy,they are parasites.
     
  12. Mark W.

    Mark W. Silverton, OR Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Search results for this email address are not available.

    When I search for my Name you don't get any more info then you would out of the White pages and doing a search for me with google. I have a personal Web Site. They have my house value off by nearly 100K They have my hobbies and occupation wrong. They know I'm a libra (like thats going to do ANYONE any good)

    If I go to the version of me from older addresses the info gets farther and farther away from reality.


    I live in a small town I been here nearly all my life I bet in an hour with the phone book in hand you could find out a Hell of a lot more about me then this terrible internet thing.
     
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  13. Mark W.

    Mark W. Silverton, OR Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    OF course now that I have followed YOUR suggestions this web site I have never run into in the past has my Name and Email address as well a a screen name I have used.

    YOU SIR ARE THE DEVIL,
     
  14. Father of four

    Father of four Portland, Oregon Well-Known Member

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    I am sorry. That wasn't my intention.

    They had my name, address, google earth picture of my house!!!! and for a small fee would have given out more personal information. All from my e-mail address. That sucks!!!
     
  15. Unka-Boo

    Unka-Boo Milwaukie Active Member

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    gb2-1-1.jpg

    They've had me for years....
     
  16. PreviaDrifter

    PreviaDrifter Oregon Member

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    Imagine if you could see what big brother knows about you from your social security number.
     
  17. sadiesassy

    sadiesassy Prescott Active Member

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    Searched my email address
    Says I live in England
    So much for good information. It just used the ffront half of the email address - not the @whatever.org

    Tracking by name - I do not exist in the town I live in ( and Ihave a comon name and there are lots of people here with my name)
     
  18. Redcap

    Redcap Lewis County, WA Well-Known Member

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    Searched my phone number and email address. My photobucket comes up, but with some Hispanic broad's name. My phone number yields no information.

    Great success!

    Borat.jpg
     
  19. sadiesassy

    sadiesassy Prescott Active Member

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    Great way to add your information to the database.
    Give them your email
    Your name and other information