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Old 06-05-2009, 07:29 AM   #11
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I don't know how my information got linked to the group but I didn't like it. I am a private person and I have gotten spammed recently . People trying to get information for scamming. A friend got more information about me that I didn't like was out there. It isn't just for spamming but identity fraud would hit anyone hard.
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Old 06-05-2009, 09:30 AM   #12
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That was interesting. "Sunshine's Mom" took me directly to the link here. E-mail address took me to my high school's alumni site where my email address is listed. That's it though, so I guess it's okay.
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Old 06-05-2009, 10:59 AM   #13
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I don't know how my information got linked to the group but I didn't like it. I am a private person and I have gotten spammed recently . People trying to get information for scamming. A friend got more information about me that I didn't like was out there. It isn't just for spamming but identity fraud would hit anyone hard.

There are many wild and scary things out there on the Internet. I find KH a calm Oasis in the Internet Jungle. But I'm also a bit paranoid about what I post on any public, Internet connected site. KH is viewable to any Internet visitor and they may not be able to post, but they still can read what has been posted.

That is why I cherish that KH doesn't limit edit time. I can remove something if I find I've said to much. In time the edit will update the caches that the search engines keep. Always best to be careful.

I wanted to ask for clarification, Did your search find something in your private messages or in your public profile?
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Old 06-05-2009, 01:11 PM   #14
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as OffJumpsJack implies I assume that anything I write on an internet board, or is in any internet profile is available to most if not all who have access to the internet. The skills to get at this information is not hard to acquire if you are really interested and those that we don't want to have access are most likely to have those skills.

Just be careful what you post.
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Old 06-06-2009, 07:27 AM   #15
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I just googled my name and all kinds of things came up - but then I have been on quite a few design teams for stamping and scrapbooking in the past. That was mainly the links that showed. I googled my email addy and nothing came up thank goodness.
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Old 06-06-2009, 05:52 PM   #16
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I think that knittingymnast is a preeeeetty unique name. I'm surprised. I got a few hits....umm, maybe about 4 or 5. Knittingymnast is nothing fancy, but i don't know a lot of knitters that happen to be gymnasts or vice versa.

I found a lot of gymnastics results/scores for my first name and last name, though. That's not my fault.

Thanks for the heads up.

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