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Old 01-02-2013, 01:34 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Why do people when showing a picture of their truck hide their tag number?
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Why do you wan't to know my, or any other users, tag?
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Why do you wan't to know my, or any other users, tag?
not that we want to know your tag #.....what can someone do with it was the point...I think.. I've also wondered this..
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not that we want to know your tag #.....what can someone do with it was the point...I think.. I've also wondered this..
Same reason people don't usually use their real name as their handle, or post their home address in their signature. Why share more than you need to? Multiple that by the fact a lot of users share their handle between different sites.

Lets say I'm talking about the kick-ass 55" OLED TV I just bought, but I'm not going to be able to watch it because I'm away for the weekend with the family. It doesn't take a genius to get my address from my license number.

Too many people are so blasé about their personal information.
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Same reason people don't usually use their real name as their handle, or post their home address in their signature. Why share more than you need to? Multiple that by the fact a lot of users share their handle between different sites.

Lets say I'm talking about the kick-ass 55" OLED TV I just bought, but I'm not going to be able to watch it because I'm away for the weekend with the family. It doesn't take a genius to get my address from my license number.

Too many people are so blasé about their personal information.
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You'd be amazed at what an internet weirdo/stalker can do with a $10 subscription to a stalker site

Agreed, no need to show your license plate number, though I'm pretty sure its a little more difficult/expensive to do a reverse lookup with a plate number, unless you are, or know someone with LEO ties, and even then, its a big no-no....or so I've heard.

Most of us are pretty easy to find, just based on info we put in various places online. Screen names, email addresses alone can give you everything you need to know, most of the time. With very little effort, you can find out more and more, the more you dig.
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Someone with access to the right databases, or who knows someone with it, can take a plate number and find out among other things where you live, what your phone number is, who lives with you, what their personal information is, where you have lived in the past, and basic credit info just to name a few things off the top of my head.

Hell someone who has all that stuff and is good with computers could figure it out just from IP addresses and crap even if you don't post plate numbers. But why give them info that will just make it easier. People can give personal info in PMs to other members that they trust and know, but there is no sense in leaving it out there for anybody who signs up for a free site membership to see. It just gives more tools to a wack job who decides he doesn't like what you have to say and wants to mess with you personally. That DOES happen.
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Same reason people don't usually use their real name as their handle, or post their home address in their signature. Why share more than you need to? Multiple that by the fact a lot of users share their handle between different sites.

Lets say I'm talking about the kick-ass 55" OLED TV I just bought, but I'm not going to be able to watch it because I'm away for the weekend with the family. It doesn't take a genius to get my address from my license number.

Too many people are so blasé about their personal information.
you have a 55" OLED please then PM me your tag number so no one can beat me there..
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Here's my tag. I still have a console TV at my house from the 70's, it's heavy, bring 5 friends I'm anti-gun too.

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Someone with access to the right databases, or who knows someone with it, can take a plate number and find out among other things where you live, what your phone number is, who lives with you, what their personal information is, where you have lived in the past, and basic credit info just to name a few things off the top of my head.

Hell someone who has all that stuff and is good with computers could figure it out just from IP addresses and crap even if you don't post plate numbers. But why give them info that will just make it easier. People can give personal info in PMs to other members that they trust and know, but there is no sense in leaving it out there for anybody who signs up for a free site membership to see. It just gives more tools to a wack job who decides he doesn't like what you have to say and wants to mess with you personally. That DOES happen.


well I guess I will delete my location on my sig and hide my proxiy and surf the web incognito. Some people live in a world of fear. Becarefull there are internet boogie men everywhere..
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By all means, share all the info you want. If it makes you feel like the big man, then power to you bro. Knock yourself out...
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Why do you guys call it a tag? Out here it's called a plate.

Actually, that website Spokeo.com scares the CRAP out of me. IDK if plate numbers help on that site, but just knowing a persons name and which county they live in can lead to a pic of their house courtesy of Google Earth, along with their annual income and family tree. Don't ask why I know about it...
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Why do you guys call it a tag? Out here it's called a plate.

Actually, that website Spokeo.com scares the CRAP out of me. IDK if plate numbers help on that site, but just knowing a persons name and which county they live in can lead to a pic of their house courtesy of Google Earth, along with their annual income and family tree. Don't ask why I know about it...
I am not sure but around here plate and tag are the same thing. . If some one wants to find you there is nor much you can do anyway but yes there is a lot of information on the internet and I know there are good people and bad people out there . I am just glad I have MR Smith and his brother MR Wesson living with us now.
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Why do you guys call it a tag? Out here it's called a plate.

Actually, that website Spokeo.com scares the CRAP out of me. IDK if plate numbers help on that site, but just knowing a persons name and which county they live in can lead to a pic of their house courtesy of Google Earth, along with their annual income and family tree. Don't ask why I know about it...
Every time you sign up for shit, enter into a contest, get magazine/newspaper subscriptions, put shit on facebook, put shit on craigs, etc....that shit is mined into those sites like spokeo, etc. weird.... I've never used sites like spokeo or anything else like that
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