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Old 12-25-2014, 05:30 PM   #1
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I Googled My Cell Number

I just out of curiosity "googled" my phone number. I was very surprised that a link popped up for "Airforums" showing my private email conversation where I listed my phone number for another members information. I conclude the message section is not closed or private. I'll be alert to this in the future. Going thru my PM 's deleting items, which is probably too late since Google caches all these goodies. We have had a rash of mystery phone calls, of which, five documented numbers I gave to our cell carrier to block.
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Old 12-25-2014, 05:42 PM   #2
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Wow. Scary. Thanks for the alert.


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Old 12-25-2014, 06:08 PM   #3
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The PM system should be secure, even the mods cannot access it or view messages except their own. I am contacting you for more info.
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Old 12-25-2014, 06:37 PM   #4
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I just googled my number, and two PMs from the Airforums were present. I do not like this!
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Old 12-25-2014, 06:52 PM   #5
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Drathaar, I sent Admin Stefrbrts my phone number after a response to check it out, as well as a link to the Google search I found if it worked
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Old 12-25-2014, 07:10 PM   #6
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I just Googled my cell, and the only thing that came up was related to Moose Tags. There was nothing related Airforums.

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Old 12-25-2014, 07:57 PM   #7
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Moose tag, I had PM'd another member of this forum and included my phone number in the PM. That's what created the link on Google.
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Old 12-25-2014, 09:10 PM   #8
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I googled my number and got an address and business name that I only use for professional journal subscriptions. Evidently they sell their mailing lists.
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Old 12-25-2014, 09:14 PM   #9
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Moose tag, I had PM'd another member of this forum and included my phone number in the PM. That's what created the link on Google.


I did some googling and found this profile comment: Airstream Forums - Conversation Between Txforetravel and Coloradobus

It appears that your phone was included in this message (and is now removed). These profile comments are not the same as private messages and they are publically viewable.
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Old 12-25-2014, 09:18 PM   #10
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I googled my number and got an address and business name that I only use for professional journal subscriptions. Evidently they sell their mailing lists.
No. we do not sell lists or share info - your account info is private. That said, if you post it on a thread or as a profile comment to another member on their profile it is publicly visible. If you find personal info that needs to be removed please pm a moderator for some help. We take privacy very seriously.
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Old 12-25-2014, 09:31 PM   #11
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I just googled my number, and two PMs from the Airforums were present. I do not like this!
I found a profile comment that you left for another member - that has your number: Airstream Forums - Conversation Between Drathaar and samb

Again - these are not Private Messages. They are public comments left on member profiles and I see how there might be some confusion. That said - The PM system is secure and not searchable by google.

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I googled my cell phone came up verizon with some bus. in Chgo Il. I have att cell & Ameritec land line, do not have any business or affiliates in Chgo. so am I being scammed or slammed?
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Old 12-25-2014, 10:13 PM   #13
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Thanks for clarifying. Seems I don't know how to use private pm mode. Either way, I ll pass on using any of it. It's interesting it took this long to materialize on a Google link. I check Google monthly for my name and numbers
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Janet, thank you. Like the OP, I got a bit twisted in the difference between a PM and a profile comment.
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