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nicola
Posted: Tuesday, November 03, 2009 3:36:51 PM

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Everyone who is concerned about internet safety should read this article, and browse this site: http://www.wiredsafety.org

The most important line on the whole site as far as I'm concerned is this:

Don't give out any personal information about yourself or anyone else.

Be very careful who you give your email address details too, or your Facebook / Myspace etc profile details to.

Never give anyone your credit card details. You will never be asked to provide these details by any lush stories staff member.

As with any forum / social networking site, bad elements can creep in. As site owners, we try and prevent this as much as possible, and deal with problems promptly, however it is also the responsibility of the individual members to take common sense precautions.

"You are solely responsible for your conduct (and the conduct of anyone using your account) while using our service, including the content you provide. Just as in the real world, things you do within our site can subject you to criminal, civil or regulatory penalties. We are not responsible or liable for anything you do online."

Nicola
nicola
Posted: Thursday, November 05, 2009 11:09:11 AM

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Here is another useful resource: http://onlinesafetytoolkit.com
nicola
Posted: Sunday, November 20, 2011 9:06:16 PM

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Reminder - we will never ask anyone to provide their credit card details for age verification, or any other purpose. Do not give them out to any member here.

Also, be very careful when using messenger programs, fraudsters target the more naive internet users via those programs especially.
nicola
Posted: Saturday, December 22, 2012 1:14:10 PM

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Bump - please don't come complaining to either myself, or any of our admin staff, if you don't follow this guideline, and things go wrong, there's nothing we can do about it if you've chosen to give out your personal details:

nicola wrote:
Don't give out any personal information about yourself or anyone else.


Sure, there are instances when you may want to meet up with other members, but even at that point, I'd be very hesitant about giving out any details other than your first name and mobile number.
nicola
Posted: Tuesday, February 04, 2014 6:02:38 PM

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Location: Sydney, Australia
A friendly bump.

Do not give out any personal details to anyone you don't know. That's not just advice for this website, it's for all websites you visit.

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