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jairolevi
Town Hero / Héro de la Ville
Status: Brand new

 

Not pointing fingers at the Baby Boomers but... (don't hate me LOL )

 

....it seems some people are not aware of the implications of posting personal information in a public forum.

 

I have seen posts with full phone numbers, account numbers and PIN.

 

You might say "No issues, the mods can just remove the information from the post" but...

 

All the people who is subscribed to the discussion get an email with the full posts details, so no matter if the mods mask the PINs or not later, I still got them on my email !

 

I try to be nice so I just delete them, but someone (not as nice as the milenials ) could take advantage of this.  Or even do stuff to your account just for fun.

 

As example please see this thread:

 

http://productioncommunity.publicmobile.ca/t5/Phones-Hardware/Cannot-receive-incoming-calls-on-647-7...

 

Also, if the private info is in the subject of the thread, it stays visible to all even if the mods mask the info in the body.

 

I do not think this is an easy fix, but submitting anyways to make PM aware of this possible issue. At least if we are aware of this we can be more cautious.

Thank you,

JL

 

PS: Not sure if this also happens on the forum RSS feeds, I haven't checked, but I would not be surprised if it would.

5 Comments
jairolevi
Town Hero / Héro de la Ville

 

To clarify,

 

This is what the people get on their email.

 

( Don't laugh at my amazing photoshop skills )

 

Thank you,


JL.

 

 

privacy.PNG

crazyfrog
Model Citizen / Citoyen Modèle

Agreed Its way too dangerous these days to post any sort of personal information for we dont know how many lurkers are out there and what they could possibly do with this info.

makkahn28
Mayor / Maire

I fully agree with this

Shazia_K
Retraité / Retired
Retraité / Retired

Hello @jairolevi,

Thank you for raising this concern to us, one of our team member will look into this.

 

Thanks,

 

Shazia

Jonavin
Model Citizen / Citoyen Modèle

I was shocked when I got the email info I sent from the web site forum. Anyone intercepting that email has enough info to highjack my number including my previous carrier account number and PIN.