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Watch Out for That Meme!

I'd just like to put a bit of a warning on this meme here. Yes, believe it or not, there can be some dangers to filling out memes & online surveys.

Some of them are started by phishers (one of which hit me last night on YIM, so if you get a message from 'me' telling you to check out some site - DON'T!)

Your red flags should go up if they ask you to fill in personal information such as full names, birthdates, street name/address, mother's maiden name (HUGE red flag there! Credit card scammers!), first pet's names/high schools/childhood heroes (or similar questions asked by email providers when changing/retrieving passwords).

While you are distracted with sharing your favorite color, what super power you'd like to have, and whether or not anyone on your f-list has a crush on you, spammers/hackers/phishers are jotting down all the necessary info needed to begin identity theft & fraud (and yes, with a full name and street addy, they can get your social security number).

NEVER give out personal or identifying information online!

That said, I'm going to do this meme anyway - changing everything I'm not comfortable sharing.





The Name Game:
1. YOUR SPY NAME: (middle name and current street name Favorite author's last name) I don't use my real name online, so I don't mind sharing my middle name :P
Louise Card.

2. YOUR MOVIE STAR NAME: (grandfather/grandmother on your dad's side, your favorite candy)
Tina Milkyway

3. YOUR RAP NAME: (first initial of first name, first three or four letters of your last name First three or four letters of your favorite song)
A. Best

4. YOUR GAMER TAG: (a favorite color, a favorite animal)
Silver Gorilla

5. YOUR SOAP OPERA NAME: (middle name, where state you were born)
Louise Iowa

6. YOUR STAR WARS NAME: (first 3 letters of your last name favorite soup, last 3 letters of mother's maiden name your favorite vegetable, first 3 letters of your pet's name)
Bla Lli Ach

7. JEDI NAME: (middle name spelled backwards, your mom's maiden name model of car spelled backwards)
Esiuol Suruat

8. PORN STAR NAME: (first pet's name, the street you grew up on favorite flower)
Achaiah Rose

9. SUPERHERO NAME: ("The", your favorite color, the automobile your mom drives)
The Silver Yellowthing

10. YOUR ACTION HERO NAME: (first name of a main character in the last movie you watched, last food you ate)
Blue Applesauce

:-D

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lanternlady
Oct. 18th, 2006 05:35 pm (UTC)
LOL.. way to go Miss Edit Professional! :o) well done! Now I know nothing about you!! so is your middle name.. (just kidding!) hehehe
ahavah
Oct. 18th, 2006 06:01 pm (UTC)
:-D I'm an open book, but I still don't give out my identifying info online. But I don't mind sharing my less-than-cool middle name. It won't do much good if people don't have the full name. And you do too know something about me. You now know that my favorite color is silver and my fav animal is a gorrilla. And my favorite soups starts with bla, which I know everyone has been wondering about.
lanternlady
Oct. 18th, 2006 06:23 pm (UTC)
roflmao.

Ahhhh sistah.. thank you for making me smile today. :o)
ahavah
Oct. 18th, 2006 07:08 pm (UTC)
I aim to please. :-D
manifest_now
Oct. 18th, 2006 06:37 pm (UTC)
good to know - thanks!= for the heads up!
ahavah
Oct. 18th, 2006 07:10 pm (UTC)
Always a pleasure! :D
mc_questionmark
Oct. 18th, 2006 07:30 pm (UTC)
The internet gnomes won't get you so easily.
The Silver Yellowthing strikes again, for JUSTICE!
ahavah
Oct. 18th, 2006 07:52 pm (UTC)
I eat internet gnomes for breakfast!

But seriously, there's no cooler alter-ego than The Silver Yellowthing, is there? I should really make a Nacho Libre-esque icon...
times_suspended
Oct. 19th, 2006 12:22 am (UTC)
Oh noes. Teh gnomes are teh cute!!1
ahavah
Oct. 19th, 2006 01:38 pm (UTC)
Not these gnomes.

Oh no. Not these.
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ahavah
Oct. 18th, 2006 08:10 pm (UTC)
There is no escape!
mc_questionmark
Oct. 18th, 2006 09:38 pm (UTC)
You should read my last post, and dream up something very witty.
ahavah
Oct. 19th, 2006 01:24 pm (UTC)
Done, but I can't promise it's very witty.
times_suspended
Oct. 19th, 2006 12:21 am (UTC)
Now I"ve got that scene from Monty Python in my head where they are in the cave and saying "aaargh" and "aaaagh".

=P
ahavah
Oct. 19th, 2006 01:37 pm (UTC)
It's been a long time since I've seen Monty Python, and I don't think I get it right now. I do, however, get your icon and very much enjoy it. :)
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