This is a discussion on My advice to new gun owners. within the Concealed Carry Issues & Discussions forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; Originally Posted by ccw9mm He has posted his actual physical address, his schedule of being away from the house, and has identified several items of ...
Several months ago someone used my credit card to purchase a $750 airline ticket to South Africa. It was easy to straighten out with the bank, but that's hardly the point.
Your info is out there. If you're relying on the security or integrity of Facebook (et al) then you're going to be rudely disappointed.
"The flock sleep peaceably in their pasture at night because Sheepdogs stand ready to do violence on their behalf."
are you referring to preventing a robbery?
i have a CHP and i own handguns and i dont even have a facebook account , maybe i should let the BG's know i am armed and dangerous so dont try robbing me.
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Good point, though, about whatever you post being public. In fact, even the more cautious among us post a little bit here (hiding everything else) and a little bit there (hiding the first bit and everything else) and so on... to the point where a determined investigator could piece together quite a bit about a person. I was taken to task recently about this by my wife.
Whoops. Now you all know I'm married and occasionally in trouble. But I repeat myself...
Better yet, keep off Facebook altogether!
Get some real friends and go shooting. Are your "cyber-friends" going to be there if and when you need a helping hand?
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All of my guns are on facebook but I dont befreind people I dont know and noone else can view my profile, and none of my address or contact information is on there. I'm not really worried.
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I don't use Face Book. I don't have any friends.
ANY of those "friends" could have talked to family members, "real" friends...ANYBODY... How was her profile set up? If she allowed "friends of friends" to view it, ANYONE could have seen it. People she never could have possibly known about. With that setting, if a person were to "friend" someone and that "friend" goes ahead and "friends" 10,000 other people? Guess what...every one of those secondary "friends" can see the original person's profile, too. If I remember correctly, when viewing a profile, "friends of friends" was also the default setting and remained until changed.
So, a person with hundreds of "friends" or more (VERY common) and each one of those "friends" has hundreds of "friends" or more? I find it HARD to believe the police would track each and every one of those people down for a simply burglary...