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  1. #81
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    Default Well quite impressed...

    I mean it was a very creditable attempt, just got very out of date info, but you did get the name of my ISP right.

    Popped out to a bar for a few vodka's and returned to find that all hell had broken loose on this thread. Apologies if my responses are not coherent any more (if they ever were).

    Sorry but even if your information had been correct (which I admit it easily could have been), it wouldn't have been confidential information that I would have been concerned about. Letters are flying around all over the place with people's addresses on, but no one seems to regard these envelopes as a security threat. Too much,

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    Default Re: Well quite impressed...

    All just a bit of fun Simon, but just goes to show what a bunch of bored boaters can do on a Saturday night out of season. Just think what the pros can get up to.

    I agree with you about the stuff not on the web that we don't worry about and throw out with the rubbish every day - I've had a shredder for household stuff for years - it is much more of a threat.

    (Don't forget to pull your curtains[img]/forums/images/graemlins/smile.gif[/img])
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  3. #83
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    Default Re: Well quite impressed...

    I'm not offended at all, of course! Especially as it ended up in the wrong country... [img]/forums/images/graemlins/smile.gif[/img] Challenge: can anyone manage an aerial photo of my building in Krakow?

    Like you, I tend to be a little paranoid about what I drop in the rubbish - especially things like bank statements, I don't like criminal types getting my bank account details even though logically I know that there is nothing they can do with it.

    I don't have any curtains, but opposite there's a nunnery, so like to provide the poor dears some entertainment [img]/forums/images/graemlins/wink.gif[/img]

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    Default Re: Not very impressed!

    Don't worry, I did do that, and hence why I mentioned earlier in thread that it was not necessarily where you lived. Only messing at a very superficial level here. All I was doing was demonstrating to the larger audience, the amount of information available to casual observers, I didn't say it was necessarily accurate in this case.

    A proper search would have corroborated many more pieces of information rather than just looking at web registration, but would have taken a lot longer.

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    Default Re: Come on guys & girls...fill-in your details!

    Of course Brendan (that can't be your real name can it!!) if you do call for a cuppa, you'll be revealing your true identity (shock and horror). See U soon.

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    Default Re: Come on guys & girls...fill-in your details!

    Oh don't worry, it is. Brendan Spillane. Ask any of the Cherbourg trip contingent (2 years running), Wokingham and Berkshire meets, Mercury Meets (I've organised 2 years running, this will be third, and you'd be most welcome to come meet about 160 odd forumites and family there 7/8 May), Poole and Wareham meets etc etc etc. I know and have met many of the forumites over the past few years at meets and individualy.

    Having said that, expect half a dozen or so jokers to now jump in and claim I'm not me! <G>

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    Default Re: Not very impressed!

    Well it could easily have been accurate - it was accurate, but for being old. But the same level of information could have been found by looking in the telephone book, if only you knew which area phone book to look in.

    A couple of times in the past I've had to commission investigative agencies to find out background detail on certain people (business-related, not personal). In some ways what they came up with was very impressive, in other ways sadly lacking and basic. But from what I remember much of the best information that they derived seemed to be obtained through personal contacts, a relatively low level of detail through monitoring-post-type activity.

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    Default Re: Come on guys & girls...fill-in your details!

    Is that Mercury Marina, Hamble? Might just do that.
    Anyway...that's enough for me on this topic for tonight (yawn).
    Cheers...

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    Default Re: Come on guys & girls...fill-in your details!

    Och Jamesie
    - ah transferred tae ra Queens Royal Herbacious Borderers - weed quite a bit o' undercover wairk then sae - ma trail shuid gang a bit hazy frae there

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    Default Re: Not very impressed!

    Personal contact is often the best way and much is surprisingly simple. You never know if someone you don't know, knows you.

    There was an instance of a local politician (not here) who alleged bugging and all sorts of subterfuge when information about him was revealed. It was all obtained by an anonymous looking chap who sat in the pub, just down the road from his council meeting on the second Tuesday of every month. The politician adjourned there in "safe" company after each meeting speaking unguardedly. Never did work it out for himself.

    (Oh, and already looked at Krakow but need a bit more time, my Polish isn't good enough - how far are you away from the YMCA building?)
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