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April 01, 2019, 04:00:22 PM
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The KYC thread started by theymos this morning is a real hoot.  But, I'm concerned about the security of those who are actually posting real selfies in that thread.  Some of these photos can be reverse image searched on google and lead to real social media profiles.  People are either posting their real selfies, or posting photos of other people which is even more concerning.  

Sure, the advent of the internet has made April Fools Day more widely known around the world, but it's still mostly a phenomenon in the Western World.  It's not as ubiquitous as we westerners might think.  It seems no matter how many obvious joke photos are posted, some think it's acceptable to post their real photos.  Spelling it out in that thread seems to have no affect, either.

@theymos, I hope you have a plan to address the security risk without canning the entire thread.  That would be a shame, but it's my opinion the bigger shame would be to allow those photos to remain.  

  

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They don't care about sharing the details because the probably have nothing to lose or probably they think they are somewhere unreachable.
If someone really fell for today's prank then that level of naivety is off the chats.

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April 01, 2019, 04:20:41 PM
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Wait. I wasn't supposed to post my real photo, that damn thermos got me again.

Anyone who is posting real photos or their photo with I.D, unfortunately has a lot to learn about security. That thread is likely the best place to learn it if they can actually read another post, as I've seen several posts in the thread addressing that. I can't be positive but I think anything that had ID or something was being removed because I had noticed a lot of broken image tags.

If this is what triggers their brush with scammers/hackers I would be amazed as they likely post their info everywhere and anywhere they are promised a couple satoshis, unfortunately.

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April 01, 2019, 04:32:06 PM
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If you spot a real image, maybe just send a PM to the user with a small warning to change / delete the link to the image.

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April 01, 2019, 04:41:13 PM
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If you spot a real image, maybe just send a PM to the user with a small warning to change / delete the link to the image.
Or just report the post to the mods? AFAIK theymos deleted a few obvious real images from that thread. Also you never know if that image is real or just ripped off from the internet. It's funny how people are continuing to post their "real images" even after seeing most of the images posted there are obvious trolls. This is what bounty whoring turns you into - A blindfuck.

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April 01, 2019, 04:43:00 PM
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If people aren't able to perceive that they're posting the image publicly (after they uploaded it to imgur or something, as well), then they're really beyond help...

If someone posts their ID with their selfie, please report it. Otherwise it's not a big deal.

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April 01, 2019, 05:34:25 PM
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What are you all talking about?
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April 01, 2019, 05:37:03 PM
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If people aren't able to perceive that they're posting the image publicly (after they uploaded it to imgur or something, as well), then they're really beyond help...

If someone posts their ID with their selfie, please report it. Otherwise it's not a big deal.
Besides that, if anybody is posting their real picture at all then they must be either real dumb or too careless which in both cases should not bother us much.

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April 01, 2019, 05:44:01 PM
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I thought this was real KYC  Angry

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What are you all talking about?
I thought this was real KYC  Angry

And you're the 4th real Satoshi I'm seeing today... exciting times.

Wait I think we found a linked trust abusing merit link. They all verified as the real Satoshi, rookie mistakes.

We need Marlboroza to get on this investigatio.... wait. Never mind I guess they have won.

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They don't care about sharing the details because the probably have nothing to lose or probably they think they are somewhere unreachable.
Plus they're probably not providing their own dox anyway.  You can't tell me that bounty hunters couldn't and wouldn't either just fake it or have some forged documents on hand for just such an occasion.

And yes, if someone was boneheaded enough to fall for an April fools day prank like this one, when most people in the know had seen it coming since at least last April, they deserve whatever's coming--and I suspect nothing's coming anyway.  I doubt Theymos would keep the dox and I think he respects everyone's need for privacy.

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April 01, 2019, 07:48:01 PM
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I didn’t comment on them in the thread because I didn’t want to bring attention to them in there but I was thinking myself that some idiots definitely posted real pics in there.

I mean, FFS!

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I don't surprised at all that there was so many people who posted real their selfies. Most of them are new members who maybe don't know about April fools day pranks here and theymos stand towards KYC. But what is really strange to see many higher ranked users (Full, or Sr. Members, usually with 0 earned Merits) posting their selfies.
About these who uploaded photos of ID cards/passports with all details visible. You must be really dumb to do that. Posting their sensitive date public in forum's thread - sounds like a "great" idea. And it's not about being not aware about April fools day or having bad English skills to understand context. They are just dumb. And the we are surprised that people are falling into obvious scams...




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April 01, 2019, 08:31:49 PM
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And you're the 4th real Satoshi I'm seeing today... exciting times.

You never know, perhaps one of the selfies in that thread actually is Satoshi letting off a little steam.

Interesting point re the April fools. There will be a lot of people reading who had a shot of alarm today. It's easy to forget there are whole swathes of the world that barely acknowledge it, let alone have any nuance of English comprehension. And there are certain bits where it's not even April at all.

After that there's intelligence and the ability, or will, to analyse what you've read. Both of those qualities are in even shorter supply.

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And you're the 4th real Satoshi I'm seeing today... exciting times.

You never know, perhaps one of the selfies in that thread actually is Satoshi letting off a little steam.

Interesting point re the April fools. There will be a lot of people reading who had a shot of alarm today. It's easy to forget there are whole swathes of the world that barely acknowledge it, let alone have any nuance of English comprehension. And there are certain bits where it's not even April at all.

After that there's intelligence and the ability, or will, to analyse what you've read. Both of those qualities are in even shorter supply.

Most of the people supplying real pics probably have little or nothing worth protecting. That’s the only way I can comprehend somebody being so retarded. This place is full of hackers, scammers & untrustworthy bastards. Supply real life info at your own peril.

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April 01, 2019, 08:50:35 PM
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But what is really strange to see many higher ranked users (Full, or Sr. Members, usually with 0 earned Merits) posting their selfies.

Possibly purchased/hacked accounts. I've seen this with plagiarism: a high-ranked account copy-pasting unbelievably mundane drivel -> check post history and sure enough there is a gap in posting / change of language / etc. Those are not the sharpest knives in the proverbial drawer - they're unable to rank-up on their own AND they think that acquiring a high-rank account is a good idea.

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But what is really strange to see many higher ranked users (Full, or Sr. Members, usually with 0 earned Merits) posting their selfies.
Those are not the sharpest knives in the proverbial drawer - they're unable to rank-up on their own AND they think that acquiring a high-rank account is a good idea.
You don't need to be the sharpest knife in the drawer to bounty whore. In fact, you have to be the dumbest crayon in the box to bounty whore, the primary reasons why these accounts are bought for.

There could be a few exceptional cases but I think most would buy accounts to either scam or make pennies from the bounties.

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April 02, 2019, 01:02:17 AM
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What are you all talking about?
I thought this was real KYC  Angry

And you're the 4th real Satoshi I'm seeing today... exciting times.

The tags are great.  I hope we get to keep them for the whole month.

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April 02, 2019, 01:40:03 AM
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The tags are great.  I hope we get to keep them for the whole month.

Aaaaand they're gone. Much sad  Cry

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