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Is it reliable to give your proper full name to blackhat community adminstrators?

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by Make Good Things, Jan 23, 2016.

  1. Make Good Things

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    Just curious. There are lots of blackhat seo websites that have VIP subforums and they ask your full name when you make a payment for becoming a VIP member. Anyway, almost any money transfer system (paypal, western union, etc.) will give your (sender's) name to receiver, while you at the same time can transfer money just by email that receiver can tell you. Though, most of (really great) forums tell you the receiver's full name and location, and you can also make a bank transfer.

    The question is: is it safe to use your real full name, when you pay for VIP membership? I can't remember any anonymous money transfer system except Bitcoin and similar. Just interesting if I should be awared of this.

    I believe when you make such membership, you are going to be a good guy (part of that forum), so generally you should feel safe, if you are not going to break the forum rules. But what about forum admininstator's - should I treat them as a "good guys", while they will know my full name?

    Sounds like a kind of paranoic question :D But while this is BlackHat part of the world, you should expect anything, or actually not? :rolleyes:
     
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  2. Zwielicht

    Zwielicht Moderator Staff Member Moderator Jr. VIP

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    Did you do something you don't want anyone finding out about if they search for your name?

    I'm pretty sure the admins here can see my legal name, pen name (technically a name change by usage until I get it legally changed), age, and other details I haven't publicly shared on the Internet if they wanted to, yet it hasn't caused any issues for me.

    If it's really an issue, why not just use a pseudonym?
     
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  3. dblane4

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    Open a stealth Paypal/Western union where you can use your fake name if it's matter to you.
     
  4. Make Good Things

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    Thanks for the answer! Actually not, I've not done anything wrong or suspicious that should be the reason to hide from anyone in internet. The reason is that I prefer to maintain personal anonymity, if it is possible. And basically you can really keep it, until it comes to payment process. I've never thought about it, when I was paying in e-shops, transfering money to the person I really know, paying for software license or any service I used. This is the first time I've decided to ask myself and the community, but now I'm mostly thinking that it should be fine, because it's also kind of service, just not so usual as it was earlier.

    As for about pseudonym - you can't hide your real name from money processing system and receiver also should compare if he receive money from me and not from someone else, that's the reason why they are asking, I guess.
     
  5. Ste Fishkin

    Ste Fishkin Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    Oh ffs I used my real name from day 1. So what if they know your address and name. What are you expecting the mods to do? Hunt you down and hang you?

    I only recently changed it because when you googled my name all the retarded stuff I post on here came up.
     
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    Even if you do not share your name with forum admins, but still if you buy a premium membership and pay with any major payment processors you end up sharing a lot. Anyhow,, as long as you are not going illegal with anything why to worry ?
     
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    As long as you aren't discussing anything illegal then there is no problem and discussing something illegal on a public forum is asking for trouble anyway.
    If you are asking if BHW is OK then I am pretty sure your details are safe, if you are asking if Charles Floate's BH Forum is safe then that is another matter.
     
  8. Ste Fishkin

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    Depends how old you are and if he wants to watch and record you wanking yourself off on webcam I suppose?
     
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    Are you and Rand having some issues, do you need to talk?
     
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  10. Ste Fishkin

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    He will only let me fuck him when I wear a panda or penguin suit. These google algorithms have gone to his head.
     
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    The man is passionate about his job, would you not be willing to accommodate his requests? Think of the little mozrats..
     
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    Don't you pretty much have to upload certain illegal content to BHW for your name to be exposed or make some kind of death threats.
     
  13. Make Good Things

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    Thanks for replies! Now I'm really feeling safe. And it looks it's even better to use real full name in case if there could be any money transfer problems. I believe in this case PayPal is the best service or bank transfer also, but it takes longer.

    What I'm going to discuss is SEO methods, strategies, CPA, software/tools and etc. The only problems I believe I can have are ranking websites in search engines and banned accs in social networks because of usings bots :D (maybe also kind of problems with using copyrighted content on my sites, but I believe it should rarely happen..)
    Seems like nothing really illegal/criminal, just normal practise that every SEO/SMM person faces every day.

    I've decided to join VIP membership because of sharing my own experience and learning other's people non-public stuff.
     
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  14. Asif WILSON Khan

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    Joining BHW VIP will be safe, but as I said you have to be careful on some other forums (most are safe) if they are run by script kiddies.

    You won't be able to join BHW VIP until you have been a member for 3 months and made 100 quality posts.
    When you are eligible you will see JrVIP as an option here:
    http://www.blackhatworld.com/blackhat-seo/payments.php
    At the moment you will only qualify for Donor level which has the Pink name.
     
  15. Make Good Things

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    That's an informative reply! I'll remember that.
    Sorry for some kind of off-topic, is it fine (in case of BHW rules) to ask about other (non-BHW) forum's memberships that I'm also interested in? They are actually very popular too.