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Old 03-04-2010, 09:11 AM
 
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It's not bad enough your rates are based on your credit score more than your driving record.

Social media privacy: Insurance companies want access to your Facebook | ZDNet Government | ZDNet.com
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Old 03-04-2010, 10:43 AM
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Location: Ohio
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People post things on Facebook that would look really bad in the context of a court case against them. Evidence is evidence. If your insurance company doesn't find it, the other side in a civil case will find it. I can't blame the insurance companies for not wanting to be surprised in the courtroom.
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Old 03-04-2010, 11:28 AM
 
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Yet another reason I'm giddy to be an anti-social privacy-paranoid hermit.
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Old 08-16-2013, 04:48 AM
 
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And this is why i dont have a fb account nor any other social media acct. Yeah, they can blow it out their backside because they wont find **** on me.
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Old 08-16-2013, 01:37 PM
 
Location: The Berk in Denver, CO USA
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Default Create multiple accounts

I have 2 Fb accounts.
One is the real me which I use sparingly.
One is the not so real me which I use when asked to "connect via Fb". It has no friends, zero information. That is the one that I would cough up.
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Old 08-16-2013, 02:35 PM
Bo Bo won $500 in our forum's Most Engaging Poster Contest - Tenth Edition (Apr-May 2014). 

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Location: Ohio
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I have 2 Fb accounts.
One is the real me which I use sparingly.
One is the not so real me which I use when asked to "connect via Fb". It has no friends, zero information. That is the one that I would cough up.
FWIW, that's against Facebook's TOS. They could shut off both of your accounts for doing that, if they were so inclined. They seem more focused on getting to 1 billion users, so I doubt they will shut you off. Just keep in mind that when they do trumpet the accomplishment of reaching 1 billion users, it won't mean 1 billion people.
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Old 08-16-2013, 03:06 PM
 
Location: Downtown Harrisburg
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Here's the thing:

If you don't want the entire world to know it, don't post it on the Internet.

All problems solved. With that little nugget of wisdom, it is, believe it or not, possible to use social media in a way that doesn't destroy your reputation.

Failing that, if you file a fraudulent insurance claim demanding payment over the fact that you can't leave your bed, then post pictures of your vacation to Hersheypark on Facebook, you're an idiot and a criminal and I have no sympathy for you.
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Old 08-16-2013, 05:53 PM
 
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That's when you get a different insurance company.
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Old 08-22-2013, 12:31 PM
 
Location: Victoria TX
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I think one could place a bold-faced lie in their Facebook profile, which can easily be proven to be a lie, such as something about age, past employment, or educational background. Then, if any adversary in court wants to use Facebook postings to represent evidence against you, your very simple defense would be that you regularly misrepresent your actual life when presenting it for indiscriminate and unshielded public consumption.
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Old 08-22-2013, 10:21 PM
 
Location: Somewhere in northern Alabama
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I think one could place a bold-faced lie in their Facebook profile, which can easily be proven to be a lie, such as something about age, past employment, or educational background. Then, if any adversary in court wants to use Facebook postings to represent evidence against you, your very simple defense would be that you regularly misrepresent your actual life when presenting it for indiscriminate and unshielded public consumption.
Are you saying that I am not actually a typing chickpea?!?!?!?!
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