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26/06/2011 at 09:40

Dear All,

As many of you are no doubt aware, the Fetch Everyone website has recently been hacked into and people have had their email address and date of birth stolen. Amazingly 99% of people on Fetch seem to be very relaxed about this. I'm not!

Can I please urge people to make sure that their date of birth held on here is a false one and also ensure that passwords used on these sorts of sites are not the same as ones used or e.g. online banking.

No doubt some of you will think I'm worrying over nothing, but there's nothing an ID fraudster loves more than a date of birth. Yes, they probably can get this info from elsewhere if they really wanted to.....but why make it easy for them.

As you were,


p.s. I'd also like some assurance from RW Towers that, given their commercial relationship with FE, they are reviewing their digital security to ensure it is adequate. 

26/06/2011 at 09:47

I'll give you 3 guesses on mine.

26/06/2011 at 09:59
Lol, Mr P
26/06/2011 at 10:01

Joking apart, I always thought the way they put peoples houses on the map in Fetch was a bit naive.

26/06/2011 at 10:22

Anyone hacking into Fetch would be useless. Whats the point of obtaining info on
a old peoples club.

Edit to add you can change your date of birth, address and name on here.
Just change the address from Another Street to A Street. You can put the first three of
your postcode rather than the full. Change your name from Total Nutter to T Nuts.
At least anyone who gets your info will know you T Nuts from A Street.

Edited: 26/06/2011 at 10:47
26/06/2011 at 10:39
Good idea Saffy, I have made myself about 20 years younger
26/06/2011 at 12:08

I've just popped into my profile page to change stuff and it turns out that I'd already put that I was born in 2005 (lol!) with a fictitious address and postcode, so I guess I'm ahead of the game.

I've always hated that - you want to open an account for a crappy forum or whatever and they ask all sorts of personal questions about your age, occupation etc. None of anyone's business!

27/06/2011 at 09:43
Why would you even provide your date of birth on a site like this?  What need do RW have for it?
27/06/2011 at 10:23
If Fetch has been hacked, it's too late to be worrying about your DOB being on there.
27/06/2011 at 10:28
Inter, I posted this as a warning so people could check their details held on this site. I had a false DOB on Fetch, thankfully.
LIVERBIRD    pirate
27/06/2011 at 10:30

I have always been 26. And I will be 26 again this year.

It's important to be older than 25 so I can buy booze in Asda!

27/06/2011 at 10:32
You shop in ASDA LB? 
LIVERBIRD    pirate
27/06/2011 at 10:37

Only for wine.

Other than that Aldi will do me Wilkie!

And if you believe that, you'll believe I'm 26.

27/06/2011 at 10:45
I would have expected you to send one of  your staff, dahling!
LIVERBIRD    pirate
27/06/2011 at 10:46

My staff are on strike as usual. Fecking lazy arses want PAYING to serve me!

27/06/2011 at 16:01

One question for you guys over here to ponder and then I'll be off

Think back over the years and work out how many places you have entered your correct DOB and email address... and maybe home address... online or on paper

Do you really think that it's going to make an ounce of difference that it's been discovered on Fetch as opposed to the many other places that you have circulated it to?

Wilkie... DOB is useful for WAVA and ranking purposes

27/06/2011 at 16:03

and has everyone forgotten about the Child Benefit details being 'lost' a number of years back?

27/06/2011 at 16:10

I guess the benefit of having no children is that my details weren't lost!

WAVA and ranking? I couldn't care less about that....I run because I want to and compare times with my previous efforts and not with those of others.

27/06/2011 at 16:41


Sorry you have such a problem with me making people aware of what's happened and advising them to make sure their details are safe on this site.

Seems a strange attitude to take

27/06/2011 at 18:03
Thanks SSP - appreciate it
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