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Personal safety and security when using the forum.

Discussion in 'Type 2 Diabetes' started by DCUKMod, Jan 8, 2018.

  1. DCUKMod

    DCUKMod I reversed my Type 2 · Master
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    From time to time, on a forum such as this, an unfortunate set of circumstances or actions arises, giving one or more members concerns. Examples of what might happen might be an inappropriate attachment from one member to another, suggestions to go off-site to one-to-one contact within, say, WhatsApp, Facetime or Messenger. Other examples would be for the sort of scamming activity we might see on TV; perhaps individuals looking to raise funds for “medications/treatments/emergency repatriations” - just as examples.

    I am sure we are all familiar with those “Foreign Prince” email scams that encourage us to part with our money, but it is less easy to spot a clever bit of manipulation on a forum – especially one populated by fellow travellers along a sometimes tricky diabetes path. We have a natural “me too” response to much we read.

    So please remember that we only have each other's posts to go on, for everything we know about our fellow posters. DCUK have a system of checks and an active moderation team, but while it may be easy to spot a scam email, it can be less easy to spot a dishonest poster. Sometimes someone may post on the forum with the goal of extracting money, whether by promoting products, encouraging Private Messages or by a sob story.

    Should you ever find yourself on the uncomfortable end of any of those circumstances, or indeed something else, please hit the Report Button, immediately. The Report button is located under every post, and every Private Message conversation entry. Please check that you know where the button is. Alternatively, email [email protected] to express your concerns.

    Any such concerns will be thoroughly investigated, and where necessary, actions taken.

    Raising a Report or emailing your concerns is not telling tales. It is playing your personal part in the safe and happy running of diabetes.co.uk and a valuable feedback loop into the site Management/Admin Teams.

    The safety, security and privacy of our members is paramount to us at diabetes.co.uk, and we do need your assistance to ensure, where at all possible, any undesirable behaviour or actions are prevented or nipped in the bud.

    Many thanks for reading.
     
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  2. Pipp

    Pipp Type 2 · Expert
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    Important we all keep this in mind.
     
  3. ally1

    ally1 Type 2 · Expert

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    Thank you for your post. It's very important
     
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  4. Pat_C

    Pat_C Type 2 · Member

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    Thank you for this. As an aside, facebook keeps asking me to put up a photo of myself so that friends can know what I look like. WELL, my Friends do know what I look like and the thousands (exaggeration?) of other posters who might want to Friend(?) me on facebook don't need to know what I look like.
    Again, thank you.
     
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  5. Tipetoo

    Tipetoo Type 2 · Expert

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    There are plenty of photos on Google you can use, it's what I do when someone starts a post your photo thread.
     
  6. nomoredonuts

    nomoredonuts Type 2 (in remission!) · Well-Known Member

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    I'm not worrying but....
    I've been absent for a couple of days and just logged on, via a click on a "Favourites" tab. I'm met with a new landing page, new log-on, and impertinent, compulsory details about my age. Has something been going on over the last few days?
    Am I still in the bosom of my diabetes family?
     
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    pardalope Type 2 · Member

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    Any body know any thing about the Vedda blood sugar remedy .pardalope
     
  8. Wilber123

    Wilber123 Prediabetes · Well-Known Member

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    Hello all.
    This is a good reminder to us all. Many thanks.
    Unless we are lucky to know another forum member who lives around the corner, really we donot know anyone.
    There is so much internet scamming going on we all need to be alert.
    Many thanks to all who check this site to help keep us safe.
     
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  9. DCUKMod

    DCUKMod I reversed my Type 2 · Master
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    Just boosting this up, for no other reason than it's been a while.

    Please read the initial post and bear it in mind.
     
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  10. Tipetoo

    Tipetoo Type 2 · Expert

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    Giving the thread a Sunday bump.
     
  11. CondorX

    CondorX Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Sunday?? It's still Saturday here :)
     
  12. Tipetoo

    Tipetoo Type 2 · Expert

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    Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) is 10 hours ahead of the UK (GMT).
     
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  13. CondorX

    CondorX Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    LOL. Well Saturday has quite some distance to go in the UK and Europe yet, so it's not quite a Sunday bump for all. Saturday bump for quite a few, I guess!!
     
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    thonth1 · Newbie

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    Thank you will keep this in mind.
     
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