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Online Safety

Post by Unicron » Wed Aug 25, 2004 11:23 am

Jasons 3 rules to online game safety

#1.) Never give someone online any of your personal information such as your real name, address, phone number, or any other private information. While unlikely, stalkers and other creeps are out there in cyber space and know how to take advantage of people. (Men too) These days it takes very little private information for someone to find you. Don't do it!

#2.) Never create a user name or other online avatar using personal information such as your real name, email address, or any number of other personal identification. Its not hard for someone to figure out your email is Joeblow@hotmail.com if your user name is joeblowAhotmail and they can take advantage of this.

#3.) Learn how to use the report system. If someone is breaking a rule while in our game or is harassing you, tell us about it. Do not expect a harassing player to just go away. Frequently they do not, and in fact can get worse. If someone is harassing you outside of our game, you need to contact the harassment arm of the customer support team for the product you are using;

Use the in-game file report system by following these steps;

While in one of the lobby or tournament rooms press "Lobby Options"
And then "File Report" This will bring up the link to the report screen.

For Outside Our Game;

For Yahoo http://add.yahoo.com/fast/help/us/mb/cgi_abuse

If a AIM and possibly a ICQ user (since AOL owns ICQ) send the info to:
opssec@aol.com

These folks are supposed to be the super security people at AOL.


For MSN Messanger try:
abuse@microsoft.com
abuse@msn.com

If you feel that you are in imediate danger:

Internet Harassment is a federal crime in the United States. If you receive repeated threats, or feel they are credible enough that your safety is at risk, contact law enforcement immediately. If either the sender or recipient of harassing or threatening material is in the United States, contact your local FBI field office.

To find your closest field office, use the following website:

http://www.fbi.gov/

Click on "Field Divisions"
Click on the letter that corresponds to the first letter of your state's name.
Field offices for each state should then be listed.
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