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Should you give your real name?
It’s good practice to use your real name online where appropriate, and to mindfully build a reputation that furthers your goals. For inconsonant or controversial activities, it’s prudent to use pseudonyms, and to appropriately manage their reputations.
What can someone do with my real name?
Depending on what identity thieves find, they can do things like open new credit accounts, steal from existing accounts or commit other crimes using a fake identity. An identity thief may try and use your name and address in several different scenarios.
Is it dangerous to reveal your full name?
Full names are powerful. To protect your full legal name, don’t tell people your middle name or your true first name if you use a nickname. Limit the number of people who know your full name to those who really do need to know it — and don’t put a picture of your driver’s license or passport online.
Why you should use your real name?
Why should I use my RealName? Using your Real Name is important to establishing identity in the Davis Wiki community. First, and foremost, it helps with instant credibility. However, using your real name alone doesn’t give one full credibility; you must then make valuable contributions rather than just talk trash.
Should I use my real name for Instagram?
Yes, you can use your real name on Instagram. Especially if your Instagram account is for business purposes. Using real and easy to find username on Instagram is preferable so people can easily look you up.
Should I put my real name on Instagram?
What’s so bad about telling your real name?
If you just said your first name, it might be okay… but I think it also depends on what other info you’ve given out, like if you’ve said your school (plz don’t) it could be easy/even easier to track you down. First name and last name, especially if it’s an unique name, would also make it easy. What’s so bad about telling your real name?
Is it safe to use your real name online?
Using your real name is not only safe, it’s important for you to do so. Just bear in mind that you don’t want to simply attach your name to all your activities, you want to build and cultivate your online identity. Take the sad case of hapless, hopeless Rick Santorum.
Basically, the more “one-of-a-kind” your name is, the more you should be cautious about sharing it online. This is the reason sites like “Google +” or “Facebook” has a sign-up age limit – but kids get around that all the time. Also, it’s technically allowed, but highly discouraged to use your real name as a username on Scratch.
Do you have to use your real name in Gmail?
Recommended Answer You’re really supposed to use your real name (for legal reasons, mainly) but you can use an alibi if you prefer. However- be advised that you will need to be sure to remember what it is, and also that it will be what is shared with those you email/correspond with.