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Old 05-08-2008, 01:48 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Is there any reason why I should not place my PIN in a public place like an internet forum for instance? or should I keep it private?
Is there any mischief someone can do me, once they know my PIN?
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worst case scenario, unsolicited messages
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It's similar to your email address. It might get spammed.

If someone has your PIN, they can send you messages that you might not want.
Unfortunately, there's no way to prevent that from happening if it starts.

Honestly, most BlackBerry users have better things to do than send PIN spam to random people.
It's rare that there would be a case of PIN message abuse.
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I've not heard of PIN spamming.
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PIN messages can only be sent blackberry to blackberry, for the most part. There is a web site I can't remember that will allow one to send a pin message to a blackberry from the website. But there really isn't the possibilty for large-scale spam as far as I know.

Some people have complained about receiving requests and inquiries they would have rather not receive, but I see that as worst case.
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If you don't want to be bothered then don't post it.
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