The World Wide Web is the biggest information exchange out there: many more people than you intend have access to your information, including your parents, teachers, employer(s), the police and strangers, some of whom might be dangerous.
You will be able to find all the information and tips you need to protect yourself, your friends and your family against the potential for online trouble on this page.
At WAYN we are very aware of issues with spam and have been investigating methods to reduce these nuisance messages which are occasionally sent to the community from fraudulent members. Unfortunately, unwelcome messages from individuals using the WAYN site for nuisance purposes is a problem we will continue to face on an ongoing basis.
We therefore advise you to handle spam as such:
Hoax / Phising emails:
Phishing is an attempt to acquire sensitive information, such as usernames, passwords and credit card details, by pretending to be a well-known, reputable company. Ebay, Paypal and online banks are commonly used to con a user into revealing personal or private information, which is then used for stealing and/or identity theft.
Crooks sending these messages focus on your trust of the brand and trick you into clicking a link. And by doing so, you could end up downloading a virus or revealing confidential information such as account and/or social security numbers.
There have been examples in the past where crooks have tried to get information from WAYN users by pretending to be WAYN staff. If you receive an email containing suspicious content or if you would like to verify that email, please contact email@example.com and forward the concerning email in this message.
Chain emails are often sent to a number of people, with a request to forward the mail to as many people as possible. There are different kinds of chain messages:
Those that contain warnings about real or hoax computer viruses (hoax more frequent than real)
Hoax virus warnings often tell you to send the warning on to everybody in your addressbook. No genuine warning message will say this.
For advice on hoax virus warnings, see the following WebPages for more information:
To remove a friend from your friends list, please go to your friends page, here and select the option "Remove friend" below the interaction options.
You can also choose to block any person by selecting the "Block sender" option at the top of their email in your WAYN inbox.
Should you receive any unwanted comments, though not abusive, you can choose to solely remove the comment from you comment box. This option is located at the bottom right of the comment. You can only remove comments from your own Profile page and your own comments from another user's Profile page.
When you receive an abusive comment on your Profile page, there is a button provided which you can use to report the message to the WAYN support team. This button is located at the bottom right of the comment.
Please note that not every unwanted comment is considered abusive. Not liking or agreeing with a message does NOT make it abusive.
Every message reported is checked by the abuse department. Persistent false reports could result in your membership being suspended. If you have any further issues with an abusive member please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
If you wish to receive comment from your friend only and no other WAYN Members, you will need to set the following privacy options: