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    My search showed my full name and something I had on a wish list for my granddaughter. Not too harmful, I suppose. Good to check these things from time to time.
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    Thanks spam! I checked and had 2 Hit results come up where the requester had published the data and thanked contributors by posting their the worker id.

    My Amazon profile also came up, but it has a fake name. Three reviews I wrote in 2009 are shown. The only thing people can deduct from that is that I speak German.

    So that's ok.

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    Great. Thanks for the heads up.

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    THANK YOU SO MUCH! I am new to all this going to check it out!!

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    Wow! Just changed all my stuff to private. Thank you.

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    When I put in my worker ID nothing came up. I went to the amazon link and it prompted me to complete a profile...if I do that, then will it be searchable?
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    Mine just showed my amazon seller stuff when I was doing that (need to get back to that...).

    So other than me having a perfect rating and good feedback, they won't see much. Name is a fake/"Seller" name.

    Thanks for the heads up and reminder - you can never can are able to be too careful these days.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SugaSnapp View Post
    When I put in my worker ID nothing came up. I went to the amazon link and it prompted me to complete a profile...if I do that, then will it be searchable?
    If you haven't used amazon as a shopper and left ratings, don't have a wishlist and haven't been a seller then I reckon you shouldn't have anything show up. If you complete a profile, you can mark most of it as private and use a fake name and yes it will be associated with your turk number since mturk uses the same account info as your amazon account.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jumpingRabbit View Post
    If you haven't used amazon as a shopper and left ratings, don't have a wishlist and haven't been a seller then I reckon you shouldn't have anything show up. If you complete a profile, you can mark most of it as private and use a fake name and yes it will be associated with your turk number since mturk uses the same account info as your amazon account.
    Interesting and confounding because I have a seller account and shop there all the time. No wishlist and I don't leave ratings. I just don't want to create a profile and then BAM all my info appear. As long as there's nothing I won't worry with it. I am probably overthinking it but I am such a privacy hound
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    I get that different people have different reasons they'd want stuff to be private, but I'm personally FINE with my wishlist, reviews, and seller account showing up if a requester looks for it. My seller account has a perfect rating, and my reviewed purchases and the sorts of items I shop for give the impression that I'm educated, intellectual, stable, etc., the way I look at it. If they're actually bothering to googlestalk us, I'd rather that they come across a few things that suggest that I'm not some two-bit moron.

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