August 18th, 2002, 06:14 PM
Hi, last night I was on IRC when an ex-friend of mine private messaged me. He threatened that because I was ignoring him (I had my reasons), that tomorrow his friend is going to call my ISP from his workplace (which is Cisco), and get my 'docs' from my ISP. I'm really wondering if my ISP would give out my info. When he says 'docs' he is referring to address, phone number, mailing address, etc. What do you all think?
August 18th, 2002, 06:29 PM
It is possible that some irresponsible or thoughtless person
at your ISP might give out your personal info, buy not likely.
Unless your "friend" is known to be violent. you can safely
ignore him. You could contact your ISP and ask them to reassure
you that they don't give out info on users, unless it is a legitimate
law enforcement inquiry. If I am not mistaken. law enforcement agencies
usually make such requests in writing, or send officers in person.
I came in to the world with nothing. I still have most of it.
August 18th, 2002, 06:33 PM
I wouldn't worry about it.. I highly doubt that your isp would give out any info unless
the request was coming from some authority.. i.e. the fbi, police.. and there "should"
have to be some valid reason.. other than ignoring you.. lol
If you saved the log from that IM.. you could report HIM to HIS isp for vague threats.
I'd just let it go.. and ignore him completely.. i.e. don't threaten back