Originally Posted by Leenalia
No seriously, I do have a case. If someone were to look up my username they will my infomation like my real name, age, etc. I use that username in conjuction with my real name. Using that name is basically telling people that "hey I'm Monica A. I live here, and I do this, yada yada"...that's identity theft right there.
Identity theft is when someone steals your identity.
Just using a name doesn't make something identity theft.
Even if they pretend to be you, you won't get anywhere in court.
The only real way it would be considered identity theft was if they actually stole your life, such as social security number, credit card information and that sort of jazz.
Even if they were pretending to you, it isn't identity theft otherwise.
People pretend to be Elvis, thats not identity theft.
And again, if they are just using the name without knowing anything about you, that is a case light years away from being identity theft.
If you're just worried about someone mistaking you for someone using the name Leenalia, the Leenalia would most likely do something to indicate they are not the same person.
In Mabinogi, I was Sai, and in some private servers I was Ping, and I've been mistaken for other beings who have used those names before.
That doesn't mean I stole their identity.
This is all off topic, as the topic is about MMO impersonators, not identity theft.
If we could refrain from continuing this conversation, that would be for the best.
I also apologize for continuing the conversation myself, as I didn't have to post again, or at all to begin with.
Thank you for any cooperation and understanding.