Since those of you responsible for administrating the KDP ‘community’ have proven through your negligence (or perhaps malice) that you cannot be trusted with private and personal information, I want my account completely removed from this ‘community.’ Amazon has my real name, address; phone number; SS number; bank account number; credit card number; and date of birth. This is information that MUST be protected, and you have proven you cannot do that.
Tim, I understand your concern completely. My personal stalker here has posted that she has Googled my information and found my house. She described it perfectly and has since threatened that unless I stop posting here, she will, using my information, unleash her followers to harass me until I beg for it to stop. She is very smug in exposing me for someone she thinks I am impersonating on this forum, which is insane. Her reasoning offered up for this accusation is the account of one of my friends has a female name, and he is male. He has explained that he has a letter from Amazon saying it is OK for him to use his daughter's account, but it fell on deaf ears, and so that name was also Googled and determined to live in Alabama, as do I. She is married with children as I am, and therefore she must be me, posting under two accounts. No matter what I said or he said, it was not received. Yes, I have reported this, but what KDP does is still in the works. I have sent them detailed reports.
My main concern is that, since she knows my address and what my house looks like, I am concerned for my personal safety. Oh, and she outed me for a political sign in my front yard, which is bogus. It was a Ron Paul sign which I removed weeks ago, yet she says it's a Romney sign, Nevertheless, I am distressed that KDP has allowed this to happen and then to let it continue, and from what I see, it appears they will do nothing about it.
So, in closing, I am leaving here, and I doubt I will ever go to a message board again and post. Count me among the lurkers.
I will be sorry to see you go. You have been a very positive influence on this board. I would have thought a man of your experience and understanding would know that KDP is not trustworthy. And that anything that is related to the Internet is not secure. To maintain secure information you need to stay off the Net. I do not know your reason for requiring absolute security, but I respect it. In order to do business I have had to provide sensitive information, and have taken steps to limit possible damages due to that- for example my Amazon.com credit card has a very small credit limit, etc.
Based on your posts you have been quite successful at selling ebooks, and if you could be so kind as to share a little information regarding how, I would be very appreciative. My BandN sales could sure use a boost. Please send me an email, your reply will be kept in strictest confidence by me. Thank you and best of luck. firstname.lastname@example.org