Telephone number appeared in my profile as public info?
Thread poster: Katalin Horváth McClure

Katalin Horváth McClure  Identity Verified
United States
Local time: 12:26
Member (2002)
English to Hungarian
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Aug 21, 2009

Today a strange thing happened. A client called out of the blue on my cellphone and said he got it from my ProZ profile page. This sounded strange as I never publicize my number. So, I went to my profile, and low and behold, it was there, displayed publicly.
I couldn't believe my eyes.
The strange thing was, that is was in the regular Phone field, not the Cell phone field, it was set to show to "Everyone", yet, the checkbox that says "I choose not to enter this information" was checked. (As it should, as I do not remember entering it.)
I will submit a support request about it, hopefully there is a log of changes, and maybe it was me doing this unintentionally (although I doubt it), but I was wondering - has anybody else experienced this recently?
I am obviously not happy about this, as I have no idea how long the number was out there and how many search engine crawlers logged it...


Edit: My post was moved from Translator's Coop to here. I did not post this to ask Tech Support. I submitted a support request for that. I wanted to see if this happened to anybody else, that's why I posted it in Translator's Coop.

[Edited at 2009-08-21 15:57 GMT]


Jared Tabor
Local time: 13:26
Thanks for submitting the support request Aug 21, 2009

Hi Katalin,

Thanks for submitting the support request. If there is a bug involved it would be good to confirm this first, so that's the right step.

I do not see the numbers in your profile, so I am guessing you have removed them completely. If you can attach a screenshot of what you are or were seeing to your support request, I'm sure this will help, along with specifying where exactly in your profile you were seeing these numbers. Thanks.

Best regards,



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