I'm writing this so that what happened to me doesn't happen to anyone else here. Many of us maintain personal websites, blogs, etc. On those sites is information about us, often more than we know. On my website were pictures, personal information, and even my resume that I placed there as part of a college technology class a few years back.
I discovered this week, in an incident that I can only describe as shocking and humiliating, that someone lifted information off of my website, including a photo, and was masquerading as me in chat rooms on a porno website. There was a profile that included my city, age, education... details as if I had written them. There was also information regarding my daily work schedule, designed to make it look like I had left work to do "naughty" things. (It looks like my email was also compromised.) I doubt this is a random thing, but an all out attack on my character.
Although I have been able to get the site to cancel the account, there will be evidence (due to the postings) on google for years to come. I am taking steps to lesson the blow, but the damage is done.
All this to say, BE CAREFUL what you post. I'm sure we all know that the Internet is both a wonderful and a horrible place. My reputation is now at stake because of this. Identity theft is more than your social security number and credit cards. It can attack your character too. In my case, people may choose to believe my word, but many will choose to believe Google instead.