updated 11/19/2013 @ 14:13
It’s come to my attention that someone may have created a blog as an IP trap (a means of harvesting your IP through webpage hits or in this case, the hopes that the challenge will entice you to post to their blog revealing your IP for them to try to track) out there piggybacking on my name, Casey Thomas, in the hope they can draw off my popularity on the search engines.
It’s my understanding that this may be someone from the administration attempting to goad people into responding and thereby potentially giving up a path to their identity through their IP address. They may be trying to catch people who may be making statements in favor of Kevin Jensen for Sheriff or perhaps surfing while on duty.
So if you’re out there surfing, on or off duty, and see something that may be interesting, remember, use your prophylactic before posting. There is no good reason to make it easy for these people dropping such blatant bait out there hoping to find someone to make an example of.
Make sure you’re using a VPN (virtual private network) on your computer and your smartphone to access the internet. There are a number of good options for both. The below has some information on what a VPN is, what to look for, as well as lists some of those choices. Remember, you’re never completely anonymous out here, but don’t make it easy for these people by give away your real IP to these people.
If you have questions or concerns about anything out there with my name on it, please don’t hesitate to reach out to me via email. You are safe here. I’m not an IP trap, I’m not a Sheriff’s Shill trying to gain favors by finding you.
More on this to come in the morning.