I see a few guys here using their real names. I think this should be done at your own risk. I typed in a few names that I see here on EliteTrader on Google just for fun. I was able to find out that one guy is 6'1, 185 lbs, went to Wooton High School and grew up in Potomac. Played baseball at Bucknell back in 1999. Even found out the names of his team mates. Thats what I did with a few seconds on Google. Now if I go further and use other sources on the web, I can easily find out such things as social security numbers and the like. Even find out the names of family members. Next thing you know, your brokerage account is emptied or someone just applied for a loan under your name.