It's less that this topic specifically is a scam, it's more that we now have topics dedicated to
where you are from,
and what you look like.
I'm not saying that anyone is at fault for making those topics, or for posting in them. Just bear in mind that if some internet weirdo wanted to get your information, they very easily could.
In any case, I'm in agreement with you that anyone not posting their actual first name is spamming. Please just post/discuss your first names here guys. If you don't want to share yours, you don't have to post it. Just move on.