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Re: Telemarketing?

Choreboy (
Mon, 21 Feb 2005 23:35:24 -0500

Dave Garland wrote:

> It was a dark and stormy night when Choreboy
> <> wrote:

>> Did scammers get my aunt's date of birth? Would that be useful?

> It would be useful if you were committing identity theft. Not to say
> that is what is happening, but it is a bit odd.

> It would be interesting to learn who that toll-free number lists to.
> If you shared the number, perhaps someone more knowledgable than I
> would look it up and learn more about its owner.

The number was 800 852 5321.

I often encounter websites that ask my date of birth without good
reason. I alter it because I've heard it can be useful to criminals
(even if the organization is reputable, such as a newspaper). That's
why it concerns me that unidentified people asked my aunt's date of
birth in peculiar circumstances.


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