Tue, 22 Feb 2005 15:36:06 -0700
In message <firstname.lastname@example.org> Choreboy|
> Dave Garland wrote:
>> It was a dark and stormy night when Choreboy
>>> 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
>> It would be interesting to learn who that toll-free number lists to.
> The number was 800 852 5321.
> I often encounter websites that ask my date of birth without good
1) In the US, Federal law requires them to determine age to determine
Admittedly a birthday isn't "required" but it's easier.
2) It's often seen as a harmless piece of information which can be used
3) Marketing: Knowing someone's age is very useful when determining
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