“They refused to sell me one because I wouldnt give them my unlisted home phone number.”
Home-depot wanted my birth date to make a purchase the other day. I told them I didn’t know because I was adopted from a Czechoslovakian orphanage and there were no records. In the end, I gave them a phony date...
“Home-depot wanted my birth date to make a purchase the other day. I told them I didnt know because I was adopted from a Czechoslovakian orphanage and there were no records. In the end, I gave them a phony date...”
Geez were you buying wine for your flowers?!
Thanks to warnings over a decade ago from a younger relative and his Stanford grad wife, we never do anything like that.
No Home Depot, Lowes, Target, Kohls and whatever ever credit card.
My nephew and his very smart wife told us that we have one maternal mother’s name, one birthdate and place, one first dog and other firsts. The more one uses these personal data, the easier we make it for the crooks. When I have to sign up, my mother’s maiden was Claus, and I was born 12/25/1900, my dog was Rudolf and similar stuff.
One friend only uses hot mail with the following addressee, John Doe (with several numbers after him).
Facebook, LinkedIn and similar sites are for the perpetually lonely and stupid.
That might be a state law. Here in Illinois the nannies won’t let you buy lye without a DL. In Chicago, you cannot buy spray paint.