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Since everyone who has your confidential information claims to do this, you would expect them to actually do it. On the other hand, look at what they actually do. For example, banks and credit card companies sell or rent your information to “trusted affiliates.” Frequently, becoming a “trusted affiliate” means having money to buy the list. Certainly, some websites are quite lax with security measures. Without a doubt, you should take steps to protect your privacy. In fact, a great first step is going to the Privacy Rights Clearinghouse for information. And please, don’t give out your information to strangers – on the web, phone, or in person.
Following is a transcript
of a person who wants confidential information and a lazy tech support person. As is my policy, I have changed the names to protect the guilty. Any resemblance to real life situations is purely happenstance. Or is it? Maybe a little bit of both. I hope you enjoy my goofy attempt at geek humor. I welcome you to express your opinions and share your frustrating experiences in the comments below. If you enjoyed this post, please feel free to share it with others. Thank you for stopping by. Craig Herberg
Unhelpful tech support guy: Technical support. How may we humiliate you?
Unsuspecting tech woes victim: I need telephone records for everyone on the East Coast. Can you help?
Unhelpful tech support guy: We respect our customers’ privacy, and have strict guidelines on releasing confidential information.
Unsuspecting tech woes victim: Did I mention that I once dated someone who visited the East Coast?
Unhelpful tech support guy: Ok. You met our strict requirements.
Unsuspecting tech woes victim: I thought you would see it my way.
Unhelpful tech support guy: Go to our web site and click on downloads, then select East Coast phone records.
Unsuspecting tech woes victim: That’s it?
Unhelpful tech support guy: Yep. That’s all there is too it.
Unsuspecting tech woes victim: Thank you so much. You make it so easy.
Unhelpful tech support guy: It’s always a pleasure. Boy, we sure have a lot of downloads. Oh well.