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Phone Records Obtained Through Spoofing

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Top message:  this should be easy to stop by gunny   Jan 17, 2006, 2:26 PM

Replying to:  Re: this should be easy to stop by INSURANCERIPOFF   Jan 17, 2006, 3:03 PM

Re: this should be easy to stop

by maokh    Jan 18, 2006, 11:10 AM

Not only is it a hassle, but your dog's name, city of birth, and password can be arbitrary and unverifiable. They can change at any time -- its nothing as static as a social security number.

Unfortunately, all the "static" information that makes you you is easily obtainable. Its almost public knowledge.

If I call Sprint and tell them i forgot my password, they let me reset it with the last 4 of my social. Its these failsafes for people like me (and you) that will always make an account insecure.

Showing your ID at a store sounds extreme...i wonder how tightly they force such a thing? If I was abroad or roaming outside Verizon territory, i wonder if they would "make an exception"?

It sounds like until lying to a business its made a crime, this practice will continue onward.

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