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This is an open letter to the attractive, young girl sitting next to me on the Orange Line this morning.  You're the one who called the customer service desk for a new card.  (Two, actually.)  You helpfully gave the nice lady all the information she needed to process your request.  Yes, that's you.

I now have your date of birth (early January 1991) and your Social Security number (I really wasn't taking notes).  With a hi-jacked Merchant ID I could now have access to your complete credit report, including account numbers and payment amounts.  I could also have your home address and your phone number(s).  I know the station where you boarded, and I know which station you exited.

Since I wish you nothing but a long and happy life, I sincerely hope this creeps you out.  The next guy may be taking notes.  His wishes may be different.


I just don't get it.  Were we all really that clueless at 19?

Originally posted to IndieGuy on Thu Mar 04, 2010 at 07:50 AM PST.

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