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Thu Sep 2 22:05:22 CDT 2010
Did you consider telling them "no, you may not have my SS # or
drivers lic number"?
At 5:49 PM -0500 9/2/10, Chester Skorupa wrote:
>Maybe it's not always that simple. The other day I called PEC to
>update my mailing address. The friendly CSR wanted my SSN and
>Driver License No. While I understood why she was asking for it, I
>still felt a little uncomfortable about giving that information out.
>I've never been so much as late on a payment in the fourteen years
>I've been with PEC and, as a CONSUMER, I felt a little put out by
>I understand that, as an OWNER, it's my money at risk. As a
>CONSUMER, I understand that it's my privacy and identity at risk.
>If "consumer advocates" complain about the latter, then I feel more
>like a consumer in that case.
>Like I said, it's just not quite as simple as your statement below
>makes it sound.
>Remember when you read, as in this article, that "consumer
>advocates" complain about something, you and I are NOT consumers!
>You and I are OWNERS, the ones extending credit to applicants for
>service. It's our money that is being put at risk.
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