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ivanho

join:2013-09-02
Burlington, VT

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reply to rody_44

Re: Warning: comcastspecials dot com asks for your SSN and DOB

said by rody_44:

when ordering anything online not many companies is going to be sending out 150 dollars worth of supplys without some verification in place

No supplies were involved (existing installation, only activation). Some verification perfectly understandable, not SSN though. Except for the IRS and very few types of financial institutions, you should never give your SSN to anyone (unless you want to gamble with identity theft).

said by rody_44:

Fiwiw , I think its legit since when i put in my address it knows what services i have.

The most successful scammers are those who look and act most believably.

See: »www.ripoffreport.com/r/Bridgevin···t-967089


Furrever Fur
Premium
join:2012-02-20
united state

Be careful when calling Comcast, too. Recently had a CAE "demand" (!!!) my full SSN to verify me. Far too much ID theft occurring these days.


rody_44
Premium
join:2004-02-20
Quakertown, PA
reply to ivanho

LOL what other means of verification is there. You may not involve equipment but 99 percent of self installs do. Nobody forcing you into it. A alternative is paying a security deposit or going in and showing ID.


mike31US

join:2013-08-15
Auburn, WA

said by rody_44:

LOL what other means of verification is there. You may not involve equipment but 99 percent of self installs do. Nobody forcing you into it. A alternative is paying a security deposit or going in and showing ID.

Back when I lived in the UK to sign up for services such as cable all we required was our name, address & phone number. It's interesting to me since moving to the USA how much that SSN is relied on here.