31 Years of the Digest ... founded August 21, 1981
The Telecom Digest for November 17, 2012
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Date: Fri, 16 Nov 2012 12:55:47 +0000 (UTC) From: Horn <horn+NOSPAN@panix.com> To: firstname.lastname@example.org. Subject: Re: Papa John's faces class-action suit for alleged barrage of spam texts Message-ID: <email@example.com> tlvp <mPiOsUcB.EtLlLvEp@att.net> wrote: > On Tue, 13 Nov 2012 22:19:06 -0500, Monty Solomon wrote: > > When clerks at the supermarket ask for my phone number, I always > > lie ... > I often offer up my local area's 555-1212 number :-) . Cheers, -- tlvp My response is "unlisted" horn -- Remove +STRING to reply by email
Date: Thu, 15 Nov 2012 19:16:34 +0000 (UTC) From: David Lesher <firstname.lastname@example.org> To: email@example.com. Subject: Re: Papa John's faces class-action suit for alleged barrage of spam texts Message-ID: <firstname.lastname@example.org> >When clerks at the supermarket ask for my phone number, I always >lie. They don't want to call me: they want to sell my buying habits, >and I resent it. (301) 688-5849 Mr. Google will tell you who that is. A similar useful zipcode for nosy surveys is 20505.... -- A host is a host from coast to coast.................email@example.com & no one will talk to a host that's close........[v].(301) 56-LINUX Unless the host (that isn't close).........................pob 1433 is busy, hung or dead....................................20915-1433
Date: 15 Nov 2012 19:28:52 GMT From: Doug McIntyre <firstname.lastname@example.org> To: email@example.com. Subject: Re: Papa John's Message-ID: <firstname.lastname@example.org> Michael Muderick <email@example.com> writes: >One supermarket clerk told me that the number was needed in case there was >a product recall on anything I bought....e.g. salmonella poisoning. That >make sense, if it's true. That would make a massive untennable database. Much more likely is that somebody probably asked questions, they got told a likeable answer that was complete BS, and this gets repeated over and over again as lore. (or maybe I'm getting too cynical.. :) ***** Moderator's Note ***** Even paranoids have enemies ;-) Bill Horne Moderator
Date: Fri, 16 Nov 2012 19:42:37 +0000 (UTC) From: David Scheidt <firstname.lastname@example.org> To: email@example.com. Subject: Re: Papa John's Message-ID: <firstname.lastname@example.org> Doug McIntyre <email@example.com> wrote: :Michael Muderick <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes: :>One supermarket clerk told me that the number was needed in case there was :>a product recall on anything I bought....e.g. salmonella poisoning. That :>make sense, if it's true. :That would make a massive untennable database. It's 2012. Disk is cheap, keeping track of everything every customer ever buys from you isn't that hard. I'm sure that telling people about recalls isn't the only, or even primary, reason to do that, but it's certainly well in realm of possilibility that they actually do so. (And, anecdotally, I've heard from people that have been contacted about food recalls.) My answer to the request for personal information that's not required to complete a sale is "no." It's been several years since I've had to walk out without buying something because they couldn't or wouldn't complete the sale without it. -- sig 81
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