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What Your Data Says About You

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Noland, Sep 4, 2013.

  1. gamecocks

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    That may explain why they've got nothing on me. When I bought by car I found a key chain with every grocery store around here's value card on it, or I type in my parents number so they get the fuel perks. Interesting to know.
     
  2. dixiebandit69

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    That's exactly what I thought. Why the fuck do they need my social security number?!

    Must be, if the previous posters have gotten so much bogus information.

    I can safely say the same thing about those "Criminal Background Check" websites. I couldn't find myself or any of the people I met in jail on any of them.

    Looks like I win this time, internet!
     
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    Typing my info in, they showed me black and white photos of my daughter leaving her school and only a note saying that they can make me disappear with a single phone call. They demanded one hundred dollars in unmarked bills to be left in a Voltron lunchbox.

    Nope, I'm an internet ghost. I don't do a lot of looking around on it in the first place, I didn't expect to be known.
     
  4. toytoy88

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    It couldn't find anything on me, which is just the way I like it. I was cautious before my identity got hijacked and afterwards became downright paranoid.

    I have about 30-40 e-mail addresses, and as far as I know, absolutely nothing on the internet is connected to my actual name. All purchases made by CC on the internet are made on throw away, pay as you go cards and my cell phone # is registered in a state that I've never resided.
     
  5. toddamus

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    I think its funny that people are proud/happy that the marketers can't figure out who they are, but the NSA already knows who everyone is.
     
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    It's all fun and games until your bank account gets drained by someone in Africa.

    In my case, my account was drained of about $6K and I suddenly started getting overdraft notices from the bank. Some idiot in Colorado thought her new job was to stand in front of an empty house and wait for the UPS/Fed-Ex driver and accept packages, then forward them to Africa. By the time I spoke to a detective in that city in CO I was informed they knew all about her and there was nothing I could do.

    Eventually my funds were refunded, but I had to go a month with no money, another 2 months disputing the over draft fees and my credit rating was destroyed.

    Good times.
     
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    To go along with what Clutch says the data these value cards are always screwed up. We have clients bring us list and info bought from Dunnhumby, which basically invented these cards, and the information is rarely rarely right. Mostly dated info, though I think their systems don't log birth dates correctly as we are always phoning the elderly or dead people on accident. I think the marketing research side of the cards isn't as big as the operations management side of them. They are used to help track sales in stores, which helps with stocking and what they'll charge vendors for the shelf space, etc. Basically over all market trends that can be tracked from the store level up. Though on my end if you've bought 15 cans of Chef Boyardee in the past 6 months you might get a call from us wanting to do a focus group on canned spaghetti.
     
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    I, awesomely, cannot enter my data, since I have no SSN, Zip Code or State of residence. Oops. You American marketers will never catch me!
     
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    No but the NSA will and the CIA has a drone on the way.
     
  11. Rush-O-Matic

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    The state of Nevada has a drone program. True story. Looking for whales headed to casinos?
     
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    I find the whole premise of this thread intensely disturbing.
     
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    It's got my current and previous cars exactly right. They think I make a little more money than I actually do. Home equity is about right for now, at <$1; I'm a couple hundred rightside up according to Zillow, but that will change as the artificially low home values in the Las Vegas area continue to rise.

    Characteristic data, on the other hand... Holy shit. DOB 4-10-47? Is that why I get junk mail from the AARP?
     
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    The. Fuck.

    I finally clicked on this as I wait for my next turn on Candy Crush (don't judge until you're an addict too) there is no way in hell am I giving that much info for a lark.

    And even if I may have misplaced my bank card last night in a drunken rampage, no one has my Pin.

    (third time getting dumped by the same guy sucks)