What information do you refuse to give out over the internet?

@AmbiePam (50260)
United States
May 12, 2008 6:45pm CST
I won't give out my social security number. I mean sometimes there are legit sites, maybe government stuff or former student loans, that really do need my social security number. I'll get their phone number, or whatever just so I won't have to give out my SS number on the internet. What about you? What information do you refuse to give out over the internet?
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15 responses
@KarenO52 (2951)
• United States
13 May 08
I won't give out my social security number on the internet. I won't give out my cell phone number either.
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@AmbiePam (50260)
• United States
13 May 08
My mom recently got a telemarketing call on her cell phone. It's a sad day when even cell phones are being overtaken by solicitors.
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@KarenO52 (2951)
• United States
13 May 08
Your mom can register her cell phone number on the do not call list. https://www.donotcall.gov I registered my home phone, and now my cell phone. It does help to keep the telemarketers away.
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@AmbiePam (50260)
• United States
13 May 08
I didn't know there was a do not call for cell phones. Thanks.
• Australia
8 Jun 08
I don't give out any personal info unless it is ebay or to someone I trust and then that is usually just my mobile number or MSN addy. Can't be too careful these days. I wouldn't even use a credit card online if indeed I had one.
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@AmbiePam (50260)
• United States
8 Jun 08
I know what you mean. The few times I use a credit card for payment, I feel somewhat OK because my credit card company will not make me pay for any purchases that someone else made in the event my card number is used without my knowledge.
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• Australia
26 Jun 08
Then you are lucky. some companies don't care as long as the card is being used.
• United States
13 May 08
Honestly...I don't think there is any personal info I haven't given at some point along the line to one site or another. Obviously, I don't go posting my ss# on myLot...I don't even post my real name in most forums like this. But, on certain sites I have given my social, drivers license, etc. Alot of times, when you call it in...they enter it into a computer and send it to the main office. I figure, what's the difference. I concede it's probably a little more secure with some companies to let them do it. I tend to not type out my husbands name, or my kids names, too often..more because it isn't my place to go throwing someone else's personal info around online.
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@AmbiePam (50260)
• United States
13 May 08
Yeah, when I was talking about my social security number I mean like when you purchase something and they ask for your credit card number, and then some have asked for my social security number. That always prompts me to gett off of that site.
• United States
13 May 08
Wow...I haven't had that happen. That would definitely put up a red flag for me too!
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@gabs8513 (48715)
• United Kingdom
15 May 08
I would hardly give any information at all as you just do not know who will get to see it that is including my Phone Number I do not know why certain Sites needs Phone Number there is no need for it
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@AmbiePam (50260)
• United States
15 May 08
I only give my phone number to sites I am purchasing something from. Any other site, you're right, why would they need it?
@Gollywog (1092)
13 May 08
Hi AmbiePam I do not give any info out! The most I will share is my Email or my mobile number!You can change both these so no one can con you. It is best to face people and get ID from them before you give them any info? Be careful dont be to trusting, I would hate for you to be telling us one day that you have lost money to some scam. Be very very careful.
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@AmbiePam (50260)
• United States
13 May 08
No, I will never lose money in a scam. : ) I see so many people here on mylot talk about scams they fell for, and I can't help wondering how they fell for them. It is way too suspicious when people ask for all this information, and they offer something that sounds too good to be true.
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@golfproo (1841)
• Canada
13 May 08
Hi There, I must say it does sort of worry me sometimes when I give out personal information on the Internet. There are always people looking for it, and they come up with new schemes everyday. I would have to say I am with you and I would not give out such things as my Social Insurance number or my health card number. The other things you sort of have to give out if you want to purchase anything or conduct business on the net. cheers, :)
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@AmbiePam (50260)
• United States
13 May 08
Right. We kind of have to tell certain things if we want to make any internet purchases.
• India
17 May 08
I refuse to give my phone numbers over the internet. Don't know properly why but i just hate it. I don't like it much to make and recieve calls and on top of that from the intrnet.. no way man.
@carmelanirel (20979)
• United States
17 May 08
I haven't been here all week and what a great avatar to come back too, I needed that laugh.. Along with my SS number, I won't give out my address or phone number. some people have given me theirs, but I don't call them..Having someone know where you live or have your phone number is a little too close to home, especially when you meet someone on the internet, you never know who they really are..
@ellie333 (21029)
13 May 08
Hi AmbiePam I guess my National Insurance number too is one of things that I won't give. I won't give bank details anymore either and just go through PayPal as I've been stung by a company (did get the money back though)but will give the standard information most sites require name, adress and telephone number and also date of birth if applicable. Ellie :D
• United States
13 May 08
That is something I would never give out...my Social Security Number. No way!
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@DonnaLawson (4032)
• United States
13 May 08
If it is a secure site, then I will give out any information needed.. I have done this for years on the net, I did use to pay my bills over the internet and used to sell on ebay, so I have given out this information and never had any trouble..
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@aseretdd (13736)
• Philippines
13 May 08
Before... i use to give all information about me... like my address, phone number, and email... but because of the proliferation of scams... and i have been hacked before... i don't give any of those anymore... especially my credit card number... and bank account number... One can never be too careful nowadays...
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@polachicago (19073)
• United States
13 May 08
I am the same. I am not giving any information over the internet. You are right. It is the last information you want to give anyone. Also, make sure not to give anyone you b-date. Only IRS and bank can have the right information.
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• United States
13 May 08
On a secure site that I have done business with them before I give most of my personal info. I never give out any of my banking information, ss number, to anyone especially from emails. On forums I do not give out ANY personal info and that includes email address.
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@JAY020582 (410)
• Philippines
12 May 08
I won't give my social security number, home landline number, my credit card number, my birthday. those were the info i will refuse to give over the internet.
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