InternetSecurityIssues

United States
December 8, 2006 3:58am CST
I am really leery about just how much information I should share with online companies. An example-I have an account with Paypal and I use my POB as an address, however in order to get a debit card you must supply them with an actual home address. What should I do?
2 responses
@ossie16d (11834)
• Australia
26 Dec 06
Internet Security - Internet Security
I too am wary about giving out my residential address but sometimes we have no choice in the matter. A post office box is really non-identifying because a person could use any name there, and this is why many places want an actual physical address. If for some reason you default or use the card inappropriately, then they want and need to know how to contact you personally. However, if the site you are visiting has the security key and you have your own safeguards in place on your computer, there should not be a problem with any information you provide.
• United States
26 Dec 06
I suppose you are right, but I am finding it really hard to feel secure on the internet. For years I never even considered participating in a chatroom or a forum. I rounded a big corner when I joined MyLot. Thanks for the post. SS
@ossie16d (11834)
• Australia
14 Feb 07
Thanks very much for giving me best response for this discussion SunlightSwoon. :)
@yorb24 (2181)
• United States
8 Dec 06
Well I've been a member now for several years and have my home address listed with them. I've never ever had a problem. I also buy online consistently for years with again my home address listed for shipping and haven't encountered anything negative.
• United States
8 Dec 06
You are probably right, but I just have this lingering apprehension. Thanks for your comment though. SS