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post #1 of 29
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we just ordered some food from the local takeaway and the man just told me my adress without asking it :o
what the heck :/
post #2 of 29
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we just ordered some food from the local takeaway and the man just told me my adress without asking it :o
what the heck :/
Have you ordered from there before? Many companies are starting to keep a customer data base that they retrieve by telephone number. I ordered pizza a few months back and forgot to give my address. I called back and he said "don't worry, we already have it"

Even taxi companies are doing the same thing. I call for a cab and I get an automated voice asking me if I want a cab ordered to <insert my address here> and all I have to do is press #1 on the telephone.
post #3 of 29
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ahhh that may explain it... better than my explanation of stalking monkey servents :/
:p
post #4 of 29
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ahhh that may explain it... better than my explanation of stalking monkey servents :/
:p
What an imagination. The pizza company we order from does the same thing (keeping a phone list with addresses).
post #5 of 29
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glad yours dont send out the monkeys
haha yuh i didnt think it was legal too do that but nothing surprises me! :o
post #6 of 29
They do it here all the time too.
post #7 of 29
What freaked me out was when a telemarketer read out my address over the phone, I had no idea their lists were that complete.
post #8 of 29
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glad yours dont send out the monkeys
haha yuh i didnt think it was legal too do that but nothing surprises me! :o
You just made my day with the monkey (tried to PM you but it wouldn't take it )
post #9 of 29
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haha glad you liked it!
hmmm people seem too be having trouble with my account today i know xtaniax is having trouble too :/
post #10 of 29
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You just made my day with the monkey (tried to PM you but it wouldn't take it )
yeah, you can't PM minors...
post #11 of 29
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omg! grrr one sec i got a m off oxcats before :/
post #12 of 29
Yeah... I kinda like that they retain my address... since it took a few times for them to get it right...

'course, since my only phone is my mobile, when I call from someone else's home, it gets confusing.
post #13 of 29
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haha i was sat there for a good few miniutes attempting tooo figure out how they got it!
:/
post #14 of 29
Here's an informative activity.

Go to google.com and type your home phone number into the search bar.
post #15 of 29
I use to work for a credit card company and it is amazing how much information is out there. You can find a persons address and phone number plus all the the persons neighbors phone numbers as well. If you pay enough you can also find out the what kind of salary people in the neighborhood make as a generalization. Pretty scary. Our informtion is not private by any stretch of the imagination.
post #16 of 29
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wow tried it and nothing for us hehe
which is thankfull :o
post #17 of 29
Go to google and search your name or family members name you may be surprised at what you find.
post #18 of 29
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hmm this is no fair nothing under that either :o
hmmmpf
post #19 of 29
You are lucky. I can look up my husbands name and there are article from newspapers from when he was 8 playing baseball. I looked up my grandparents who live in the middle of no where and there is a satelite image of their property. It is kinda of scary.

I also know that if someone wanted to know what movies you rent they can go to the rental place you may rent movies and they can give a list of every movie you ever rented to an authority figure as well as like books you buy or borrow from a library.
post #20 of 29
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ohmygooodness :o
thats scary!
if i type my username into the search engines that comes u with the forums ive joined :o
post #21 of 29
Yeah, it's amazing how much of your information is out there, whether online or from telemarketers and stores. Kind of scary really...
post #22 of 29
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haha glad you liked it!
hmmm people seem too be having trouble with my account today i know xtaniax is having trouble too :/
hun, your going to have to add my cat's.
post #23 of 29
If I google my phone number - nothing! Which is good since we're unlisted/unpublished, but if I google my name tons of stuff pops up, from genealogy related stuff, to the American Cancer Society, to our softball league. I tried googling my user name here - and TCS popped up and a blog on Xanga, but not much else (nothing that was me anyway)
post #24 of 29
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lol all added hmmmm MSN has been playing up too!
stupid stripey laptop
id pm you but stupid net wont let me!
post #25 of 29
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lol all added hmmmm MSN has been playing up too!
stupid stripey laptop
id pm you but stupid net wont let me!
LOL aww!
post #26 of 29
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how you doing hun?
im borrrrrred my head hurts and my stuid real father is hiding somewhere
post #27 of 29
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how you doing hun?
im borrrrrred my head hurts and my stuid real father is hiding somewhere
aww, am alright hunny! am just worrying about my Sassy, i think she's starting to come round now! am such a worry pot LOL!

i wish i could give you some advice on your father, i really do!

other than that, you alright?
post #28 of 29
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im ok tired heading too bed soon im determined on finding him.........
post #29 of 29
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im ok tired heading too bed soon im determined on finding him.........
ok, well good luck!
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