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machelle
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   Posted 11/9/2008 6:29 PM (GMT -7)   
if you got a call from a well known bank on a sunday night and it was not a 1-800 # would you trust to give them your social, were not because there business hours are not on sundays, it just seems too untrusting , i am to much of a worry wart too just give it to anyone. a ;ady called for my husband and asked if he was home and hes at work, so i gave her his cell but she never called it and i gave him the number, but we both agree to call the number gave to us tomorrow, just to be safe and see if its legit

Georgie Girl
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   Posted 11/9/2008 6:40 PM (GMT -7)   
No, never give out a Social Security number in that manner. 

Georgie Girl


Buddha443556
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   Posted 11/9/2008 8:23 PM (GMT -7)   
Many police departments these days have a identity theft officer now. Your bank will certainly have someone you can talk to able this incident.

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percycat
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   Posted 11/10/2008 9:53 PM (GMT -7)   
Machelle,

I don't think you're a worry wart. Whenever places like that ask, I always say I'm not comfortable giving that information out over the phone. Then I ask them for a number that I can call back on my own (if I'm interested in their offer - usually I'm not).

percycat

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   Posted 11/10/2008 10:51 PM (GMT -7)   
no, no, never give out that info over the phone, i think Percycat has the best way of handling it. :-)
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stkitt
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   Posted 11/11/2008 8:21 AM (GMT -7)   

Machelle,

No, No. No.............I would not even ask for a number to call them back as you still do not know who is on the other end of that phone.

I would tell them "I will call my banker in the morning"

Now days we are overwhelmed by people asking for our personal info.

Take care

Kitt


 

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percycat
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   Posted 11/11/2008 10:02 AM (GMT -7)   
All,

Yes, I actually never use the number I'm given as a callback, but rather get the business' number from the web or my records. When/if I feel like calling them, I offer them the number I was given and ask if they know about it.

A good rule of thumb is that if you didn't initiate the call yourself, don't give out any identifying information.

percycat

paniccu
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   Posted 11/12/2008 5:33 AM (GMT -7)   
Just wanted to agree with the others. Banks will never call you and ask you for your ss number. They already have it. I never give anyone personal info if I didn't initiate the call. You were just being cautious. There are a lot of scams these days. Why should you trust some stranger calling you out of the blue?

badfish
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   Posted 11/12/2008 6:19 AM (GMT -7)   

Just to say i had some troble with my bank they did call me uninitiated, they did ask me some security questions d.o.b, and then asked me to for random letters of my security q. At no point did they ask me for my National Insurance number. I was sort of expecting the call as i owed them alot of money so i knew it was them. But they did use foreign call centre which a had a really weird number.

Im not trying to confuse the matter jus wanted to giv my experience, and only second or even third the advice every1 else is given. Never give details out over the phone, if it is the bank you should have a security word for which they will ask to name two letters from. They will never ask you for the whole word so be suspicious of any call tht does. 
 
Badfish 
 


stkitt
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   Posted 11/12/2008 6:29 AM (GMT -7)   

I have many phone calls for soliciting yet and when I realize they can't speak English and they tell me there name is John Smith and no I can't call them back, I laugh and hang up.

I loved the John Smith part best.

Kitt


 

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