Credit Cards

Robert Shiels robert at
Tue Oct 13 13:27:54 BST 2009

further to recent discussions, I think there are people here who might 
be able to give me and  answer to a question I have that I can't fine 
through browsing.

I tried to buy something through last week, and they want my 
credit card details. Along with the usual dates and numbers, they are 
also insisting on a date of birth, and a landline telephone number? For 
security reasons.

I dislike giving online retailers any more information than I have to - 
do they really need this? Will other companies be following suit and so 
refusing is just me playing Canute? Will the CC company verify these 
details (not sure if I've even given them my phone number.) - I'm of the 
opinion that are just data mining.


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