Credit Cards

Roger Burton West roger at
Tue Oct 13 13:31:28 BST 2009

On Tue, Oct 13, 2009 at 01:27:54PM +0100, Robert Shiels wrote:

>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.

I have never given a valid telephone number to my CC company or to any
on-line retailer. I see no reason to change now.

While it's no good if they're actually planning to telephone it, there's


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