Credit Cards

James Laver james.laver at
Tue Oct 13 13:40:27 BST 2009

On 13 Oct 2009, at 13:27, Robert Shiels wrote:

> 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?

No, no and no.

Then again, I'm still playing canute with chip and pin and 3dsecure  
and thus far not doing too badly.

> 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.

They haven't up til not and noone else is gathering them for that  
stated purpose, so nope. They're just being bloody annoying and  
clearly don't want your custom.


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