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The only thing annoying about using a fake birth date on all the on line websites that require "age verification" is that when your fake birth date comes up every site you belong to sends you a birthday greeting or provides a happy birthday greeting as you log in. Fake birth dates are great for privacy but can become amusingly annoying when you get a greeting on the wrong day.

Date: 2007-10-01 04:48 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Why do you use fake birthdates?

Date: 2007-10-01 04:51 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I dont see why a game company (Or social networking site) needs to have my birthdate to identify me. Isn't my email address enough?
With my birthdate you could contact my bank, say your me and get quite a long way if you sound confident enough. ... not that there is any money in there these days.
A fake birthdate given to websites means theres just one more step to get right still for identity theft. Its not a brilliant way of doing it. But its a good start.

Date: 2007-10-01 04:58 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I don't get squat, even over the phone from my bank if i can't ante up my password, and then there are two backup questions about pets or old streets that randomly get thrown in on occasion. So I guess I am a bit more confident about the security practices of my bank. Even if it is a gullible turkey in the call centre, the software will hold them up until they get out of me what the software wants.

I see your point though, I guess it is fair enough. And when I get my identity stolen and cry about it, you may deservedly crow. While also fending off random birthday greetings.

Date: 2007-10-05 01:45 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Because mine's the end of the year, I set it a day later, so I don't have to scroll all the bloody way down to the bottom.


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