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    Be careful when taking online surveys. Even some of the recipe sites we go to have them asking if you would like to sign up for the free newsletter. Yeah right. We got our phone bill today, and it said I had signed up for some answering service at $14.99 a mos. I know I never did, DH called the phone company (Verizon) and they said oh your wife signed up for that online. I wouldn't even know how to sign up for some phone service. They said he had to pay it and they will credit his account next month. He reminded me that happened last year too, and I remember last year I was signing up for some free newsletter, and they ask for your name address, and phone number. If you don't give your phone number you can't sign up for it. (I think if I decide to do something like that again, I will make up a phone number.) It is just like those giveaways you see at any store for like free windows or a free trip. You fill out the form to put your name in for the free trip, and here, the company signed you up for some out there long distance company. (that happened to a friend of mine.) So, anyway, be careful when signing up for something online.
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    Re: Don't Let This Happen To You

    I never do serveys - online,phone, on the street or at my door. I don't trust anyone with any information given.

    Had a phone call last week asking to do a servey about my personal spending habits. I DON'T THINK SO SCOOTER!!!!! NOT IN THIS LIFETIME!! Said I don't do serveys and hung up.

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    • #3
      Re: Don't Let This Happen To You

      one of the reasons why the internet is so dangerous.

      I don't do online survey's, no one cares what my opinion is, and it only allows more junk mail in my mailbox.

      I also never ever text in a vote.
      like on american idol, or at the baseball game "text your answer to this number"
      nope. there's fine print attached.
      I just hold on tighter, to a hand that's stronger...he knows my every thought, he clears my weary heart, and hold's on tighter...

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      • #4
        Re: Don't Let This Happen To You

        When they start asking for my address and phone number, that's when I quit whatever it is I'm doing. You can end up with endless junk mail in your email inbox that way, too. It takes forever to unsubscribe from that crap!
        Every new beginning comes from some other beginning's end.

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        • #5
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          I never give my phone number out. I make one up cause when I worked for Qwest (our local phone company) I don't know how many times I took calls about this very thing. We would call the company and get it removed. It made us look like the hero because we took the time to do it.

          Debbie
          Never regret something because at one point it was exactly what you wanted!

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          • #6
            Re: Don't Let This Happen To You

            I never type in my phone number. Instead, I type in my area code and 555-1212. That will direct them to INFORMATION! LMAO!!! seems to work!

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            • #7
              Re: Don't Let This Happen To You

              I only do a phone survey for our state parks and ect....department. Atleast I know I am giving my opinion to the university and maybe making a difference.

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              • #8
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                Dont you just hate it when things like that happen? It didnt involve my phone number, but on last months credit card bill I noticed a $99.00 charge that I didnt recognize so I called about it. Took forever to find out what the charge was for. Found out that I had ordered some things online from Domestications months ago, and they were charging me for a "Shoppers Savings" program that they claimed I had signed up for. I was livid! They totally screwed up my order to begin with, charged me about $30 to deliver a $6.00 item because they backordered the majority of my purchase, and then they charge me $99.00
                without my knowledge? No way would I ever shop with them again, let alone pay to do it!

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                • #9
                  Re: Don't Let This Happen To You

                  Originally posted by BluJ View Post
                  I never type in my phone number. Instead, I type in my area code and 555-1212. That will direct them to INFORMATION! LMAO!!! seems to work!
                  I've always given a fake phone number, or else the old one for a land line that I had. Just out of curiosity I called that old number a few months ago and someone answered. BE CAREFUL about giving out a fake number that might belong to someone else. If they get charged for something, authorities can hunt you down and hold you liable.

                  I'll be using the 555-1212 from now on. LOL

                  He drew a circle that shut me out -
                  Heretic, rebel, a thing to flout.
                  But Love and I had the wit to win:
                  We drew a circle that took him in.
                  -Edwin Markham

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                  • #10
                    Re: Don't Let This Happen To You

                    hey, you can also put your local police department number down too...or maybe not your locoal number. How about the FBI's number?

                    I never put my personal info online. I'll never sign up for anything online. I checked out the Biggest Loser website and they wanted my email address to send me updates and stuff. I never clicked the OK butten to complete the signup process and I still started getting a lot of spam. I learned my lesson!!

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                    • #11
                      Re: Don't Let This Happen To You

                      The same thing happened to me, Ritter Woman. It worked out alright - I called, paid the bill & was credit the following month. That was my last online survey. Never again!!! Plus, it generates too much junk mail.

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                      • #12
                        Re: Don't Let This Happen To You

                        i always give fake names,addy's, extc..10 or 15 years ago,i was your worst nightmare,especially if you used aol,aol is the easiest provider to fool,not hack, but fool people.the programs available are plenty for aol,so i'd suggest you change providers if you have aol.

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