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Captain Placid asks: What annoying things do significant others, workmates and other people in general do that drive you up the wall? Do you want to kill your other half over their obsessive fridge magnet collection? Driven to distraction over your manager's continued use of Comic Sans (The Font of Champions)? Tell us.

(, Thu 4 Oct 2012, 12:11)
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"...and for data protection, please...."
- private personal mobile phone, whose number is seldom given out frivolously, rings
- is that mr nononononono?
- before we go on, can you please confirm your post code/date of birth/inside leg for data protection purposes?
well, you phoned me...

fuckin really hate that...
(, Mon 8 Oct 2012, 12:56, 3 replies)
Have literally just told a credit card to do one and write to me on the same point. If I replied to an email asking for my security code, my mother's maiden name and my date of birth, they'd tell me I'd been stupid and risked my personal details. But then they actively ENCOURAGE YOU to give out exactly that information to any old fuckwit that happens to call you up. Marvellous.
(, Mon 8 Oct 2012, 13:03, closed)
If you are a Vodafone customer
Try using the online form to contact them.

Their response will ask for:
- First line of your address along with the postcode
- Your date of birth
- Your method of payment
- Vodafone Account number
- Number of subscriptions on the account
- Three recently dialed numbers

All to be sent via plain text as a reply. Mmmm. Secure.

When a company phones me, which is usually via an outsourced agency, I usually ask them to confirm one of my details, like the month of my birth, before I will continue. After all, anyone can call and purport to be from a certain company.
(, Mon 8 Oct 2012, 13:27, closed)
A reputable company will always allow you to call back.
I have the same thing with my credit card company. They often want to do a security check, but that involves someone from an unlisted number calling me and asking for my details. When I say that I'm not having that they just set it up so that I dial the number on the back of my card and get put straight through to the correct department.
(, Mon 8 Oct 2012, 16:24, closed)

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