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To: Salgak

Time Warner does this all the time. They are seeking three things when they ask for your SSN:

1. They want to run a credit check.
2. They want to make sure that you do not have an outstanding bill with TW someplace else (i.e you moved without paying your bill at the last address)
3. They are collecting demographic information on you in order to better "market" services tailored to what they believe your individual needs. They "assess" these needs based upon such factors as:

age
occupation
income level
credit history
level of education
home owner or renter?
And a host of others...

TW uses this information in their own marketing campaigns, and quite probably, sells this information to other people who might be interested in it as well.

You can refuse to hand that information out, but don't be surprised if the process of obtaining cable TV or broadband access just became a little tougher because the idiot on the phone doesn't know what to do when a customer doesn't answer a question.


31 posted on 02/17/2006 8:37:38 AM PST by Wombat101 (Islam: Turning everything it touches to Shi'ite since 632 AD...)
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To: Wombat101

age
occupation
income level
credit history
level of education
home owner or renter?
And a host of others... ""

If they insist on all that from me and I cannot get the service I need from anyone else, I make up answers as I go. None of is will be true when I am done.


34 posted on 02/17/2006 8:41:10 AM PST by ridesthemiles
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To: Wombat101
"Time Warner does this all the time. They are seeking three things when they ask for your SSN:"

The only difference between Time Warner and Adelphia is Time Warner has not been caught yet. Adelphia wanted my SS# but they didn't get it.

37 posted on 02/17/2006 8:44:57 AM PST by Wurlitzer (The difference between democrats and terrorists is the terrorists don't claim to support the troops)
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