If you've signed up for a product or service online, you've probably submitted all this information without thinking twice. Even your date of birth — it's a common way for people like debt collectors to verify your identity. But any good scammer trying to get access to your private info already has that detail — you've already given it away dozens of times. So here's a nifty, simple privacy trick the next time a service asks for your birthday when they don't really need it: lie. Put down a fake name, and the next time that service is hacked, that'll be one less bit of information scammers will have about you.
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LOL, I love this post because it highlights one of the major areas of paranoia among the sexes. I think most girls also don't like the request because they think that you might be such a player that you need last names to keep track of all your women. I know a few of my friends have said that actually. I also went out with a guy last year, and when we exchanged numbers, I asked what his last name was. On our second date he said that I must have google searched him. I haven't liked giving my last name ever since someone teased me about it rhyming with my first name! PS--You know, Andrew, when I first saw this post, I thought that it would be a satire about a man taking his wife's name after marriage!
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When we were little kids growing up, we'd call out our friends if we found out they were fibbing and yell, "Liar, Liar, Pants on Fire. Our childhood game has followed many singles into adulthood, where the Internet is the easiest feeding ground for white lies, as well as big major lies. The desire to fit into a search, or idealize who we want to be ends up in many online dating profiles and social networking sites. Are singles worldwide really that insecure? Do you want to date someone who has lied about their age, height, income, job, marital status and more?