How Did a Retailer Get this Information?
A relative recently bought a big screen TV for his new NC retirement home. He is still living in NJ so that is his credit billing address. A few days later a representative of the retailer calls him up and says that since this was sent to a different address he needs to verify identity and answer questions
After a few questions that showed they had the wrong person, they finally start asking multiple choice ones he can answer
549 Ivy Road is in what city a, b, c or d
They moved from that address before 198-? It was almost 30 years since they lived there! Note the questioner did not disclose that he knew they had lived there
Next question is, which of the following people do you know
One of the choices was Jane Smith who lives in Ohio and is their dd! She uses her married name and has for 12 years! Her maiden name is Porter!
A bunch of other questions including one that asked about some property they owned at the shore which was not mortgages and never has been!
How does a TV retailer have access to this information? This was not even their credit card issuer asking but someone who sells TVs on the internet