By thewoosterisroot · 16 replies
Jan 25, 2007
  1. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 24,177   +19

    It`s a scam.


    Regards Howard :)
  2. thewoosterisroot

    thewoosterisroot Topic Starter

    Sorry, guess I should have mentioned that in my first post. Just thought it was and interesting idea.
  3. cfitzarl

    cfitzarl TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,975   +9

    Wow, who would enter their social into there?
  4. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 24,177   +19

    You`d be surprised. Some folks are naive enough and daft enough to believe anything lol.

    Regards Howard :)
  5. thewoosterisroot

    thewoosterisroot Topic Starter

    Yeah, no kidding. I saw that link on "lifehacker", but did not read the article at first. You do have to give the guys who made this site credit, it is well done. A cheap scam, but it looks nice ;)
  6. TrustedID

    TrustedID TS Rookie

    TrustedID -- response to StolenID Search

    Hello Everyone,

    In the past few days, we’ve seen thousands of people make comments about our StolenID Search service. We appreciate everyone who sees value in the service as well as those who have questions.

    We feel that it makes good sense to help address all these questions in one common forum. Please visit our TrustedID blog (link below), as a venue to find answers to your questions/concerns related to our new service.

    Scott Mitic
    CEO, TrustedID
  7. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 24,177   +19

    Taken from HERE.

    In short I don`t think it`s a good idea and I definitely wouldn`t trust your website. You must be able to see why people think it`s a scam? Even if it is all above board and legit, there`s no way for any one to know for sure.

    Regards Howard :cool:
  8. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 11,166   +986

    heck; I'm so paranoid, I will not even enter data that should be protected, eg
    Norton Privacy Protection -- If you enter it, it's recorded somewhere and then -- they can get to it too. A real dumb idea (imo).
  9. Jesse_hz

    Jesse_hz TS Maniac Posts: 545

    Anyone dumb enough to enter their SSN deserves to have their identity stolen!
  10. kitty500cat

    kitty500cat TS Evangelist Posts: 2,154   +6

    Still, even if it is legitimate, somewhere in a server log file, probably, if nowhere else, your SSN that you typed in will still be. And if people can access that, it looks like a good way to have your ID stolen. No offense, TrustedID; I'm just saying this the way I see it.
  11. thewoosterisroot

    thewoosterisroot Topic Starter

    Yep. Even if they are legit, I don't think I'd go for it.
  12. cfitzarl

    cfitzarl TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,975   +9

    What if someone hacks their servers? The people
  13. halo71

    halo71 TS Rookie Posts: 1,090

    And it surprises me that in this day and age, that IF the site IS legit. Why would they ask for SSN? They should know that there are more secure ways to obtain any needed information.
  14. thewoosterisroot

    thewoosterisroot Topic Starter

    My thoughts exactly.
  15. kitty500cat

    kitty500cat TS Evangelist Posts: 2,154   +6

    This though occurred to me though: if they can tell whether or not your ID was stolen by your social security number, they would have to have some other information on you that they could link to your SSN.
  16. cfitzarl

    cfitzarl TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,975   +9

    True...:turns around to see stalker through window:...
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