[LINK] Optus signup form - Popes need not apply
jwhit at melbpc.org.au
Wed Mar 11 11:20:23 EST 2009
At 08:45 AM 11/03/2009, Stilgherrian wrote:
>Their reply was the usual corporate hype -- completely failing to
>accept that for some people their policy of creating "a great all
>round experience for all" failed if they insisted on a one-size-fits-
>all approach to manners and, ironically, failing to use their own name
I do this with Ticketek outlets. I lie throughout their info
collection. This has been for groundpass tickets at the Aussie Open
which I doubt very much would be cancelled and require a refund or
contact for any reason. I give them my real credit card of course
[they refuse EFTPOS and cash, I think] and the names don't match.
Hasn't stopped them selling me the tickets.
Another funny one. I lie about my birthdate on websites like Village
Cinemas, just make sure it makes me an adult by the year. I got a
birthday email from them this week. My real birthday is in September.
I was a bit confused by it until I realised that I must have given
them a March birthdate.
I hope folks who do datamatching don't kid themselves that all that
much of it is factual.
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
jwhit at janwhitaker.com
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