I am really uncomfortable with giving out the last 4 of my social and, for that matter, my birth date and month. This is the kind of bedrock personal info that even in snippets seems unnecessary for mere phone service. I increasingly get asked for this info and I always refuse.
I called Ooma support today and was told to just write a note, but the tech had no idea if they'd accept it or not. I want to know what the deal is before I fax.
PIN number? I'm there. Security question? Bring it on. Social security snippets? No way. I'm dealing with, the FIFTH security breach on my banking info as it is. All through retail outlets....not my fault. I swear my bank card is replaced at least twice a year for this reason.
Please tell me that this isn't a deal-breaker and that someone among us has "been there/done that" and come up with an agreeable alternative for security purposes.
- Bobby B
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I should also change the business address on my Ooma account. The billing address will then be different than the physical address, but it will match my Vonage bill.
Thanks for checking into this for me.