What is needed to sign up for cable ISP?

Discussion in 'Computer Information' started by Skeptical, Dec 5, 2008.

  1. Skeptical

    Skeptical Guest

    What is the normal information that a cable modem internet service provider
    requires from you to sign up for their internet service?

    Comcast in Baltimore, MD wants both my social security number and drivers
    license number to sign up for their cable modem internet access. Is this a
    scam? Should I give them either one? What information is normally
    required? What information types did you have to provide to sign up for
    cable modem internet access?
    Skeptical, Dec 5, 2008
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  2. Skeptical

    HLS Guest

    "Skeptical" <> wrote in message
    news:Zl_Zk.432$...
    > What is the normal information that a cable modem internet service
    > provider
    > requires from you to sign up for their internet service?
    >
    > Comcast in Baltimore, MD wants both my social security number and drivers
    > license number to sign up for their cable modem internet access. Is this a
    > scam? Should I give them either one? What information is normally
    > required? What information types did you have to provide to sign up for
    > cable modem internet access?


    They usually want this to check you credit history, and possibly even your
    criminal
    history.

    You dont have to give your SSN to anyone, IMO. See if they can accept your
    long time address, or other credit information. It can be dangerous to give
    out
    your SSN.
    HLS, Dec 5, 2008
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