Well, without meaning too that is. Now before you get the NSA breathing down my neck let me explain. I went to United Bank a few days backto deposit some cash for a friend overseas in the UK.

Ok, yes, it does sound sketchy, but it’s not really. I’m not commiting any crimes with 5 dollars so hold your horses everybody.

I didn’t have any information with me. No account number, no SSN, nothing – I’m not even a United customer. What I did have was a name and an address. I was depositing money into the account, so no problem there right?

How about the fact that the reciept had the account number printed on it

Now what if one were to place a phone call to United Bank to see how they verify customers over the phone?

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Guess what information they request to authenticate you.