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.