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by DiggleRex
Thu Dec 07, 2017 4:14 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: SSN on job applications
Replies: 33
Views: 1727

Re: SSN on job applications

Thank you 2015 for your advice and insights
by DiggleRex
Thu Dec 07, 2017 2:17 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: SSN on job applications
Replies: 33
Views: 1727

Re: SSN on job applications

Whenever we hired anyone, we did thorough background checks on them. I’m not sure of this, but i’m thinking that the SSN was used to facilitate this background check. That makes sense, and that's my understanding. I guess my view is that they don't need it until (and unless) it gets to that point, ...
by DiggleRex
Thu Dec 07, 2017 1:07 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: SSN on job applications
Replies: 33
Views: 1727

Re: SSN on job applications

I always simply left the SSN area blank. When applying for anything, always ensure your background and qualifications speak for themselves while ensuring they match the position you are applying for. And did a company (if interested) ever contact you and ask you for it so they could move forward wi...
by DiggleRex
Thu Dec 07, 2017 12:22 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Vague job listings
Replies: 15
Views: 643

Re: Vague job listings

Excellent use of an internet search! Haha thank you! So I understand why a job agency would be vague, and I understand why a company who is looking to replace an employee might be vague. But I don't understand why if a company is listing their own ad, and they're just looking to add someone to thei...
by DiggleRex
Thu Dec 07, 2017 12:14 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: SSN on job applications
Replies: 33
Views: 1727

Re: SSN on job applications

At some point before they make a job offer some companies will want it and refusing it or being evasive about it can make it look like you are hiding something. Agreed, and just to clarify, I'm not looking to not give it altogether (obviously it would be necessary at some point). Just trying to see...
by DiggleRex
Thu Dec 07, 2017 12:04 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Vague job listings
Replies: 15
Views: 643

Re: Vague job listings

If they don't say who they are, how can you know that the company is placing the listing themselves and not an agency? Fair question. Just to use one example, in my original post, when the company responded to my request for more info by asking for my resume, I googled the name of the person who re...
by DiggleRex
Thu Dec 07, 2017 11:49 am
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Vague job listings
Replies: 15
Views: 643

Re: Vague job listings

Thank you for the replies and insights. I'm referring to situations where it's the company placing their own listing and not saying who exactly they are (not an agency on their behalf).
by DiggleRex
Thu Dec 07, 2017 11:18 am
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Vague job listings
Replies: 15
Views: 643

Re: Vague job listings

Why not make a list of companies in the area you want to work and apply directly at their websites or wherever their websites direct you. That way you wont be scammed. I've tried this and you bring up an interesting point that I want to address. One might think if they're leaving out who they are e...
by DiggleRex
Thu Dec 07, 2017 11:16 am
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Vague job listings
Replies: 15
Views: 643

Re: Vague job listings

Why not make a list of companies in the area you want to work and apply directly at their websites or wherever their websites direct you. That way you wont be scammed. I've tried this and you bring up an interesting point that I want to address. One might think if they're leaving out who they are e...
by DiggleRex
Thu Dec 07, 2017 11:11 am
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Vague job listings
Replies: 15
Views: 643

Re: Vague job listings

Some don't want a particular employee, usually somewhat high level, to know they are looking for a replacement. The company name plus the job title and/or description might spotlight who is likely to be replaced... possibly leading that person to jump ship before any replacement is found. That can ...
by DiggleRex
Thu Dec 07, 2017 10:59 am
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: SSN on job applications
Replies: 33
Views: 1727

Re: SSN on job applications

Yet, how does a prospective employer make a job offer before checking background/references? Thanks for your reply. I don't have enough interview experience to answer this, but that's kind of my point. From my point of view, there's no reason for them to have my SSN unless we're going to reach late...
by DiggleRex
Thu Dec 07, 2017 10:55 am
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Vague job listings
Replies: 15
Views: 643

Vague job listings

As I’m searching for a job, I’m noticing a common trend no matter what site or job search engine I use. So many job listings do not even say what company they are or provide a website—so you have no idea who you’re applying to. And yet they want your resume, and in some cases, more (e.g., previous s...
by DiggleRex
Thu Dec 07, 2017 10:29 am
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: SSN on job applications
Replies: 33
Views: 1727

Re: SSN on job applications

I agree. It is a sketchy practice. I hate it when they also ask for references on the initial application. Yes, agreed. I thought the suggestion to write "SSN available upon offer" wasn't a bad idea. If they questioned me as to why, I could always keep it brief and say something like, "My info was ...
by DiggleRex
Thu Dec 07, 2017 10:20 am
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: SSN on job applications
Replies: 33
Views: 1727

SSN on job applications

I’m currently searching for a job. After my last interview, which was definitely the wrong company for me, I immediately regretted putting my social on the application I filled out. I wondered what they would do with it after the fact (e.g., hold onto it for a certain amount of time, shred it, scan ...
by DiggleRex
Fri Dec 01, 2017 8:01 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Question on Signal Private Messenger
Replies: 11
Views: 677

Re: Question on Signal Private Messenger

I took a quick glance to compare the permissions amongst Signal, WhatsApp and Facebook Messenger. They all appear to be pretty similar. It's pretty typical for full-featured messaging apps to request a lot of permissions. They allow the user to send pictures, video, gif, music, files, contacts, loc...
by DiggleRex
Thu Nov 30, 2017 12:35 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Question on Signal Private Messenger
Replies: 11
Views: 677

Re: Question on Signal Private Messenger

There's a whole FAQ entry about it: https://support.signal.org/hc/en-us/articles/212535858-What-are-all-these-permissions- Signal is preferred by famed security researcher Bruce Schneier. It is also being blocked by repressive governments, so it is probably can't currently be intercepted. Given you...
by DiggleRex
Thu Nov 30, 2017 12:17 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Question on Signal Private Messenger
Replies: 11
Views: 677

Re: Question on Signal Private Messenger

Upon taking a quick look, I can't find any app I have that requires that many permissions--not facebook, not whatsapp, etc.
by DiggleRex
Thu Nov 30, 2017 12:12 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Question on Signal Private Messenger
Replies: 11
Views: 677

Question on Signal Private Messenger

I was thinking of downloading Signal on android, but before downloading it, it shows all the things it needs access to on your phone: Device & app history, Identity, Calender, Contacts, Location, SMS, Phone, Photos/Media/Files, Camera, Microphone, Wi-Fi connection information, and Device ID & call i...
by DiggleRex
Wed Nov 29, 2017 5:21 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Random package from Amazon - early warning of identity theft?
Replies: 19
Views: 2946

Re: Random package from Amazon - early warning of identity theft?

My legit orders from Amazon have never had a slip/invoice.
by DiggleRex
Wed Nov 29, 2017 4:55 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Question on Hotmail/outlook email account & Alias
Replies: 7
Views: 587

Re: Question on Hotmail/outlook email account & Alias

For your extra hotmail, did you use your real info when signing up? I'd like to create an extra hotmail one without using my name, but I noticed in the terms of service it says the following: "You agree not to use any false, inaccurate or misleading information when signing up for your Microsoft ac...
by DiggleRex
Wed Nov 29, 2017 11:57 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Don't leave your mac unattended! It has zero security now.
Replies: 21
Views: 2888

Re: Don't leave your mac unattended! It has zero security now.

Looks like there's an update in the App Store now. Downloading now. Did not require reboot.

https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT208315
by DiggleRex
Mon Nov 27, 2017 8:12 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Question on Hotmail/outlook email account & Alias
Replies: 7
Views: 587

Re: Question on Hotmail/outlook email account & Alias

Unless its changed, you can open as many as you want. I have three on Gmail and two on hotmail. One for personal, the others for bills and business. For your extra hotmail, did you use your real info when signing up? I'd like to create an extra hotmail one without using my name, but I noticed in th...
by DiggleRex
Wed Nov 22, 2017 1:40 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Someone spoofing my phone number?
Replies: 45
Views: 3498

Re: Someone spoofing my phone number?

Haven't had this happen since my original post, but just now my Hiya app came up with a number with my same area code + first 3 digits. I just ignored the call, and no VM was left. I'm wondering if like the first time, if this was a real person who thinks that I called them because someone called th...
by DiggleRex
Fri Nov 17, 2017 9:09 am
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Looking for job, should I freeze my credit now?
Replies: 6
Views: 961

Re: Looking for job, should I freeze my credit now?

I'm in a similar situation but I already froze my credit (looking for a job as well). Is a credit check usually part of a background check or are there too many variables to answer yes or no to such a question? I realize, upon doing a quick google search, this can vary by state law, but what I read ...
by DiggleRex
Tue Nov 14, 2017 9:09 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Anyone planning on getting the new Pixel phone?
Replies: 141
Views: 10103

Re: Anyone planning on getting the new Pixel phone?

I haven't had a single problem with mine, before or after the update. I got it on release day, so I've been using it for nearly a month now. I'd definitely recommend it. Thank you. The main issue specific to the Pixel 2 I was waiting to hear more about was a microphone issue affecting some users wh...
by DiggleRex
Mon Nov 13, 2017 4:51 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Anyone planning on getting the new Pixel phone?
Replies: 141
Views: 10103

Re: Anyone planning on getting the new Pixel phone?

For those using the smaller pixel 2, is it pretty problem free?
by DiggleRex
Mon Nov 13, 2017 11:34 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Question on Hotmail/outlook email account & Alias
Replies: 7
Views: 587

Re: Question on Hotmail/outlook email account & Alias

I just found a post from 2013 pointing out this same problem (or limitation) in which microsoft gave a non answer: https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/outlook_com/forum/oaccount-omyinfo/how-can-i-change-the-name-associated-with-an/b36dc588-e683-41f9-bb3d-2a811820110c?auth=1 Here's a more recent post...
by DiggleRex
Mon Nov 13, 2017 11:16 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Question on Hotmail/outlook email account & Alias
Replies: 7
Views: 587

Re: Question on Hotmail/outlook email account & Alias

bob60014 wrote:
Mon Nov 13, 2017 11:10 am
I was always leery of that so I just created two separate accounts. Much cleaner that way.
So did you notice the same thing then? Do they care if you create separate accounts? (I assume one doesn't need to use their real name/info)
by DiggleRex
Mon Nov 13, 2017 10:19 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Question on Hotmail/outlook email account & Alias
Replies: 7
Views: 587

Question on Hotmail/outlook email account & Alias

I have a Hotmail account which I mainly use for things that I don’t want associated with my name. I’ve also created one additional alias that is an @outlook.com one. But what I can’t figure out is that regardless, the part that comes before the email address, for example: name <email@hotmail.com> re...
by DiggleRex
Wed Nov 08, 2017 12:14 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Password manager without browser extension?
Replies: 34
Views: 1270

Re: Password manager without browser extension?

rxtra8 wrote:
Wed Nov 08, 2017 11:23 am

thought I might use Dashlane local but it is easily fooled and is too much for "dummies" in its approach also there are plenty of online references stating that Keepass does not work well on Macs otherwise I would use it.
What do you mean easily fooled?
by DiggleRex
Wed Nov 08, 2017 12:12 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Password manager without browser extension?
Replies: 34
Views: 1270

Re: Password manager without browser extension?

I also have the free 1Password app on my iPad and iPhone for more detailed logins and secure notes. For example, I have dates, PINs, and other details of my credit freezes in 1Password. If I need to access this info while traveling or whatnot, it’s very handy. How does this work? I thought 1Passwor...
by DiggleRex
Wed Nov 08, 2017 9:36 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Password manager without browser extension?
Replies: 34
Views: 1270

Re: Password manager without browser extension?

I get that. I wouldn't give it any awards for elegant design, but it works well once you get the hang of it. I feel like it's the type of thing (KeePass) someone would have to sit down and show/teach me how to use. Using Dashlane without browser extension right now is relatively easy, but was curio...
by DiggleRex
Wed Nov 08, 2017 9:30 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Password manager without browser extension?
Replies: 34
Views: 1270

Re: Password manager without browser extension?

I just started using KeePass about 6 months ago and it has been working great. I am curious why you ruled that one out - are there problems with it that I'm not aware of? Oh, no problem I'm aware of, I just don't understand it at all. I know there are versions that work on a Mac, but it seems to be...
by DiggleRex
Wed Nov 08, 2017 9:13 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Password manager without browser extension?
Replies: 34
Views: 1270

Password manager without browser extension?

I haven't jumped into the deep end with a password manager yet--more like dipping my toes in. Currently I'm experimenting with Dashlane on my laptop (macbook pro) but without the browser extension installed (so I'm copying and pasting, which I don't mind). Do any of the other recommended / popular m...
by DiggleRex
Wed Nov 08, 2017 8:58 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Anyone planning on getting the new Pixel phone?
Replies: 141
Views: 10103

Re: Anyone planning on getting the new Pixel phone?

Cheyenne wrote:
Wed Nov 08, 2017 6:50 am
I'm now on Verizon postpaid and I frequently switch between an iPhone and a Nexus by moving the SIM. The Verizon system recognizes the change immediately with no other notification required on my part.

Thank you, that's helpful to know.
by DiggleRex
Tue Nov 07, 2017 10:44 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Anyone planning on getting the new Pixel phone?
Replies: 141
Views: 10103

Re: Anyone planning on getting the new Pixel phone?

bandoba wrote:
Tue Nov 07, 2017 10:34 am
I haven't received the update yet.
Thanks. I believe the article I read said it would be rolling out over this week.
by DiggleRex
Tue Nov 07, 2017 8:24 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Anyone planning on getting the new Pixel phone?
Replies: 141
Views: 10103

Re: Anyone planning on getting the new Pixel phone?

For those that have the Pixel 2 / Pixel 2 XL, have you received the latest update yet (probably still rolling out) that was supposed to address some of the main issues, and if so, did it address them in a satisfactory way?
by DiggleRex
Sat Nov 04, 2017 5:15 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Anyone planning on getting the new Pixel phone?
Replies: 141
Views: 10103

Re: Anyone planning on getting the new Pixel phone?

I took the Sim card out of my old phone, put it in the new phone, and did the online activation from Verizon. It was really simple. You can only do the esim thing on project fi I believe. I think with all the major carriers you will have to use a physical Sim card. If you wouldn't mind, can you sum...
by DiggleRex
Fri Nov 03, 2017 6:32 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Anyone planning on getting the new Pixel phone?
Replies: 141
Views: 10103

Re: Anyone planning on getting the new Pixel phone?

The esim is for project fi. The phone has a standard nano sim slot as well.
by DiggleRex
Fri Nov 03, 2017 4:09 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Anyone planning on getting the new Pixel phone?
Replies: 141
Views: 10103

Re: Anyone planning on getting the new Pixel phone?

Gadget wrote:
Fri Nov 03, 2017 12:22 pm
Verizon. But I got the unlocked version from Google store.
Was it at simple as putting in your SIM from you previous phone? If so, does it just immediately work or does anything need to be done in the account?
by DiggleRex
Wed Nov 01, 2017 5:55 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Anyone planning on getting the new Pixel phone?
Replies: 141
Views: 10103

Re: Anyone planning on getting the new Pixel phone?

ryuns wrote:
Wed Nov 01, 2017 2:14 pm
T-Mobile, which probably doesn't help you, since you're on Verizon. We just bought the unlocked ad-free version via Amazon, so it's mostly bloatware free, excluding a few Motorola items, which are mostly helpful.
Any particular reason she chose that version over the s version?
by DiggleRex
Wed Nov 01, 2017 4:14 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Anyone planning on getting the new Pixel phone?
Replies: 141
Views: 10103

Re: Anyone planning on getting the new Pixel phone?

Gadget wrote:
Wed Nov 01, 2017 3:37 pm
I'm typing this on a pixel 2 xl. So far I'm loving this phone. No issues for me except the blue tint when tilted at an angle.
Which network are you using it on?
by DiggleRex
Wed Nov 01, 2017 2:04 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Anyone planning on getting the new Pixel phone?
Replies: 141
Views: 10103

Re: Anyone planning on getting the new Pixel phone?

I'm using it on Verizon, and I got it from them directly, so it should be the locked version. I've been on Verizon 10+ years now with no plans to change, so it wasn't a concern for me. Oh perfect, then you can answer a question for me (I'm on verizon too). Does the Verizon version come with any blo...
by DiggleRex
Wed Nov 01, 2017 1:50 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Anyone planning on getting the new Pixel phone?
Replies: 141
Views: 10103

Re: Anyone planning on getting the new Pixel phone?

ryuns wrote:
Wed Nov 01, 2017 1:13 pm
My wife just bought a Motorola G5 Plus (not the S with the slightly larger screen), for $300 (for the 4gb RAM version). It's super fast--no lag, great response time.
What network is she using it on?
by DiggleRex
Wed Nov 01, 2017 1:49 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Anyone planning on getting the new Pixel phone?
Replies: 141
Views: 10103

Re: Anyone planning on getting the new Pixel phone?

Very happy overall. Although I am definitely a techie, I'm not a power user by any means. My primary phone activities include surfing the web, reading email, listening to music, occasional navigation, tracking my running, and just generally catching up on various things. Thank you for the update, I...
by DiggleRex
Tue Oct 31, 2017 11:26 am
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Credit Report; best method
Replies: 17
Views: 784

Re: Credit Report; best method

I believe if you call they will also send you the report via snail-mail (completely insecure in my opinion). I believe using the Web interface is the best method (from a secure/known wifi network and on a protected computer). Problem is the web interface (which would be my preference) often doesn't...
by DiggleRex
Tue Oct 31, 2017 10:30 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Anyone planning on getting the new Pixel phone?
Replies: 141
Views: 10103

Re: Anyone planning on getting the new Pixel phone?

FreemanB wrote:
Wed Oct 25, 2017 2:55 pm
I've only had the Pixel 2 for about 6 days now, and I have to say, I think the camera is amazing so far.
How are other aspects of the phone so far? Overall happy?
by DiggleRex
Tue Oct 31, 2017 10:12 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Someone spoofing my phone number?
Replies: 45
Views: 3498

Re: Someone spoofing my phone number?

Mudpuppy wrote:
Tue Oct 31, 2017 10:01 am
Changing your SIM card won't help with spoofing. It would only help if someone had cloned your SIM card, which is highly unlikely to have happened. I hope you were not charged for the service.
Nope, it was free. I figured it wouldn't help, but not hurt either.
by DiggleRex
Mon Oct 30, 2017 2:06 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Someone spoofing my phone number?
Replies: 45
Views: 3498

Re: Someone spoofing my phone number?

Okay so I called verizon, and got a really nice person. As soon as I started explaining the situation, she knew exactly what I was talking about. She said it happened to her boyfriend recently. The only suggestion she had was to go to a corporate store and get a new SIM so that my SIM info would cha...
by DiggleRex
Mon Oct 30, 2017 12:39 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Someone spoofing my phone number?
Replies: 45
Views: 3498

Someone spoofing my phone number?

Someone called me three times this morning. I ignored the first two attempts and picked up on the 3rd. Their phone number had the same area code as mine and same first three digits after area code. They told me that I kept calling them. I told them I did not. They said someone kept calling them with...