personal details in competitions

I am very wary now about giving my personal details in competitions. Most want your name, address & phone number, email, etc.  Anyone else worried about this?


  • elsien
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    If you’re careful which ones you enter, it’s not a problem. I’ve not had any spam phone calls. I have an email address that I use just for competitions. I did make up a fake  date of birth but that backfired slightly when one when I wanted to see confirmation of my ID and I had to make up an excuse about fat finger syndrome.
    People are post competition on here they were very careful about checking them. And there’s not much people can do with just a name and address which, for many people is on the electoral register anyway.
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  • Misslayed
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    Phone number is often optional, if so I don't give it 
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