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My staples.com visa checkout order got cancelled with no communications. I called Staples and they told me they couldn't find the name associated with the phone number on my staples account so they canceled my order. The rep asked me to contact my cell pcarrier to solve this problem. I told him to f off and stop wasting my time...

I am shocked that merchants can easily access names from cellphone carriers even for the purpose of fraud prevention. Is it even legal for cellphone providers to disclose account holder information to third parties? I know it's common practice for landlines that usually you have to pay a monthly fee to stop your number from being supplied to third parties.

For the record Staples was unable to get the name associated with a google voice number.
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so they got your number or they don't?
just walk into a store or call and ask them to verify
provide rewards #, name, email
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Quote from aznboicn View Post :
so they got your number or they don't?
just walk into a store or call and ask them to verify
provide rewards #, name, email
They have my number on my Staples account. The rep said they couldn't verify through the cell provider that if I was the owner of that number so they couldnt call me at that number. Sounds like pure BS but if its true then there would be some serious privacy concerns (cell providers selling name&numbers)
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