Why QVC is scary

There are people who fear the government, “Big Brother.” But individuals should be equally as concerned with private companies,  “Big Sister.”  Take QVC for instance. On Saturday I called QVC to order one item (Cottage Farms 12pc Strawberry Collection 3-tier Deco Tower) .  After waiting about 10 minutes,  a representative answered the call. He greeted me by name and asked for the item number.  After I provided him the number, he stated your current address is . . . He asked if I would be paying by Master Card,  which has expired. Whoa!

I could not recall when I last ordered from QVC but it was at least 3-4 years previous. QVC stores and maintains this information for quite some time.

It’s just scary and a bit eerie how much information on individuals is maintained in the databases of private companies.

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