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(Wired)   If a cop looks up your driver's license record without a good reason you could win a million dollars. Well, you couldn't, but she did   (wired.com ) divider line
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18661 clicks; posted to Main » on 06 Nov 2012 at 5:30 PM (3 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»



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2012-11-06 06:07:48 PM  
4 votes:
dtdstudios.com
2012-11-06 05:45:12 PM  
3 votes:

Treygreen13: Gary Busey already has enough money.


This must be her family?

i163.photobucket.com
2012-11-06 10:39:31 PM  
2 votes:

onyxruby: 911Jenny: Supposedly celebrities are flagged in the system. If it gets investigated there better be reason for their information to be run.

I used to work large balance accounts for a very well known credit company. I was one of two people authorized to work accounts over a certain size. However other accounts would also be flagged 'large balance' simply based on the name attached to the account. Celebrities, politicians, sports figures or anyone else that could be a target of a curious employee got flagged into our domain.

Back story revolved around a problem with a well known celebrity. A class of trainees all decided to look and see if she had an account - she did. They then decided to pull her credit report just to look and see what she had (she's one of the worlds richest woman). Her accountants and lawyers got wind of it and demanded that every single employee be fired and that her account be zeroed out. She got what she wanted and the result was that any account that could somehow be 'attractive' was added the 'large balance' domain.

If any employee other myself or the other guy looked at an account with the large balance flag (beyond the splash screen which had almost no info other than it was large balance) two things would happen. The employee would discover that they couldn't read the account, the second was that a report would be generated and the employee would be fired as soon as possible.

Within a few months the model we used got replicated out to a /lot/ of other credit companies. I would imagine that this would have been just as easy to replicate out to something like drivers license databases as well.


you can probably neither confirm or deny, but was it Oprah? it sounds like Oprah.
2012-11-06 05:59:50 PM  
2 votes:
img198.imageshack.us
2012-11-06 05:54:14 PM  
2 votes:

Nexzus: [i.dailymail.co.uk image 306x423]
/Kinda begs for a caption contest.


s14.postimage.org

2012-11-06 05:45:29 PM  
2 votes:

Jon iz teh kewl: how iz this illegal??


It's illegal if there is a law against it and you do it anyway.

Article says why the law is there.

-_-*
2012-11-06 05:41:05 PM  
2 votes:
I just *KNEW* there was something crooked behind the Publishers Clearing House sweepstakes...
2012-11-07 06:21:54 AM  
1 vote:

stuffy: With all her pics in this thread. How much is FARK going to have to put up?


Thanks to all the Maker's Mark, FARK couldn't get it up if it tried.
2012-11-06 07:05:54 PM  
1 vote:

911Jenny: Once I was looking for a guy's information in the database and used a particular feature where the results come back alphabetically for everyone in the state and in the results were the address and vehicle license plates of a certain football player. After I finished what I was working on we gathered around and gawked at the screen. Curiosity was killing as to what his picture looked like but we never ran his specific information.

Supposedly celebrities are flagged in the system. If it gets investigated there better be reason for their information to be run. Allegedly the plates in vehicles in the movies are also under a flag. I've never tried to prove them wrong- I like my job.

It's not a secret there's heavy penalties for violating the rules even for everyday joes.


I once prank called Richard Nixon on accident.
2012-11-06 05:59:57 PM  
1 vote:

Toshiro Mifune's Letter Opener: Apos: We have a winner.

You're saying... I may already *be* one??? :D


Apos: And welcome back!

*tips hat*

Much obliged, amigo - thanks kindly!


Don't mention it. :)
2012-11-06 05:59:30 PM  
1 vote:

WordyGrrl: Yes, I've seen your license photo and have decided that you are my soulmate. Now that I also have your home address, I'll be dropping by tonight to inform you that if I can't have you, no one will.


I expect this premise to crack the top 10 of the country music charts somehow...
2012-11-06 05:57:55 PM  
1 vote:

Silly Jesus: OMG Someone looked at my driver's license photo! It's going to take at least $1M for me to get over this emotional trauma!


Yes, I've seen your license photo and have decided that you are my soulmate. Now that I also have your home address, I'll be dropping by tonight to inform you that if I can't have you, no one will.
2012-11-06 05:57:36 PM  
1 vote:
meanwhile all you Farkettes and all our ex-girlfriends, ex-wives, GF's, wives, moms, sisters, aunts, nieces and every other female who has been trolled by men in police uniforms that pulled them over just to try and hit on them - you get nothing.
2012-11-06 05:45:24 PM  
1 vote:
Fta: "Rasmusson... who was known by colleagues as "Bubbles" because of her effusive personality"

Yeah right.
2012-11-06 05:34:15 PM  
1 vote:
Gary Busey already has enough money.
 
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