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Old 08-14-2014   #1
 
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Phone numbers as words

I've seen more than a few people put their phone number in Buzz posts as 55five-one23-456seven.

Why not do all numbers? Is it a privacy/security issue? Would a phone number as all numbers really get hijacked or something?

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They do it to avoid the spam bots, but I have never personally had an issue.
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I know people who have posted their normal phone number and email address on this forum and were then barraged by telemarketers and spammers. Letters confuse the spam bots.
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The basty craftards look for the pattern of numbers and spaces etc. They also see the @ symbol. so use (at) instead. Best to have an alias email or 2 for sites that might spam you.
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