UPS My Choice signup concerns

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by Oktoberfest, Jul 24, 2013.

  1. Oktoberfest

    Oktoberfest New Member

    Ok so as I was signing up for UPS My Choice, there was a section where it asks you to answer a few questions to Verify your Identity...

    It asked me: what county I live in now. What month my brother's birthday is (using his correct name), and what city I used to live in.

    Now what I'm asking is: how did it get that information?

    All I did was enter my name, email address, and apartment address. The e-mail I used is relatively new and unused, and I only recently moved to this apartment less than a year ago.

    So how did UPS know my brother's name and his birth date, along with where I used to live?

    Sorry I did just sign up for the forum to ask this question.
  2. Monkey Butt

    Monkey Butt Dark Prince of Double Standards Staff Member

    This information is available from several companies such as D&B, ChoicePoint, etc. Big Brother knows a lot.
    UPS does not actually have this info ... it is passed through UPS systems from these 3rd party vendors and your answers back to them.
    They then give a Pass or Fail.

    The purpose is to protect you and shippers so that your inbound shipments are not diverted to a criminal.
  3. serenity now

    serenity now Guest

    So I was reading your question...............

    They even know that you drink mass quantities of beer in the autumn. Shocking
  4. Anonymous 10

    Anonymous 10 Guest

    Do you have an IPhone??