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Too Much Information?
Sorry, this thread is not as risqué as the title might suggest!
I am considering moving to a new apartment because my current landlord has been extremely negligent about performing a very necessary repair (a leaking window). However, I am a little uneasy about some of the information that is requested on rental applications. For example, an application I recently received asked for my social security number, date of birth, checking and savings account numbers with bank names, credit card account numbers, major loans, past and present employment history, etc. I understand that a landlord will need to do some screening to ensure that he is renting to a reliable, qualified tennant. I also understand that buying a car or taking out a loan, for example, also involves divulging personal financial information. However, in this day of identity theft, credit card fraud, etc. I am reluctant to be throwing all that information out there to someone who I really don't know.
So, where would you draw the line on the information that you provide?
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