[me] OH HAI MAH BANK AKOWNT DOESNT WERK
[etrade] IM GONNA NAO ASK U QUESHUNS RANDOMLY GENERATD BY TEH COMPUTR ON INFORMASHUN GLEAND BOUT U FRUM TEH PUBLIC
I just had a very bizarre interaction with my bank [E*trade] this morning. My account was locked but they wouldn't tell me why.
[me] Why is my account frozen?
[etrade] Something's wrong
[me] Yes I know but what?
[etrade] Can't tell you until you clear security.
[me] ok, here is my name, social, dob, mothers name, address, preferred salad dressing, favorite color. ok now tell me?
[etrade] no. I will now ask you random questions made up by the computer based on information gleaned about you from the public domain.
[me] really? Have you been reading my mecha posts?
I ended up driving to a physical branch in Palo Alto and turned out that I logged into my account on a trip to Milwaukee last month and that really upset the computer. bah.