Extreme Privacy Invasion

By: Bianca Bartz - Published: Jan 5, 2008 • References: managemyhome & consumerist
Making a purchase somewhere is harmless, right? Unless someone sees your credit card bills, they wouldn't know see that lacy lingerie, blow-up doll or Pacman memorabilia, right? You may hope so, but you'd be wrong.

Sears is giving anyone the opportunity to trace exactly what anyone bought at the store. The only information you have to put in is a name and phone number.

Want to know what your boss bought? Or your secret crush? Your mother in law? Too easy. After flipping through your phone book, go to the Sear's affiliated site, and input name and phone number, and voila, you've gained access to a list of everything they've ever bought from the home store. Stats for See What Anyone Bought At Sears Trending: Older & Chilly
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