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While I was getting a Corona virus test I chatted with the person in front of my but I had the feeling he might have stolen my full name / date of birth / telephone number / email address / living address from my form.

Anything do you think he can do with this. He was going to Russia.
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Old 23.07.2021, 14:00
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Yes he can withdraw your moneys now
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Old 23.07.2021, 14:02
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Why did you give him all that information?
It’s not normally the kind of stuff that comes up in general chit chat.
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Yes he can withdraw your moneys now
Are you sure? Or maybe your answer was just ment to be ironic...
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Old 23.07.2021, 14:39
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Yes he can withdraw your moneys now
And he can withdraw your antibodies.

I would have cancelled the vaccination. He would then go to Russia and catch the Sputniks Coronas there and it would serve him right.
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All your data are belong to us. PS I just figured out I can ignore threads. How good is that?!?!
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Old 23.07.2021, 18:52
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While I was getting a Corona virus test I chatted with the person in front of my but I had the feeling he might have stolen my full name / date of birth / telephone number / email address / living address from my form.

Anything do you think he can do with this. He was going to Russia.
If this is serious, just call the phone number on the registration website and explain to them your suspicions.

If this is a joke, ha ha.
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Old 23.07.2021, 21:08
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Are you sure? Or maybe your answer was just ment to be ironic...
Yeah, pretty sure
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Old 24.07.2021, 13:14
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It's hard to imaging, that OP is not trolling here. But he can also be in a big trouble.
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Now Putin will come to your house early in the morning and eat your children for breakfast, obviously. He can also send you some nudes via paid MMS, do not download them. And they will vaccinate you remotely with Sputnik V via 5G.

But if the question is remotely serious, then here is the answer: there is nothing, other than social engineering scams, that can be done with this data. Facebook, your worst collegues and your least favourite neighbours know much more about you. The fact, that you mention the destination country of the other person is not just irrelevant, but says something about your Xenophobia.
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Old 24.07.2021, 13:28
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All your data are belong to us. PS I just figured out I can ignore threads. How good is that?!?!
Ha, didn't know that. Useful.
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Old 24.07.2021, 15:14
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But if the question is remotely serious, then here is the answer: there is nothing, other than social engineering scams, that can be done with this data. Facebook, your worst collegues and your least favourite neighbours know much more about you. The fact, that you mention the destination country of the other person is not just irrelevant, but says something about your Xenophobia.
Well, the social engineering scams can go way far... from simple attempts to hack your access to any online service, including banking, to using you virtually as a bait (a credible person) for scamming attempts targeted on other people, to producing fake ID and trying to earn something with that (rather petty thefts) in places where people can't truly verify your ID nor even check your picture from official gov source...

but cheer up , you certainly gave away all that data to numerous people as in Switzerland everyone wants that and even more , so I'm pretty sure your data leaked out numerous times anyway

and finally, just relax, these days it's well understood that this type of data is a public data (it's better to strive to keep it private of course). Why do you think the law nowadays require gathering biometric data for your ID?

PS. apart from sharing this type of data here and there, you most certainly threw away some correspondence with all of it numerous times without securely destroying it
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While I was getting a Corona virus test I chatted with the person in front of my but I had the feeling he might have stolen my full name / date of birth / telephone number / email address / living address from my form.

Anything do you think he can do with this. He was going to Russia.
I found a date of birth outside the Supermarket today. 20th Feb 1986. Is it yours?
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Old 27.07.2021, 08:43
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While I was getting a Corona virus test I chatted with the person in front of my but I had the feeling he might have stolen my full name / date of birth / telephone number / email address / living address from my form.

Anything do you think he can do with this. He was going to Russia.

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and finally, just relax, these days it's well understood that this type of data is a public data (it's better to strive to keep it private of course). Why do you think the law nowadays require gathering biometric data for your ID?
To add on to what Gravity said, don't worry about it. Swiss ID standards are high, and the Swiss don't mess around when it comes to protecting folks' privacy. They won't be able to take over bank accounts or open new ones in your name.

Whoever it is that you think got your information might be able to leverage it for social hacks, so if you're concerned let your family and friends know that some personal information was leaked and if they get unusual calls or emails claiming to be from you, to be suspicious enough to reach out to you directly for verification.
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Old 27.07.2021, 16:17
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Re: Stolen Information

I suspect this may be a troll, but seriously over 10 years ago I had my details stolen from HMRC's website in the UK and used to obtain a 3.5k tax rebate fraudulently. It was really stressful, had to get the police involved and for 5 years I had to pay an annual fee to a police recommended surveillance company to monitor my bank accounts and CC's.

About 8 months after this happened it was in the news the Metropolitan Police had arrested an E European guy who was working as a builder on the Olympic Stadium. When they raided his bedsit in E London he had a number of laptops and had opened 300 bank accounts, seems money was paid in, was then withdrawn and the account closed and it was on to the next victim.
I've often wondered if I was one of the victims
It left me with a total mistrust of using any online services to do with UK Gov. HMRC told me it only needed 2 pieces of info for the system to pay out, in my case the 2nd piece of info the fraudster used wasn't even correct and the bank account opened was 400 miles away. They even accused me of not having security on my computer to deflect from the fact it was their problem (I've always suspected it was an inside job).
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Old 27.07.2021, 18:33
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It’s not normally the kind of stuff that comes up in general chit chat.
He didn't. He read it off the form. Now the OP is going to get emails and receive the voyager to Russia at his home.

Troll or stupid. A difficult call to make.
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Old 27.07.2021, 18:37
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Troll or stupid. A difficult call to make.
By guess is both
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Old 27.07.2021, 22:22
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I found a date of birth outside the Supermarket today. 20th Feb 1986. Is it yours?
I have handed in the DOB to the Fundbüro. If it is not claimed after a set time can I keep it?
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Old 30.07.2021, 01:02
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Now Putin will come to your house early in the morning and eat your children for breakfast, obviously. He can also send you some nudes via paid MMS, do not download them. And they will vaccinate you remotely with Sputnik V via 5G.
In West people die because infected with virus.

In Russia virus die because infected with people.
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I am always amazed by the fallacy of the way how people are suspecting danger. If it was a man with a beard smoking a cheap cigar or drinking a cheap beer..., if it were a lady with odd makeup or angryish voice..., if it was a foreign accent... but all the rest nice and common looking people couldn't have had bad intentions

It's XXI century but most people still rely only on emotions to sense any danger, rather than use logic/educated guess

Another common mistake is that people treat every silly web app too seriously, securing it with their real data. It's just a database, your answers have to match what's stored there but you won't be fined if you provided false answers to questions about private matters like "what was your DOB, your mother's maiden name, the name of your first school, etc"
If you didn't yet, make up a virtual personna, a story hero of your own you'll remember and make it a habit to use it's data from now on when you subscribe to any new social app

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