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Re: Boyfriend wants to sign up for utility - gets hit with security fees

honeybunnygal wrote:

After running his credit, however, the company wants him to put a lot of money down to initiate service ($450.)

 



What?

 

$450?

I'd rather lend that amount of money than give out my SSN.

 

But if he needs to put down THAT much to initiate a service, there's a huge red flag right there. If he REALLY needs the internet connection that bad, he'll make that "security deposit".

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