Please enter a phone number for the verification code to be sent to you (NOT)
May 16, 2012 4:28 PM Subscribe
Is it safe or desireable to give a mobile phone number, to a website for verification?
posted by thermonuclear.jive.turkey to Technology (8 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
It seems more and more websites are asking for phone numbers, to send you their verification code to confirm you are a real person and not a spambot. Google is one of them.
I am deeply uncomfortable doing this. I don't want to give out my cellphone number to any website. But I don't know what to do instead. It's not like email where I can create a dummy hotmail account and use that for website logins.
What is the alternative to actually giving my number? I don't want to buy a 2nd cellphone just to use for logins.