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Kevin Netson needs your help!

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KEVIN:

That's right fans, old people don't just "Mall Walk" in the mornings—they're sometimes out as late as 2pm. Of course, that's getting close to dinnertime so we may have to cut this episode of "Geriatrics and Grandsons" short.

PA NETSON:

Ha ha. Kevin you're hilarious. Did I ever tell you about the time your grandmother and I hiked the base of Mt. Kilimanjaro?

KEVIN:

Wow, you must have been pretty spry in your youth, eh grandma?

MA NETSON:

Yes, but we did that climb on the trip we took to Tanzania last year…while you were still learning to tie your shoes.

KEVIN:

Fans ... please get your donations in early. I need burn cream after that sick retort. Nice one grandma.

DAMON:

Hey, it's the Netsons. Kev, I caught your last MeTube video, "Super Glue Hacks They Don't Want You to Know." Hilarious, good stuff my friend.

KEVIN:

Thanks Damon, what're you up to?

DAMON:

Just entered into this lady's contest. You gotta check it out, but fair warning: I'm on a winning streak, and I'm feeling lucky.

KEVIN:

Holy cow—a $5,000 shopping spree at Elektronics? Take a seat grandpa, I need to get my name in on this!

PA NETSON:

Hold on there Kevin, let's take a look at that entry form.

MA NETSON:

Oh for heaven's sake. Look at what information they're asking you to provide. Kevin—you should think twice before signing up for things like this. This is how people become victims of identity theft.

PA NETSON:

That's right. Your information has value, and can be abused in the wrong hands.

KEVIN:

For real? Come on, it's just a contest.

MA NETSON:

Let me show you.

Your Name
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Email
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Phone Number
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Home Address
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Payment Accounts
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Survey Details
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ACTIVITY COMPLETE
Disclosing Personal Data
We give out personal data all the time—making us more vulnerable to identity theft. Take the time to think twice about the importance of your personal data before disclosing it to individuals and organizations. Only give information to those you trust completely!
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MA NETSON:
Think about these types of information and see what happens if you decide to share, or not to share them for this contest.