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#189863 - 05/13/04 10:42 PM E-mail address
SusyG Offline
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Does anyone know if there is a way to determine the actual "owner" of an e-mail address?

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#189864 - 05/14/04 02:25 AM Re: E-mail address
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Interesting question--what's the significance of the ownership?
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#189865 - 05/14/04 01:55 PM Re: E-mail address
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I just thought it would be a good additional verification step when accepting electronic enrollments for e-statements and internet banking. The controls and procedures we have in place now are very good, but you can never be too cautious.

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#189866 - 05/14/04 02:00 PM Re: E-mail address
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OK, now I get it. All you're going to be able to confirm is that the address works (an ESIGN/e-Regs requirement.) At best, emailbox holders have only a contractual right to use the address. I doubt AOL and other major providers will confirm identities and other private information about their customers. You'll need to do CIP and anti-fraud investigations some other way.
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