I haven’t given away a friend’s email address, but I definitely ended up with like seven credit cards in college for free pizza. And a pretty awesome t-shirt. Whoops.
The New York Post shares a recent study conducted at MIT among 3,108 students found that 98% of them were willing to turn over a friend’s email addy for a free pizza. And 94% turned over their friends’ address. Only six percent were smart enough to use a fake email address.
If you have a kid in college or on the way, you might want to have a chat with them about privacy and credit. My credit score if pretty good now, but the 10 open credit cards (all unused) didn’t do a lot of great things for me as an adult.
Plus, they might turn over YOUR info. Pizza IS pretty enticing.