Impressed by the traffic department…

I just called the Cape Town traffic department (400-4900) to make sure that my address was correct on my car registration (I haven’t received my licence renewal form yet).

A very friendly Pumela asked me for my registration and then asked me what I thought my address was… Only then did I realise the huge social engineering opportunity that they’ve obviously been trained to avert. She would not tell me my address, but only confirm that what I told her was correct. This is obviously to make sure that you can’t just phone up the traffers with the licence plate of the guy who cut you off, or the babe in the Audi, and get their addresses.

Nice. My address was correct… I’ll be receiving my reminder shortly.



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