I just discovered something alarming in my online banking account (USA). While reviewing my profile, updating second verification etc… I discovered the bank had a phone number I never gave them as a contact for 2nd authentication. I looked at the number closer and it was my previous work number from a former job position I had. I know I did not give this number (I work in a hospital and never give out my work number ever). I think the number was automatically given- which is really disturbing. So if my bank could have called my work… That’s an invasion of privacy- especially for authentificstion.
That phone number was auto populated- because it’s a dead end search people usually find when googling my name with my place of work. People have called me on that hospital line before after I left- because my colleagues tell me this.