27 April 2004
No anchovies? You've got the wrong man
If you were the Missouri Office of State Courts Administrator and you wanted to catch someone who'd skipped out on court costs, where would you look?
ACS, a Dallas-based company hired by OSCA to find the state's scofflaws, has one unexpected and perhaps unexpectedly effective source: the pizza place. "When you call to order a pizza," says OSCA's David Coplen, "you usually give them your correct name, your correct address and your correct phone number."
Neither ACS nor OSCA will say exactly which pizza joints are willing to sell this information to them, though Domino's says it doesn't traffic in customer identities.
The question, of course, is whether people will start giving out bogus names when they order, thinking Papa John or someone will fink on them and how many people named Dick Hertz are there in this town, anyway?
(Via Fark)Posted at 5:54 PM to Dyssynergy