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Do you know your PPS number?

  • 03-11-2022 2:57pm
    Registered Users Posts: 30,428 ✭✭✭✭freshpopcorn

    I learnt mine off in secondary school because it was the password they put on our computer account.

    Do you know your PPS number?


  • Registered Users Posts: 8,986 ✭✭✭Gregor Samsa

    ^ that was a security blunder waiting to happen!

    But to answer your question, yes I do.

  • Registered Users Posts: 5,853 ✭✭✭daheff

    no -what is it?

  • Registered Users Posts: 9,006 ✭✭✭Cluedo Monopoly

    Yes indeed. Often login to Revenue.

    What are they doing in the Hyacinth House?

  • Registered Users Posts: 30,428 ✭✭✭✭freshpopcorn

    All numbers have a 0 infront of them and we're kept on the notice board at the top of the computer rooms.

  • Registered Users Posts: 2,267 ✭✭✭Ninthlife

    Noooo.... don't memorise it, it's how 'THEY' will control you

    Stick it to 'The Man' and don't be a sheeple

    p.s. Throw in some number of the beast references too

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  • Registered Users Posts: 68,499 ✭✭✭✭L1011

    Yes. The end of it is used as our HR systems password in work, so it's useful for that.

  • Registered Users Posts: 10,561 ✭✭✭✭Jim_Hodge

    I can rattle it off but just from use over so many years, I never made a point of learning it. A bit like my current account number or some phone numbers.

  • Registered Users Posts: 2,232 ✭✭✭TooTired123

    I know mine my husbands and my daughters all off by heart . I’m charged with logging in and out of all 3 accounts.

  • Registered Users Posts: 3,366 ✭✭✭Star Bingo

    Yeh it’s 2256447F-uck!

  • Off by heart, same as my Eircode and several Eir odes I send stuff to whose owners probably don’t know themselves 😂

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  • Registered Users Posts: 2,931 ✭✭✭Dr Turk Turkelton

    I'm so old mine is 1A.

  • Registered Users Posts: 3,773 ✭✭✭Greyfox

    Only the first 3 digits which is grand as when I search my emails with the first 3 numbers I always find an email from 8 years ago that it's on

  • Registered Users Posts: 15,816 ✭✭✭✭AMKC

    Yes I do it's 00 9944556 lol Awe now come on you did not think I was actually going to type it did you? No you ain't getting it. You may keep trying lol.

    Live long and Prosper

    Peace and long life.

  • Registered Users Posts: 43,028 ✭✭✭✭SEPT 23 1989

    Nope only used it a handful of times

    my interactions with the state are minimal thank god

  • Posts: 3,656 ✭✭✭ [Deleted User]

    yes.... and my Eircode, Car Reg, bank account, credit card, all passwords..............all stored in my head! I hope I never get a bang on it and end up with amnesia. I have a photographic memory.

    I was just going online to pay my bins and my old phone had saved my login details, which consisted of a Panda number and PIN number. I have a new phone since last time I logged in so nothing was saved. But the correct numbers just came into my head and I was able to log in. Dead handy thing to have.

  • Registered Users Posts: 6,124 ✭✭✭TheRiverman


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,349 ✭✭✭easygoing39

    no,never have to use it.

  • Registered Users Posts: 13,575 ✭✭✭✭Dial Hard

    Yes, and I was actually a bit "Huh? How?" when a friend didn't know hers a while back. I'm also amazed at how many people don't know their own car reg.

  • Registered Users Posts: 6,831 ✭✭✭Cork Lass

    Yes, I know my pps number, my husbands pps number as well as my bank account number and my credit card number. I frequently can't remember where I left my keys or my glasses but numbers are a breeze for me.

  • Registered Users Posts: 10,837 ✭✭✭✭Furze99

    Of course, who wouldn't?

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  • Registered Users Posts: 8,397 ✭✭✭Riddle101

    I do. Have been asked for my PPS number in the past when I didn't have my card with me and had to ring home and ask my mam to check the back of my card for the number. After that, I made a point of learning my number just to be safe.

  • Registered Users Posts: 723 ✭✭✭GSBellew

    Do I know a series of numbers and letters that has never changed since being assigned to me, Yes I do.

    I know my wives too.

    I know the registration numbers of the several cars I have.

    I know the chassis numbers of the ones I've had longest.

    I know my insurance policy number.

    I know part numbers of parts I have to order frequently.

    I can usually recall the chassis numbers of cars in build, because the number is in my head.

    I know my Passport number, credit card number, date of birth.

    Jesus lads, this is basic ****, how in the hell do people pass the leaving cert these days?

    I guess I forgot we did not have a formula book, we had to learn that too.

  • Registered Users Posts: 3,621 ✭✭✭AllGunsBlazing

    Was full sure I did but it turns out I was thinking of the wifi password.

  • Registered Users Posts: 8,402 ✭✭✭Quantum Erasure

    "Let's see, social security number ... naught, naught, naught ... naught, naught ... naught, naught, naught, two. Damn Turkelton...."

  • Registered Users Posts: 13,505 ✭✭✭✭Mad_maxx


  • Registered Users Posts: 6,317 ✭✭✭gameoverdude

    Nope. There's a h in it I think.

    Forget my birth date as well.