There are several ways you can go about getting cis passwords. The ones with unlimited access are quite a bit harder but, first of all, the simplest to get Radio Shack demo accounts. You can’t they are still kinda fun. Good for doing research.
Use a one of the following scams or a variation to obtain Radio Shack demo accounts.
Call one of your local Radio Shack stores and say, ‘hi, this is _______ , i’m your compuserve sales rep., We are doing a update on our files, on all stores in the ______ area. Then, ask them a bunch of questions, like the manager’s name, store location, store #, etc… If they tell ya this without any hesitation, then you’ve probably got yourself a demo account. After they tell ya all that, tell them that you will need their present user id that they are using to do demonstrations of compuserve. Then, the kicker, ask them the password. If they tell ya, then thank them, and tell them if they have any questions to call you at xxx-xxxx. Where xxx-xxxx is a number that is always busy. That should keep them from getting too suspicious.
I use this one the most, because I started out with the previous method, and switched to this one because of all of the info. I had gathered about the stores in my area.
Find out a manager’s name of a particular store in your area, then call another store in the same area. Be friendly, and say, “hello, this is (managers name) from the (location) store. We can’t seem to get our compuserve demo password to work and we have a customer here who would like to see a demo of the service. Would you mind giving us yours until we call our D.M. And find out what ours was changed to? As long as the two managers don’t know each other, you will have a demo account. By the way, D.M. Is a abbreviation that they use for district manager.
Well, enough of this demo account Bullshit, once you have a demo account, Log on to cis. Go to the national user listing. Look at the users in your area. Write them down and then call information and get their phone numbers.
Call them up and tell them you are ____ from cis. Continue to tell them that because of a security breach, you are going to have to change their password. Tell them that in order to do so, you will need their user id and old password. Take it down, pretend you are typing on a terminal or something then tell them that it will be changed to ___________ make up an official sounding password. Now thank them and again, give them a busy number to call if they have questions…I find that compuserve’s 800 number works good. (It’s always busy anyway.)
The third and final way I will discuss involves something more than talking on the phone. Go into your Radio Shack, pull a cis package off of the wall. Rip open the pack, read and memorize the password. Walk out. I have been busted for shoplifting but never shopreading. When the initial hour runs out,use a credit card to gain a additional 2hrs. Of service.
P.S. If all else fails, there is always 77770,101 free-demo or free:demo but that id is a total waste of time. Logon with it and see what I mean.