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Torn-Up Credit Card Applications Experiment

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How’d I miss this? Basically Rob took a credit card application from Chase Mastercard, ripped it into pieces, then taped it together, filled it out and sent it in. You would think that Chase would see that this thing was ripped up and taped together and DENY the application… but you’d be wrong. To make it even more interesting… Rob changed his address and his phone number and still got the card (at the different address). No wonder identity theft occurs more often now, it’s just too easy.

Moral of the story? Buy a shredder. (incidentally, you want a crosscut shredder and not just a regular shredder, cross cutters will cut it vertically and horizontally so you get tiny squares and not long strips)

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3 Responses to “Torn-Up Credit Card Applications Experiment”

  1. Cap says:

    oh geez the dude should change the part two link, I couldn’t find it the first time I saw it.. I was like, what’s so special about a guy taping up a piece of torn paper. lol.

    ah good stuff.

  2. I work for Chase. And believe me, this has been escalated up the chain. Very embarrassing.

  3. Steve Mertz says:

    Don’t forget to buy stock in the shredder companies! Good information.


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