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Torn-Up Credit Card Applications Experiment

Posted By Jim On 03/16/2006 @ 5:57 pm In Credit | 3 Comments

How’d I miss this [3]? 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 [4]. (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] miss this: http://www.cockeyed.com/citizen/creditcard/application.shtml

[4] Buy a shredder: http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B0001Q4BKI/ref=nosim/easeoftravel-20

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