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The Torn-Up Credit Card Application 
10th-Mar-2006 01:22 pm
from Cockeyed.com


The Torn-Up Credit Card Application

You should probably buy a shredder today.

I get a heck of a lot of credit card applications in the mail.
A bunch for Visa, quite a few from Mastercard and tons of them from American Express.

I almost always tear them in half and throw them away.

Sometimes, if I am feeling particularly paranoid, I'll tear them into little bitty pieces.

Is that good enough? Could a determined and dexterous criminal gather all the bits, tape them together and apply for a card in my name? Would a credit card company balk when confronted with an obviously resurrected application?

Read the rest

In short, he 1) tore up a credit card application, 2) taped it together, 3) filled it out using different information than the application was sent to, 4) sent in the application, 5) received a card with a $5000 limit.

If you don't have a CROSSCUT shredder (or a fully working fireplace, or a barbecue) get one. Tearing up your financial info just isn't enough. The banks don't care.

Shred or burn them, baby. Shred or burn.
11th-Mar-2006 12:29 am (UTC)
I tear mine up and then flush them down the toilet,.... if someone wants to have them after that...... they are welcome to go fishing !!!!!!
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