U.S. CitiesCity-Data Forum Index
Celebrating Memorial Day!
Go Back   City-Data Forum > General Forums > Economics > Personal Finance
 [Register]
Please register to participate in our discussions with 2 million other members - it's free and quick! Some forums can only be seen by registered members. After you create your account, you'll be able to customize options and access all our 15,000 new posts/day with fewer ads.
View detailed profile (Advanced) or search
site with Google Custom Search

Search Forums  (Advanced)
 
 
Old 07-26-2007, 08:27 AM
 
Location: Tennessee/Michigan
27,994 posts, read 46,359,104 times
Reputation: 19398

Advertisements

Frank Van Buren ordered two new credit cards from Exxon. He received the cards. Three weeks later, he received a thousand more, each with his name and account number.

"Believe me, we shredded them," the accountant tells the N.Y. Daily News. "Anybody could have taken those cards - they were in front of my door."

Man orders orders replacement credit cards, gets 2,000 of them in the mail - On Deadline - USATODAY.com (http://blogs.usatoday.com/ondeadline/2007/07/man-orders-orde.html - broken link)
Quick reply to this message

 
Old 07-26-2007, 12:01 PM
 
Location: South Florida
564 posts, read 1,704,558 times
Reputation: 253
HAHA! Man, that's bizarre! I wonder if someone is losing their job over something so stupid.
Quick reply to this message
 
Old 07-26-2007, 12:24 PM
 
Location: New England
786 posts, read 800,975 times
Reputation: 553
That guy should meet my wife.
Quick reply to this message
 
Old 07-26-2007, 01:24 PM
 
Location: California
510 posts, read 2,968,164 times
Reputation: 383
I know of another interesting story about tons of credit cards. A woman contacted a small local bank in a small Wyoming town and applied for a credit card. When the bank reviewed her credit they discovered she had over 100 credit cards. When asked about this, she claimed to collect interesting looking credit cards, generally for artwork. This Wyoming bank had a local artist do an amazing painting on their card, and that is why she wanted it.

They of course turned her down... She had access to a ridiculous amount of credit, and if so inclined could flee the country with hundreds of thousands of dollars.
Quick reply to this message
Please register to post and access all features of our very popular forum. It is free and quick. Over $68,000 in prizes has already been given out to active posters on our forum. Additional giveaways are planned.

Detailed information about all U.S. cities, counties, and zip codes on our site: City-data.com.


 
Please update this thread with any new information or opinions. This open thread is still read by thousands of people, so we encourage all additional points of view.

Quick Reply
Message:
Over $104,000 in prizes was already given out to active posters on our forum and additional giveaways are planned!

Go Back   City-Data Forum > General Forums > Economics > Personal Finance
Similar Threads
Follow City-Data.com founder on our Forum or

All times are GMT -6.

2005-2018, Advameg, Inc.

City-Data.com - Archive 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35 - Top