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Old 07-26-2007, 08:27 AM
Location: Tennessee/Michigan
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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)
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Old 07-26-2007, 12:01 PM
Location: South Florida
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HAHA! Man, that's bizarre! I wonder if someone is losing their job over something so stupid.
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Old 07-26-2007, 12:24 PM
Location: New England
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That guy should meet my wife.
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Old 07-26-2007, 01:24 PM
Location: California
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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.
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