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Old 02-25-2007, 10:43 AM
 
Location: Old Town Alexandria
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In the news recently, many banks are issuing cards to illegals- no social security #'s etc. None of this is being regulated. What does everyone think?
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Old 02-25-2007, 10:46 AM
 
Location: Northeast
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In the news recently, many banks are issuing cards to illegals- no social security #'s etc. None of this is being regulated. What does everyone think?
I think unfortunately a moderator just made a faux pas

This thread was already opened in the "Illegal Immigration" forum.

http://www.city-data.com/forum/immig...mmigrants.html

Looks like you're gonna have to kill one of your own

-TT
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Old 02-25-2007, 10:49 AM
 
Location: Old Town Alexandria
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well-ok- but I would rather stay on this forum-lol- its not just about illegals more about bank practices.
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Old 02-25-2007, 10:54 AM
 
Location: Journey's End
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sunny, have you actually seen this in the news?

I couldn't open an account in Pittsburgh with my passport, social security card, and more! They wanted 3 documents that provided I lived and/or worked in the city!

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well-ok- but I would rather stay on this forum-lol- its not just about illegals more about bank practices.
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Old 02-25-2007, 11:07 AM
 
Location: Old Town Alexandria
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yes- check bankrate.com- Bank of America is marketing a new card "the card for opportunity"" to allow illegals with no SS# to get sub-prime cards -Wells Fargo and Citibank were ALREADY doing this in 2002!!!!! It was in NYT article.

sunny
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Old 02-25-2007, 11:09 AM
 
Location: Journey's End
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Thanks! Pennsylvania, a Commonwealth State, I believe like Massachusetts, prohibits this and other practices.

And, Sunny, I am going to call Citibank in NYC and ask them to explain themselves. Unfortunately, it is still my prime bank. But they ain't nice! They took over two of my previous banks, EAB, the last!


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yes- check bankrate.com- Bank of America is marketing a new card "the card for opportunity"" to allow illegals with no SS# to get sub-prime cards -Wells Fargo and Citibank were ALREADY doing this in 2002!!!!! It was in NYT article.

sunny
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Old 02-25-2007, 11:10 AM
 
Location: Northeast
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yes- check bankrate.com- Bank of America is marketing a new card "the card for opportunity"" to allow illegals with no SS# to get sub-prime cards -Wells Fargo and Citibank were ALREADY doing this in 2002!!!!! It was in NYT article.

sunny
Doesn't this somehow go completely against the patriot act? Aren't we feeding terrorism with this?

I mean, lol, I don't mean to laugh, but wouldn't it be just wonderful if we had a terrorist attack and it was determined that they purchased bomb-making materials at Radio Shack with a B of A credit card?

Maybe I should open a short position on their stock?

-TT
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Old 02-25-2007, 11:12 AM
 
Location: Journey's End
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It is most decidedly anti-Patriot Act -- in fact, this is one of several reasons I had to get my former Senator to assist me in opening an acct in a state not my primary residence.


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Doesn't this somehow go completely against the patriot act? Aren't we feeding terrorism with this?

I mean, lol, I don't mean to laugh, but wouldn't it be just wonderful if we had a terrorist attack and it was determined that they purchased bomb-making materials at Radio Shack with a B of A credit card?

Maybe I should open a short position on their stock?

-TT
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Old 02-25-2007, 11:16 AM
 
Location: Old Town Alexandria
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Smile Yes_

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Thanks! Pennsylvania, a Commonwealth State, I believe like Massachusetts, prohibits this and other practices.

And, Sunny, I am going to call Citibank in NYC and ask them to explain themselves. Unfortunately, it is still my prime bank. But they ain't nice! They took over two of my previous banks, EAB, the last!
lol- I remember EAB in NY- and in the 70's my mom being upset bcs it used to be called Ben Franklin bank--

Yap City-re: Radio Shack-lolol!!!!- I am cutting up my cards today. BOA is at almost 20% interest-sheer usury. (MAYBE ALL US AMERICANS WITH GOOD CREDIT SHOULD-AND SEE WHAT HAPPENS)

sunny
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Old 02-25-2007, 03:12 PM
 
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I posted what I thought in the other thread...

The way I feel is that credit cards are issued all over the world and we are the only country with SS#s. If the banks have another way of tracking/verifying these people, then what difference does it make? If they could apply for a credit card in Mexico and get one, what difference does it make if they apply here?
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