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Credit Card issues

Discussion in 'Business Fundamentals' started by 2003ctd, Feb 23, 2009.

  1. 2003ctd

    2003ctd Senior Member
    Messages: 165

    Is anyone else having problems using their credit cards? I've had 2 banks in the past week freeze my account, until I faxed over copies of my s.s card, an id, a bank statement and a notorized note from my bank... they said they needed to verify information??? WTF? Talk about a huge Pain in the A**....
     
  2. JDiepstra

    JDiepstra PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,780

    No problems. What did you do use it on vacation in a foreign country or get scammed on craigs list or something?
     
  3. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,609

    Do you use them to by gas? CC companies will do that to stop fraud. Or you been late with your payment.I sure hope you called them direct if they want that kind of info from you.
     
  4. QuadPlower

    QuadPlower PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,056

    Sounds like a scam. Was it an email telling you to do this or a letter on their letter head telling you? I would ask them why. I would check your credit report. Sounds like there is more going on than just verifiyinng information.

    Good Luck
     
  5. fireball

    fireball PlowSite.com Veteran
    Messages: 536

    ditto to what quad said. I would show up at the bank personally before I would fax my SS no anywhere
     
  6. 2003ctd

    2003ctd Senior Member
    Messages: 165

    Well when the card didn't work, I called the number on back of my card and spoke to a rep.... The only thing they would tell me is that because of fraud reasons, they had to verify my info... This happened twice in one week with 2 seperate cards (citi & american Express)... Just thought it was weird... Both times it happened after using the card to pay bills over the internet... I verified that the fax number I was faxing the forms to was infact the banks.... Thought maybe it had something to do with the economy, and Im assuming that fraud has risen greatly.... And yes I checked my credit report and all is fine
     
  7. RichG53

    RichG53 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,135

    Citi & American Express are falling apart ..So that could be why... Stay alert to any changes ! ! !
     
  8. scottL

    scottL PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,600

    ANY time someone asks for this much info .... it's typically a scam. No CC ever asks for that much info.


    LifeLock - Got it last year, I know it does not prevent everything BUT I sleep better!
     
  9. keitha

    keitha Senior Member
    Messages: 133

    No problem really just the rate went from 7.9% fixed to prime plus 14.9%.