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Subject:  Unrequested card in mail Date:  4/6/1998  11:35 PM
Author:  PSUEngineerFool Number:  1041 of 308362

Today I received a platinum First USA card in the mail. I never filled out an application for this card. They just decided to send me one. I have never dealt with this company before.

The card was attached to an offer sheet. Under the card, the sheet had a statement that said security precautions were taken and only I could activate the card.

It scares me that a credit card company would send an unrequested card in the mail. What security feature can they possibly have to keep someone else from activating the card and destroying my credit history. Probably just my social security number.

I read on ZDNet not too long ago that it is not difficult to obtain someone else's social security number.

My question to other Fools is what should I do. Should I ignore this outrage or should I report them to the BBB and other agencies that one of you suggest.

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