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Subject:  Re: When fraud flags work Date:  6/5/2013  4:27 PM
Author:  mjw3786 Number:  307056 of 308782

Chase has caught fraud on two of my accounts in recent years. Of course one of the accounts had been inactive (backup card; not in my wallet) for a long time and had almost never been used at all. Made me wonder where it got compromised (almost had to have been an inside job) and how they knew what "purchasing pattern" to look for.

This makes me wonder about my cache of "safe dwellers" that get little to no use. I asked y'all about closing them once before and the consensus was to leave them open.

Is my usual weekly mint.com download enough to maintain a non-dormant status or do I actually need to make a purchase on each card once or twice a year to prevent being closed for inactivity?
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