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Recently, I called American Express about some minor business on my card, and they asked me if I wanted a gold card. I agreed, since it gave me 5,000 extra FF miles. That gets me over the hump to a free ticket.

Anyway, in all the address changes I did when moving here to Atlanta, somehow I forgot AMEX. Today I went to check on my bill at their website, and found my card number was no longer valid due to the issuance of a new card. That card was sent to my old address, I don't have it.

I called AMEX immediately, and canceled the card they sent me. They changed my address and are expressing me a new card. Now I have to review my bill and see if somebody used the misplaced gold card.

Also, I was on business in New Mexico last week. What if my current card had been cancelled then? Fortunately, I had a back up card with me, but it could have been dicey on hotel checkout day, or when trying to rent a car.

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