Identity theft

Posted by Chris Green on Tuesday October 25 @ 9:30 pm

Had a bit of a shock this morning when I received a letter from Mint, one of my credit card providers.

It would appear that I have been the victim of attempted identity fraud, as someone tried, unsuccessfully, to obtain a credit card in my name, using my correct bank details. However they got a few things wrong including my first name and my date of birth. Coupled with the fact that I am already a customer was enough to set off the alarm bells at Mint.

It may be a case of shutting the door after the horse has bolted, but suffice to say I will be investing in a shredder for destroying all correspondence that is due for the bin from now on, and I have a meeting with my bank on Saturday to arrange for all my cards and bank details to be changed.

Be warned: Identity Theft, failed or otherwise, is a pain in the arse!

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