Mar 15, 2006

Who's more selective: credit card companies or crack whores?

If for some reason you didn't already hate credit card companies with the white-hot intensity of a nuclear reaction, check out this article. A consumer, for shits and giggles, ripped up a credit card form, taped it back together, then filled out false info and sent it in, to see if ripping up credit card applications (per the issuer's suggestion) would deter an identity thief.

You can guess what happened.

To quote the article:

It's time credit card companies were told to stop slinging 5 billion credit card applications around the country every year.

Five billion? That's a crime just based on the number of trees used...