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Amex pre-selected, "two" funny

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Amex pre-selected, "two" funny

So I grab my mail on the way out to dinner, not one but two pre-selected offers in my mailbox today.

One for CostCo TE. One for Amex Blue.

Neither addressed to me (and I've lived here for 8 years and am a current Amex card member). In this case, 1+1=0.

I wonder what Amex thinks is going on in my apartment? Smiley Happy
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Revelate wrote:
So I grab my mail on the way out to dinner, not one but two pre-selected offers in my mailbox today.

One for CostCo TE. One for Amex Blue.

Neither addressed to me (and I've lived here for 8 years and am a current Amex card member). In this case, 1+1=0.

I wonder what Amex thinks is going on in my apartment? Smiley Happy

Very interesting  1+1= hummmm Lol

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Ahh, that's kinda disappointing! We're they at least addressed to the same person?
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Revelate wrote:
So I grab my mail on the way out to dinner, not one but two pre-selected offers in my mailbox today.

One for CostCo TE. One for Amex Blue.

Neither addressed to me (and I've lived here for 8 years and am a current Amex card member). In this case, 1+1=0.

I wonder what Amex thinks is going on in my apartment? Smiley Happy

Interesting, maybe the rprevious resident/s?

After 8 years one would think that they would have updated their databases.




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09Lexie wrote:
Ahh, that's kinda disappointing! We're they at least addressed to the same person?

Ah, I forgot to mention that: they were actually to two different people; more amusingly, to single women by the salutation on the address.

Starting Score: EQ 5 561, TU 98 567, EX 2 599 (12/30/11)
Current Score: EQ 5 771, TU 4 758, EX 2 758, EQ 8 795, TU 8 762, EX 8 786 (7/28/17)
Goal Score:    EQ 5 750, TU 4 750, EX 2 750, EQ 8 800, TU 8 Blah, EX 8 800 (01/01/18)


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There is a story on lowcards.com about amex being hit with a ddos from a "hacking group". They might have gotten the same preselected offers you got, and it ticked them off.

Edit to remove inappropriate ethnic reference.

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Do you receive any offers in your name?



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Got one from Amex for a guy that had my POB over 12 years ago. He was also a target of CAs. I used to get tons of mail to him from CAs. My phone number was also associated with another couple of CA targets and I would often get phone calls these assorted CAs trying to extract money. One of them I found details about when I bought something in Sears and they entered my phone number.

 

Everytime you get a new phone number or POB they tend to come with "histories." Now that they are over 10 years old I haven't had dunning letters or calls in years.


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Chris123nTx wrote:

There is a story on lowcards.com about amex being hit with a ddos from a "hacking group". They might have gotten the same preselected offers you got, and it ticked them off.

Edit to remove inappropriate ethnic reference.

Thanks,

webhopper


 

I would not have put the story as such, except that was the story that was reported. Since it is a new group, self professed by the way, I listed it that way. AMEX was also hit as part of he massive spammer ddos from last month. Oh well. The world aint what it used to be.
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