When i applied for a Hooters card they did this i asked them why i was told there is allot of identity theft going on in your area.
are they finally doing , for the longest while to open a deposit account online they ask you questions based on your credit report , but not for credit cards ? doesn't make sense
Wal-Mart an Sam's did me the same way. I applied for Sam's in the store an had to verify over the phone with the customer service rep.
jmbfl wrote:I think Hooters explaination is bogus! I live in South Florida - the single worst place in the entire U.S. for identity theft and have recently applied for cards from BofA (pre-app), PedFed and Discover (pre-app) and not one of them asked me for any proof of anything I put on my application, including identity, address, income or anything else. There is another explaination and I have no idea what it is. Could be age, length of residence, length of employment, quality of credit report or something else. Only put it on you app if it is true> If it is true there should not be any problem substantiating it.It just occurs to me that another reason may be... APPY SPREE!Banks are required to positively verify your identity under the Patriot Act when you open a deposit account.
Message Edited by jmbfl on 08-02-2008 03:00 PM
O no i don't have a problem with it but it makes me think they only do that with people with low scores.
jmbfl wrote:I have no problem with that whatsoever. It is for your protection!
I have been asked the last 3 times I applied for CC(instant approval). With my Sams card I had to go to the store and show my ID. They ask a few questions based on your CR and a few other personal questions. I think it's a good idea if that will keep someone from stealing my identity.I understand it just slows down the application process.