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AA massive shutdown

CardNut
Valued Contributor

Re: AA massive shutdown


@Janus wrote:

I'm still trying to figure out how someone even apped without a valid SSN though. Or was the same one used for multiple accounts?


Good question. If valid SSNs were used, without their knowledge (since they did more than a handful), then you're looking at  identity theft..

Scores, HPs/24 mos. (updated 01/13/21):
    Experian FICO Score 8 = 828, 1/24
    Experian FICO Score 9 = 813, 1/24
   TransUnion = 811, 1/24
    Equifax = 813, 0/24

Total 2020 rewards, incl. offers/deals = $1,388.00

Total CL: $247,000

Cards (hover over for CL | interest rate | Date Opened):
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UncleB
Moderator

Re: AA massive shutdown


@Janus wrote:

I'm still trying to figure out how someone even apped without a valid SSN though. Or was the same one used for multiple accounts?


In summary, people were using the loopholes to obtain an offer to apply for a credit card with an elevated sign-up bonus, then using that offer to apply under their own name (often repeatedly).

 

I'm not going to go into additional detail here on what was being done - there are other sites that spell it out - but nobody was applying for credit cards in their pet's names. 

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