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Amex question

My apologies if this is the wrong section.

I recently applied and was approved for the delta gold Amex. I haven’t received the card yet. I went ahead and made an online account and use the app also on my phone.

Now when I go onto the app it shows my card, credit limit, etc. when I click account it shows my name and member since ‘99?!

Is that just like what is shows when you haven’t got your card yet? Or will my card come and show member since ‘99? And how is that possible?? If my card shows that will they report to cra’s as open since 1999?






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Re: Amex question

It will not report this card as aged from 1999. They do not do that anymore.

Did you have an AMEX from American Express Centurion Bank in 1999? Closed?

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Re: Amex question

Maybe you were an AU on a relative's card? Or maybe a relative with the same name lived at your current address?

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Dang. I got excited thinking when I seen my credit report next month I would have a 20 year old account lol. I don’t think I had any Amex before.

Was never an AU on a family members Amex. Actually I think I might have been added as an AU on our families corporate account back then. Not sure though. I can barely remember a last week lol. I’m getting old.






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Re: Amex question

I had a Green Card from 1990 to 1995, then no Amex cards until July of this year. My Gold Card says "Member Since 90" Smiley Wink

 

It's just a vanity thing that Amex does if you had a card in the past. It doesn't affect account age. Being an Amex "member" is separate from an account. Accounts come and go, but membership is lifetime.

 

You probably just forgot that you had some form of Amex starting in '99. It doesn't really matter, but might dazzle a waiter at some point ... enjoy!


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Re: Amex question

@KJinNC

Thanks for the info. I really don’t remember but if they say I’m a member since 99 who am I to argue. Just wish I had a CL of a 20 year old card.

Thanks again all who answered.






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Re: Amex question

If you ever had a Amex Gift type card and registered it in your name it will also show as member since the date you registered the card.


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Paranoid Penguin time:

Orrrrr....!
>You accidentally typed a wrong number in your social security number and that other person has the same first & last name.
>You've now committed identity theft and credit fraud.
>*ding-dong* Someone is at the door.
>Omgwtfbbqsauce.
>Open door.
>It's the feds.
>You're arrested.
>Fast forward.
>You're now in court.
>Try to explain the situation.
> Judge isn't intrested in your case.
>Preoccupied thinking about his turkey on rye waiting for him.
>After half listening to your explanation, accepts it as an insanity plea.
>You don't go to jail.
>Get sentenced to an insane asylum.
>It's an insane asylum for robots.
>Doctors think you're a robot that thinks it's a human.
>Electro-therapy shock treatment for days.
>You now accept that you're a robot.
>You're released from the asylum.
>You now say 'ye' a lot.

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@Rebuilt wrote:

Paranoid Penguin time:

Orrrrr....!
>You accidentally typed a wrong number in your social security number and that other person has the same first & last name.
>You've now committed identity theft and credit fraud.
>*ding-dong* Someone is at the door.
>Omgwtfbbqsauce.
>Open door.
>It's the feds.
>You're arrested.
>Fast forward.
>You're now in court.
>Try to explain the situation.
> Judge isn't intrested in your case.
>Preoccupied thinking about his turkey on rye waiting for him.
>After half listening to your explanation, accepts it as an insanity plea.
>You don't go to jail.
>Get sentenced to an insane asylum.
>It's an insane asylum for robots.
>Doctors think you're a robot that thinks it's a human.
>Electro-therapy shock treatment for days.
>You now accept that you're a robot.
>You're released from the asylum.
>You now say 'ye' a lot.


It's not certain that this will happen, probably not more than 60% odds.  Don't overstate!

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Re: Amex question

Lmao. If someone has my exact name I would be surprised.....


Wait a minute, there are some suits at my front door o)






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