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How Do You Dispose of a Metal Credit Card

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How Do You Dispose of a Metal Credit Card

So, somehow my Chase Amazon Prime card got compromised.  Chase's fraud department contacted me and told me someone had reported my card lost and had requested the replacement be sent to a new address.  They failed the ID verification and that caused Chase to contact me.  They canceled the card to stop any additional action on it and sent me a new replacement card.  It was only after the new card arrived and I tried to destroy the old metal card that I realized how difficult that was.  You can barely bend this card and the numbers are carved in, making them impossible to obliterate.  The card has been canceled so it really can't be missused, but how do you go about destroying this card so mischief cant happen.  You can't simply cut it up with sisters or run it thru a home shreder.  (I am feeling a lot of gratitude that this is the biggest problem in my life right now.  Smiley Happy.

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@rbentley wrote:

So, somehow my Chase Amazon Prime card got compromised.  Chase's fraud department contacted me and told me someone had reported my card lost and had requested the replacement be sent to a new address.  They failed the ID verification and that caused Chase to contact me.  They canceled the card to stop any additional action on it and sent me a new replacement card.  It was only after the new card arrived and I tried to destroy the old metal card that I realized how difficult that was.  You can barely bend this card and the numbers are carved in, making them impossible to obliterate.  The card has been canceled so it really can't be missused, but how do you go about destroying this card so mischief cant happen.  You can't simply cut it up with sisters or run it thru a home shreder.  (I am feeling a lot of gratitude that this is the biggest problem in my life right now.  Smiley Happy.


It's really hard. What I did was bend it back and forth around 30 times with a locking pliers.


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Chase generally encloses a prepaid return envelope for the old metal when sending out new metal cards.

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They didn't do that in my case.  I have wondered about taking it into a branch.

 

Those cards are virtually indistructable.

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Find a place that will shred old hard drives.

 

Or use a cutting disc on a dremel, or a grinding disc to obliterate the numbers.

 

Of course, since the card is canceled and the number is no longer valid, it doesn't have to be destroyed.  I don't know what you'd do when you get a renewal card when it expires and the account # doesn't change though.

 

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My company’s commercial shredder bin.  Secure and becomes mince meat.

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When the metal card was first issued, it was posted here that you could take the cards into a branch or request a mailer.

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Just call Chase and have them send you an envelope. I have had to do that a few times. My favorite was when I loaded up the envelope with 6 Ritz cards .that had a surprising amount of heft!

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Tin snips

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Take a Dremel or engraver to it.







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