Tuesday, September 26, 2006

Getting slack

No doubt you've noticed. I've been a bit lax with the blogging schedule. I don't get to blog during the day anymore and when I get home, it's a whole other adventure.

Two weeks ago, I received a letter from Chase Bank. They were writing to inform me that,
"Unfortunately, we recently discovered that computer tapes that contained your name, address and Circuit City credit card account number were mistakenly identified as trash and thrown out."
At this point, I had to stop and look at the letterhead to make sure that this was an official letter. The letterhead said Chase and it had the blue logo.

I continued reading,
"With the assistance of federal law enforcement authorities, we have conducted a thorough and extensive investigation of this incident and a search for the tapes. Although we have been unable to locate the tapes, we believe they were compacted, destoyed and taken to a landfill and buried."
What?

Great.

The letter then goes on to advise me that I should monitor my credit report closely for the next 12 to 24 months. Thanks. I am entitled to one free credit report from each of the three national credit bureaus once every 12 months. Fabulous.

3 Comments:

Blogger Derby said...

No, you should contact them and ask that they pay for a full year of credit monitoring. I had this happen with my mortgage company early this year. At first they only offered 90 days, then after tons of protests, the made it one year.

Protest, get what they should rightfully owe YOU.

Derby's Mum Janet

6:12 PM  
Blogger sharon said...

yes, protest. it should be a minimum of one year free credit monitoring.

11:19 PM  
Blogger tammara said...

I agree with Janet and Sharon. Go get em, girl. If you have to, use the word "attorney." They don't want none-a-that. (And don't let them guilt-trip you by pointing out that they notified you - I'm sure they were legally REQUIRED to do that.)

2:29 PM  

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