The Finch Formerly Known As Gold

5 March 2007

Fine print, comb to match, assembly required

Last month one of the Evil Banks who owns the plastic-related segment of my soul sent me a notification to the effect that they were going to pile a few extra percentage points on some Visa card or other. I objected, and said so in return mail; they acknowledged the exception in what we will call Letter 1.

And then I opened Letter 2, which contained an explanation of why they did what they did, which surprised me very little until I noticed that they were referencing an account ending in, oh, let's call it 1234.

I have no accounts ending in the digits indicated, from them or from anyone else.

Best possible interpretation: they've conflated someone else's debt with mine.

The pertinent credit-reporting agency has been tapped for a fresh report. The bottom of this will be gotten to.

Posted at 7:21 PM to Common Cents

"The bottom of this will be gotten to."

That's what I said about my ex-wife, and I was wrong then, too. {{{wiggles eyebrows}}}

Posted by: Mister Snitch! at 7:56 PM on 5 March 2007

I have since received an updated credit report, and I have decided that someone screwed up the mail merge when they sent out this batch of letters: there's no indication that I'm carrying any dubious accounts, and I have no Unfavorable Information, except for the fact that, well, the report runs 12 pages. (All accounts are listed as satisfactory.)

Posted by: CGHill at 8:11 PM on 12 March 2007