Wednesday, June 28, 2006

Deadbeat Jim

Some of you may recall from a few posts back that the clowns in charge of Internet security at The University of Texas at Austin let someone steal the personal information of a few hundred thousand graduates, including me. So, among other things, I had to cancelled all of my credit cards.

Then of course, I applied for new cards from different issuers.

Got a rejection letter yesterday!

Reason: "Unable to verify home telephone number."

I just checked the online application, it asks for "daytime" and "evening" phone numbers. For both, I put my cell phone number. Again, some of you may recall that I do have a landline phone, but it only rings in one of the bathrooms and the FAX. There is nothing on the application asking for a "Home" number. My cell phone number is my day and evening number!

I guess I was supposed to divine what information they actually wanted. I just didn't realize that the issuing bank was the Psychic Friends Network!

3 comments:

Bruce said...

I don't have a landline, just my cell phone. So, if some company doesn't like it, that's their problem. Best thing about no land line, though, is no telemarketers... :)
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when they call my landline, they get that high-pitch tone in the ear from the FAX!!!!!!!!!!

Meagan said...

Hmm, I don't have a landline either. And I have a credit card. ???
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did you apply for the cc with your cell number???

Meagan said...

Ya...I think so... maybe they just think you're dead.
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well, the phone company still thinks I'm dead, but only because I had a phone installed in a nursing home and then had it removed when it was no longer needed (nursing home uninstall=death).

it might have been caused by the various services that I signed up for after -- and have I mentioned this -- The University of Texas at Austin left our names, addresses, ss#'s unguarded -- I signed up for all of the credit monitoring services and filed alerts with the credit agencies and filed a police report because, and have I mentioned this, The University of Texas at Austin left our names, addresses, ss#'s unguarded -- and, foolish them, they are still sending "please contribute" letters, yeh, sure!!!!!!