Talk about crying wolf.
See this sleazy sales-letter-masquerading as a “Fraud Alert.” letter from Citibank. But as you read it, keep in mind;
a) Citibank has sent us BOTH cards they referred to in the letter unsolicited. We trashed both of the cards. We have just two cards – one for home and one for business. And have for over 10 years.
b) Since activation of cards is a controlled process where the caller must either call from their home number or answer a series of security questions, the letter’s warnings are bogus.
c) The timing for those drowning in credit card debt is perfect. (“honey, I forgot, we can max out that Sears card too – let’s go Christmas shopping!”)
Well, I guess they got what they wanted. I opened it.