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I consider myself sharp, I don't react to every phone call, every email.   I learned a long time ago to be cautious about every little thing.

 

I was waiting for my new MasterCard to come in the mail.    I have a $2k limit, never use it.    So I get this mail from MasterCard.   I stick it in my handbag, thinking it's my card and I'll activate it when I have a minute.  (I could feel the card through the envelope)

 

After opening and reading it said my limit was $1k.    I thought that was strange.   Maybe since I don't use it the limit got lowered.   The card was in my hand, with the activation sticker on it.

 

I started reading further.    It was a SOLICITATION for a MasterCard!    I'm so glad I did not fall for it.    My real MasterCard on my established account came the next day.

 

Close call

 

 

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I'm glad you caught it before you activated it.  That card might have even had a fee attached to it.


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@software wrote:

I consider myself sharp, I don't react to every phone call, every email.   I learned a long time ago to be cautious about every little thing.

 

I was waiting for my new MasterCard to come in the mail.    I have a $2k limit, never use it.    So I get this mail from MasterCard.   I stick it in my handbag, thinking it's my card and I'll activate it when I have a minute.  (I could feel the card through the envelope)

 

After opening and reading it said my limit was $1k.    I thought that was strange.   Maybe since I don't use it the limit got lowered.   The card was in my hand, with the activation sticker on it.

 

I started reading further.    It was a SOLICITATION for a MasterCard!    I'm so glad I did not fall for it.    My real MasterCard on my established account came the next day.

 

Close call

 

 


@software  What the heck is this world coming to.   Have to be afraid to answer your phone, have to be afraid to open your mail.  Really a shame!

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@software

 

I don't understand how "you almost got scammed" if the mail was from your own cc company. confused.gif

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@Mz iMac wrote:

@software

 

I don't understand how "you almost got scammed" if the mail was from your own cc company. confused.gif


No, @Mz iMac

 

It wasn't from HER cc company...it was for A mastercard from elsewhere....

 

the op stated:

 

"I started reading further.    It was a SOLICITATION for a MasterCard!    I'm so glad I did not fall for it.    My real MasterCard on my established account came the next day."

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@RespectLife

 

Thank you for clarifying.  My eyeballs read it as a solicitation FROM Mastercard.  My brain read it correctly. doh.gif

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The envelope return address for the solicitation had the MasterCard logo on it as well as the name and address of MasterCard, or so I thought

 


@Mz iMac wrote:

@RespectLife

 

Thank you for clarifying.  My eyeballs read it as a solicitation FROM Mastercard.  My brain read it correctly. doh.gif


 

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Ahhh, it was one of those, "You're Pre-Approved" solicitations.

 

 

 

I'd hardly call that a "scam".

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I wouldn’t consider that a scam.

 

I’ve gotten those in the mail too.   They look like a credit card, but they’re cardboard 

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Re: I almost got scammed

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I get cc solicitations quite often. They are not scams, they are legitimate offers. The recipient can choose to accept by taking an action or to decline by tossing/shredding it.