A few credit card companies sent me updated cards in the past month, including one which didn’t expire for another two years. Makes me wonder if the credit companies know something I don’t.
Anyway, all these credit cards require activation, including my ATM card. The activation procedure for one is simple: call the number, they hit the caller ID database and say, “Thank you for calling. Your card is now activated.” Other companies require you to type in the credit card number in full, others the last few digits of your Social Security Number (which is illegal to use as an identification number), etc. Do only a very few companies know what Caller ID is? And what’s with the plethora of calls trying to get me to buy the oh-so-useful credit insurance crap lately? Leave me alone!
This has been your random surreal moment of the day. Please pull through.