Tearing up those credit card applications isn’t good enough

Scary. This guy did an experiment with a credit card application and tore it up, then taped it back together and filled it out. Weeks later, he got a credit card with a $5,000 limit. This is absolutely ridiculous from the credit card companies, and a big red flag needs to go up for consumers. BUY A SHREDDER.
And credit card companies need to really pay more attention to “ripped up” applications and discarding them based on rises in identity theft.
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