FIA Card Services Informative - Beware Of This Phishing Expedition!
NORTH CAROLINA -- RECENTLY received this big, white, official looking envelope in the mail from some "PO BOX 53113 in Phoenix, AZ 85072-3113" under the address it reads "IMPORTANT AMENDMENTS TO YOUR CREDIT CARD AGREEMENT" Then the eight page letter goes on to say "changes to your credit card account ending in 0295" Well it happens that I don't have any such card or active credit card account with that number. Then the long official looking but poorly written letter with sloppy grammar goes on to suggest I visit their "website at www.fiacardservices.com" and to access "my account by "calling the toll-free number on the back of your credit card" Then it starts to get interesting with the sentence, "WE INCREASED YOUR APR due to the APRs and balances on this account to a corresponding APR of 24.99%"
Additionally the letter suggests that in order for me to REJECT THIS AMENDMENT to "my account" I must: "WRITE TO US AT FIA CARD SERVICES N.A. and CLEARLY PRINT OR TYPE YOUR FULL CREDIT CARD ACCOUNT NUMBER and state that you reject this change" !! "Send this notice ONLY to the address in this paragraph. This mailbox is ONLY for rejection of the Annual Percentage Rate and Default Pricing Amendments." "we must receive your letter by date____ or your rejection will not be effective"
Nowhere in this 8 page document is it explained exactly what the letters "FIA" stand for or which bank or credit card "FIA" actually represents nor provides any phone number or real street address other than various(suspect)P.O. BOX NUMBERS.
Well so sorry you slimy kiddies but your heavy handed, official looking, fear tactics didn't work on ME because I know exactly what this sort of document is supposed to look and read like!
AND...even though I do live in The South, I'm not the gullible, illiterate, god & authority fearing sucker you thought I was. So all you've netted for your printing & bulk mailing investment(PRSRT STD U.S. POSTAGE PAID, FIA CARD SERVICES) is this online, PUBLIC CONSUMER ALERT and several scanned copies of your letter sent to Local and Federal Law enforcement agencies!
Chao - and Happy Phishing in the Jail-House toilet bowl.