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Active Credit Bureau Credit Freeze & Applying For New Cards

Postby itsmeandrew » Mon Mar 04, 2013 11:01 pm

A few months ago, I got a letter from my insurance company stating that their systems were hacked into. Customer's information was stolen. This includes SSNs, addresses, workplace info, birthday, etc. Basically all of the info needed to open credit. They had worked out a deal with a credit security company who is giving those affected one year of free credit report monitoring and fraud protection. I signed up.

Today, I applied for the Citi Simplicity card. I got the 'under review' message and called in. The CSR told me that because of that protection I have on my credit, that they had to verify a bunch of my info and call me back on the number provided.

My question is, should I expect to do this every time I apply for credit?
Capital One Platinum $500 (2/2010) CLOSED (1/2013)
Wells Fargo College Cash Back $1.2K (8/2011) CLOSED 3/2015
Chase Freedom (Signature) $10K (4/2012)
AmEx Zync NPSL (4/2012)
Samuels Financing $2.9K CLOSED 4/2015
Discover IT $3.95K (7/2012)
Chase Marriott Premier (Signature) $5K (9/2012)
Chase Slate $2.5K (12/2012)
Citi Simplicity $4K (3/2013)
AmEX BCE $9.5K (5/2014)
Chase Amazon $4.5K (5/2014)
Barclaycard Apple Financing $2K (6/2014)
Capital One VentureOne (Signature) $5K (1/2015)

TU (Discover): 760

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Postby cashback » Mon Mar 04, 2013 11:15 pm

I would expect it.
Credit Cards
Amex BCE 25K ---- PenFed Platinum Rewards 15.5K --- US Bank Cash+ 12K --- Discover IT 6K --- Citi Dividend 5K --- Chase Freedom 12.5K --- Amex SPG 6K --- Citi Thank You Preferred 15K

Not Used
Citi Simplicity - 5K, Sam's Club Discover - 10K

Future Cards
Sallie Mae World Mastercard

Exp 772 - TU 781 - Equ 781

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