- Report: #458752
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Complaint Review: Netspend.com - Inter National Bank
Netspend.com - Inter National Bank1801 S 2nd St McAllen, Texas U.S.A.
Netspend.com - Inter National Bank Deceiving marketing practice. Collect private personal data under false pretense. McAllen Texas
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I received the Netspend card in the mail. Initially, I thought it was a rebate payment. So I proceed to activate it. I got suspicious when it asked me DoB and SSN. No card activation should ask that kind of question.
Picture this: A bad guy can easily get your name and address from the phone book and sends you a fake credit card. If you call in to activate the card with your DoB and SSN, you are pretty much giving your identity away.
So I stopped the activation process and requested service rep assistance. I asked what this card was for. He said that I received it because one of their business partner put me on the list. Of course, he could not tell me the name.
Although Netspend is not an identity thief, their marketing tactic is still deceptive. They do not identify in the package that this is a part of marketing campaign. They want you to believe that this is something you should be getting. Then they collect your sensitive information under a false pretense.
I just filed a complaint to the Federal Reserve. If you are not happy about this, you should too.
This report was posted on Ripoff Report on 06/04/2009 08:39 PM and is a permanent record located here: http://www.ripoffreport.com/r/Netspendcom-Inter-National-Bank/McAllen-Texas-78503/Netspendcom-Inter-National-Bank-Deceiving-marketing-practice-Collect-private-personal-458752. The posting time indicated is Arizona local time. Arizona does not observe daylight savings so the post time may be Mountain or Pacific depending on the time of year.
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