VISA Credit Card issued to a Cat !

Your pet is an additional source of credit line. The Bank of
Queensland in Australia, issued a Visa credit card to
Messiah the cat when his owner Katherine Campbell
applied for a secondary card on her account under its
name. The two-year-old cat received a card with a $4200
limit.

The cat's owner, Ms. Katherine Campbell wanted to test
her bank's identity screening process and applied for a
Visa credit card on her cat's behalf. She filled out a form in
Messiah's name, including his Address and Age and sent it
to the bank. She said the bank requested identification
from Messiah, but just days later, sent a card without
receiving any proof of identification.

The envelope containing her cat's card, the letter inside
and the credit card itself were all addressed to Messiah.
Interestingly, the owner as the primary credit card holder
was not notified that a second card attached to her
account had been issued to her cat...

With $4200, Messiah could afford three years' worth of
expensive cat mince and more than a year's supply of
smoked salmon.

The bank spokeswoman has apologized for issuing a
credit card to a cat after its owner decided to test the
bank's identity security system. So watch out for the
mails addressed to your pet...

                                                                  
January 2007
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