Credit Cards to Illegal Immigrants:
I just received an email thatwas quite disturbing. It involves Bank of
America. I am including it in its entireity for your benefit.
And yes feel free to click on the snopes link at the end, this one sadly is true.
Bank of America, can I help you?
Customer: Yes, I want to cancel my account. I don’t want to do business with you any longer.
The Bank: Why?
Customer: You’re giving credit to illegal immigrants and I don’t think it’s right. I’m taking my business elsewhere.
The Bank: Well, Mr. Customer, we don’t want to see you do that, but we can’t stop you. I’ll help you close the account. What is your account number?
Customer: (gives account number)
The Bank: For security purposes and for your protection, can you please give me the last four digits of your social security number?
The Bank: Mr. Customer, I need to verify your information, but in order to help you, I’ll need verification of who you are..
Customer: Why should I give you my social security number? The reason I’m closing my account is that your bank is issuing credit cards to illegal immigrants who don’t have social security numbers. You are targeting that audience and want their business. Let’s say I’m an illegal immigrant and you’ve given me a credit card. I have a question about it and call for assistance. You wouldn’t be asking me for a Social Security number, would you?
The Bank: No sir, I wouldn’t.
Customer: Why not?
The Bank: Because you would have pressed ‘2’ to speak in Spanish. We don’t ask for that information when calling in on the Spanish line.
If it does raise the hair on the back of your neck, then forward it to every human in the country including every representative in Washington , DC four times a week for a month.
Provided “snopes” for doubters:
I did check it out on snopes and it is true. Check it for yourself.
I must say that it does kind of piss me off.
By the way, when you receive an email that tell you something to worry about and includes a link to snopes or any other scam buster progeram don’t use the link they have provided. Type the address you know into the address bar yourself.
A lot of times the link provided in a scam email is also a bogus address that will take you to a page made up for the purpose of fooling the unsuspecting.
If you don’t know the real address do a search and it will show up for you.
The address for snopes given above is real and it works.