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User currently offlineLindy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (12 years 20 hours ago) and read 747 times:


One of my previous Credit Card Banks sold my identity to another bank. In their statement it clearly say that they dont sell any privat informations.

"3. Do you sell my information?
No. We do not permit list brokers, mail-order businesses, telemarketers, or other marketing firms to contact you to promote their services or products, and we do not sell, lend, or give out your information for this purpose. If you are a former customer, we maintain the confidentiality of your information as if you were still a customer."

I closed my account in April but I've got letter from new bank that my account has been sold to them from the previous bank.
Can I sue my first bank? The new bank has all my confidental informations including SSN, Address, phone, DOB, mother maiden name etc.

I'm no longer customer with them. And 6 months after I closed my account they sold it. What kind of lawyer should I contact?
I can contact Federal Trade Commission but I wont get any money out of it. My first bank SOLD my informations for PROFIT so I want to get something to.


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User currently offlineJimbobjoe From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 658 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (12 years 20 hours ago) and read 729 times:


My read on this is that the former bank has a slightly misleading way of talking about it's privacy policy.

"Do you sell my information?


Wel...not exactly. We won't sell it to certain people. We've enumerated who these people are. Implicitly, we'll sell it to everyone else whom we did not enumerate."

It's actually pretty easy to see that "list brokers, mail-order businesses, telemarketers, or other marketing firms" does not include...say...another bank.

I dunno if this situation is persuable...and you can call your local bar association for an attorney who specializes in "banking practices" would be what I would say.

User currently offlineDavid b. From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 3148 posts, RR: 5
Reply 2, posted (12 years 19 hours ago) and read 724 times:

Contact the FTC, the BBB and get yourself a good lawyer. Sue their sorry ass Big grin

Teenage-know-it-alls should be shot on sight
User currently offlineAir2gxs From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (12 years 12 hours ago) and read 701 times:

From what you say, they did not sell your information, but sold your account. It is a fairly common practice in mortgages and such, but I have never heard it done with a credit card account.

User currently offlineADG From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (12 years 10 hours ago) and read 691 times:

hardly seems worth worrying about. If your account is closed then the new bank got ripped off buying your information.


User currently offlineLindy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (12 years 4 hours ago) and read 680 times:

Air2gxs but my account contain all informations about me. As I said before I had nothing to do with the bank when they sold my account. 6 months earlier I closed that account.
If you go to the www.ftc.gov web page you can read stories that people wrote about ID Theft. I'm not worring that my informations will be used in some scum but I dont like the idea that some bank sold my name and got money out of it.

Thanks for replays,

User currently offlineAir2gxs From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (11 years 12 months 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 643 times:


Your account is number is still active even though you closed your account. The bank probably sold a group of account numbers and yours was included. Like I said, it is a common practice in mortgages.


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