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Chase Card Addressed to Palestinian Bomber

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posted on Aug, 24 2005 @ 11:53 AM
A Palestinian- American who has been living in the US for the last 51 years and even has done a tour in the US Army, recently received a credit card invitation from Chase. This by itself in not out of the normal other than the card was addressed to "Palestinian Bomber"!
JPMorgan Chase & Co. said on Monday it was investigating a credit card solicitation sent to a California man addressed as a "Palestinian Bomber."
Kelly Presta, executive vice president at Chase Card Services, said in a statement the inappropriate address on the letter came from a mailing list Chase purchased from a vendor.
Habbas told Reuters he phoned the telephone number on the solicitation and provided the operator with his postal code and an invitation code listed on the letter. The operator then addressed him as "Mr. Palestinian Bomber."
Habbas said that several days after calling the phone number on the letter, he called it again, this time with a friend who is a lawyer on the line. He then did the same with lawyers from the American Civil Liberties Union and CAIR on the line. In each case after supplying his postal and the invitation code he was addressed as "Mr. Palestinian Bomber."

Please visit the link provided for the complete story.

This is just completely ridiculous! think of how many checks that this "name" had to have gone through before being sent out. It is also noted that Chase purchased this "information" from a vendor so that means that somewhere in our information databases, this gentleman is still being listed as Palestinian Bomber. Add to this that this man is also of Palestinian descent brings into question just how did this information get into the database and just how correct is anyone's information?

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[edit on 10-9-2005 by DJDOHBOY]

posted on Aug, 24 2005 @ 11:56 AM
no, it just means that the street address has a name attached to it as "Palestinian Bomber" If his real name appeard nowhere on the piece of mail, it could have very easily been a prank by some unsuspecting IT person or mail list handler.

Without his real name anywhere it was just a mistake or prank.

posted on Aug, 24 2005 @ 12:18 PM
You are correct to an extent.
The problem now lies in that this information is still in the databases. The same databases that are used to figure out your credit score, the same databases that are used by companies that perform background checks etc.
Someone somewhere knew enough about Habbas to know that he was of Palestinian descent and thus the "renaming" would have had to have been deliberate.
As mentioned, this is just another example that shows just how reliable the information in these databases is. If you remember a few months ago when CheckPoint's db got hit, one of the fall out events were that some people received (anonymously) their reports. In one case that stood out in my memory, a woman received her information that showed that she had outstanding tickets and warrants in Cal. owned some buisnesses in TX, and that she had been divorced. The proble was is the woman that all this information was supposed to have been about lived her entire life in New England and her entire life was only 14 years.

posted on Aug, 25 2005 @ 08:00 AM
They are saying that they bought the list with this information from a third party vendor. These lists are often made up from internet sites that ask you to fill out a form (say, to win a 'prize'). This guy probably filled one such thing out with that as his name, as a joke to himself. Or someone did it to him.

Whats most funny tho is that this operator actually addresses him as "Mr. Palestinian Bomber". Obviously this has nothing to do with Chase and this twit should simply be fired.

posted on Aug, 25 2005 @ 08:30 AM
Sounds like another employee pulling a prank. I remember only a week or two ago the news was reporting stuff like this. Let's see, the woman who's bill was addressed to "B%@# Dog", along with other similar incidents.

So either theres hacking going on or this is becoming a popular prank.

posted on Aug, 25 2005 @ 08:31 AM
What also surprised me was that the person answering the phone did not think enough to question the fact that the name was most likely incorrect. I would hope that companies that run call centers would train employees to recognize such things.

posted on Aug, 25 2005 @ 08:48 AM
Good point about the call centers, but maybe in India "palestinian bomber' sounds like a name!

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