I applied for another credit card. This is because they were offering me 5k worth vouchers and I was like
‘wow, I could use it and then cut the credit card into four and send it back’
And then came the calls.
“Sir calling from XX bank for verfication your name, your address, your phone number”
I answered all the questions.
“How long have you been staying at the rented house?”
“Sir, please say 2 years”
“Sir they wouldn’t agree if you haven’t stayed at the house for at least 2 years”
“But I have been in Bangalore for only one year”
“That doesnt matter sir, just say 2 years”
“oh? Aint you from the same bank?”
“Yes sir, but please say 2. So how long have you been staying at the rented house”
“Err ……. “
“Please say TWO sir. Thanks for verifying your details sir. You would be receiving another verification call soon. Please say 2”
Then I got a call yesterday when I was at work.
Lady “Which company are you working sir” “Whats your designation?” “Whats your employee id” “Whats your office number and extn”
I answered each and gave her my direct number.
Five minutes later I got a call to my work phone.
Same lady “Is this YY company”
Lady “Does xy work there?”
Lady “ What is his designation, how long has he been working there?”
Lady “Who are you?”
Me “Who are you?”
Lady “Thank you for your time”
So the lady got the details from me, called me for verification and then reverified it again by calling me !!!!
Although the details I have provided is accurate, I wonder if the verification done by banks is of such kind no wonder the fraudsters have an easy time with them.
So much for verification these days.