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Mar 14, 2006
Hi everyone, It seems to me the AMEX mail centre has gone nuts.
Already a platinum member but have still got 6 applications in the last 2 months.
I don't understand how this works, I don't think thta they are going to give me 6 platinum cards???.

Amex are crazy people!!.
Love my card though.


AFF Supporter
Mar 22, 2005
Like most banks and financial institutions I think they buy their mailing lists from a third party, although I cannot think of their name right now. So Amex would mail out applications to everyone that met a certain criteria without checking first to see if they were an existing customer or not.

A few months ago I applied for the ANZ frequent flyer Visa card and was rejected. At least once a month I still receive a credit card application from ANZ even though I was rejected not so long ago.

Apparently you can ring up, or e-mail, this third party and ask that you are flagged in their database not to receive further mail-outs. Be careful if you do this as you may miss out on a decent offer in the future.


AFF Supporter
Jun 30, 2002
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They do some form of data matching in order to try to prevent this from occuring. Slight differences in addresses can cause this matching to not work correctly.
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