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« Reply #2150 on: February 25, 2018, 10:17:14 AM »
I've had problems too with Citi. An error message also occurred when I tried to look up whether the AU were added, so I switched browsers, and found I could get the info. using the Microsoft Edge browser, whereas I couldn't with Google Chrome.

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« Reply #2151 on: February 25, 2018, 02:54:48 PM »
I'm thinking of selling tradelines, but 95% of my accounts are with Chase. From the research here, I've read that Chase is the most likely to cancel ALL credit cards at one time and the most risky.

My biggest concern with having Chase cards cancelled is losing all the rewards points I've accumulated. Does anyone knows if Chase will also cancel business credit cards along with all the personal credit card? My thought process here is I could transfer all my rewards points to the business card if it's a way to shield the points.

Anyone have any thoughts on this?

My Chase cards are "resting" on the website, so they can't be used.  And I thought there was some stipulation that they would only ask you to add AUs if more than one Chase card was requested (something like that?).  Makes Chase use highly unlikely for piggbacking.

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« Reply #2152 on: February 26, 2018, 09:00:38 AM »
Bad news, my bank of america credit card was closed. It had a credit limit of $30,000. I had been with bank of america for 15 years. My credit score after this was closed by BOA dropped about 40 points from 830 to 790. Just a word of caution. For me I am not attempting to get anything with credit in the near future. But anyone who is trying to buy a house or buy anything with credit may be ultimately detrimentally affected.

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« Reply #2153 on: February 26, 2018, 09:10:03 AM »
Bad news, my bank of america credit card was closed. It had a credit limit of $30,000. I had been with bank of america for 15 years. My credit score after this was closed by BOA dropped about 40 points from 830 to 790. Just a word of caution. For me I am not attempting to get anything with credit in the near future. But anyone who is trying to buy a house or buy anything with credit may be ultimately detrimentally affected.

I have some tradeline slots available if you'd like to buy any to raise your score back up. 

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« Reply #2154 on: February 26, 2018, 09:14:20 AM »
hahah! nice one nacho. I'm good, I don't need any extended credit.

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« Reply #2155 on: February 26, 2018, 09:42:44 AM »
Anybody been paid or not for December adds?  I try to be patient...

I haven't seen any payment for December yet.

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« Reply #2156 on: February 26, 2018, 02:24:12 PM »
Bad news, my bank of america credit card was closed. It had a credit limit of $30,000. I had been with bank of america for 15 years. My credit score after this was closed by BOA dropped about 40 points from 830 to 790. Just a word of caution. For me I am not attempting to get anything with credit in the near future. But anyone who is trying to buy a house or buy anything with credit may be ultimately detrimentally affected.

How many spots were you selling on the card?

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« Reply #2157 on: February 27, 2018, 06:27:22 AM »
I have not yet been paid for my December add - thanks for the reminder! I have several Chase cards enrolled and have never had an add for them. They have to be added in conjunction with another card, so I don't know if that has something to do with it or not.

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« Reply #2158 on: February 27, 2018, 09:06:54 AM »
I registered two card back in late January:
  • Barclay Mastercard, 2 years old, $20.5k limit
  • Discover, 3 years old, $10.5k limit

They have not contacted me at all to add an AU to either of these cards......so I have made no money.

Any advice?  Or do I just wait it out and hope they sell one of my slots soon?
FJ

UPDATE:  I've been a member of the site for over 1 year, and have gotten ZERO sales.  is this normal?

My FICO just went up to 844, so I would LOVE to make some money doing this.
FJ

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« Reply #2159 on: February 27, 2018, 09:08:50 AM »
Bad news, my bank of america credit card was closed. It had a credit limit of $30,000. I had been with bank of america for 15 years. My credit score after this was closed by BOA dropped about 40 points from 830 to 790. Just a word of caution. For me I am not attempting to get anything with credit in the near future. But anyone who is trying to buy a house or buy anything with credit may be ultimately detrimentally affected.

My BofA card closed in January (20k limit and 13 yrs old). It now shows closed (canceled by credit grantor) on my credit report but my score hasn't budged. I only regret it will not be making me any more money.

My advice is if you don't want your BofA card closed then retire it. I only had 3 AUs added over the course of a year. I never even bothered to remove 2 of the AUs. How they closed it for irregular AU activity is beyond me. Since it isn't volume it must be related to the unrelated names and there non local addresses?

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« Reply #2160 on: February 27, 2018, 09:16:34 AM »
Bad news, my bank of america credit card was closed. It had a credit limit of $30,000. I had been with bank of america for 15 years. My credit score after this was closed by BOA dropped about 40 points from 830 to 790. Just a word of caution. For me I am not attempting to get anything with credit in the near future. But anyone who is trying to buy a house or buy anything with credit may be ultimately detrimentally affected.

My BofA card closed in January (20k limit and 13 yrs old). It now shows closed (canceled by credit grantor) on my credit report but my score hasn't budged. I only regret it will not be making me any more money.

My advice is if you don't want your BofA card closed then retire it. I only had 3 AUs added over the course of a year. I never even bothered to remove 2 of the AUs. How they closed it for irregular AU activity is beyond me. Since it isn't volume it must be related to the unrelated names and there non local addresses?

I put the address as my own.

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« Reply #2161 on: February 27, 2018, 10:23:17 AM »
My personal theory is that some of these AU's somehow end up on naughty lists that are shared between the creditors.  I've gotten one letter from Citi informing me that an Authorized User was removed from my card due to suspicious activity.  So, while some card issuers might just remove the AU in question, others might just decide you're complicit and get rid of you at the same time.

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« Reply #2162 on: February 27, 2018, 02:53:42 PM »
Bad news, my bank of america credit card was closed. It had a credit limit of $30,000. I had been with bank of america for 15 years. My credit score after this was closed by BOA dropped about 40 points from 830 to 790. Just a word of caution. For me I am not attempting to get anything with credit in the near future. But anyone who is trying to buy a house or buy anything with credit may be ultimately detrimentally affected.

My BofA card closed in January (20k limit and 13 yrs old). It now shows closed (canceled by credit grantor) on my credit report but my score hasn't budged. I only regret it will not be making me any more money.

My advice is if you don't want your BofA card closed then retire it. I only had 3 AUs added over the course of a year. I never even bothered to remove 2 of the AUs. How they closed it for irregular AU activity is beyond me. Since it isn't volume it must be related to the unrelated names and there non local addresses?

I put the address as my own.

I do as well (I don't even know the AU's address) but perhaps BofA knows that person has a credit history in some other city/state. It was just a thought since there isn't much else irregular about the activity.

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« Reply #2163 on: February 27, 2018, 07:11:50 PM »
Richiepoor and Midwestache did you use the new recommended company for your Bank of America credit card that got closed down ?

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« Reply #2164 on: February 27, 2018, 07:44:59 PM »
I registered two card back in late January:
  • Barclay Mastercard, 2 years old, $20.5k limit
  • Discover, 3 years old, $10.5k limit

They have not contacted me at all to add an AU to either of these cards......so I have made no money.

Any advice?  Or do I just wait it out and hope they sell one of my slots soon?
FJ

UPDATE:  I've been a member of the site for over 1 year, and have gotten ZERO sales.  is this normal?

My FICO just went up to 844, so I would LOVE to make some money doing this.
FJ

Might as well get some credit card signup bonuses while you're waiting.

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« Reply #2165 on: February 27, 2018, 11:41:04 PM »
Bad news, my bank of america credit card was closed. It had a credit limit of $30,000. I had been with bank of america for 15 years. My credit score after this was closed by BOA dropped about 40 points from 830 to 790. Just a word of caution. For me I am not attempting to get anything with credit in the near future. But anyone who is trying to buy a house or buy anything with credit may be ultimately detrimentally affected.

My BofA card closed in January (20k limit and 13 yrs old). It now shows closed (canceled by credit grantor) on my credit report but my score hasn't budged. I only regret it will not be making me any more money.

My advice is if you don't want your BofA card closed then retire it. I only had 3 AUs added over the course of a year. I never even bothered to remove 2 of the AUs. How they closed it for irregular AU activity is beyond me. Since it isn't volume it must be related to the unrelated names and there non local addresses?

I put the address as my own.

How do you put your own address?  The card site says you're should put the address they give you. Does that not really matter?

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« Reply #2166 on: February 27, 2018, 11:42:03 PM »
Bad news, my bank of america credit card was closed. It had a credit limit of $30,000. I had been with bank of america for 15 years. My credit score after this was closed by BOA dropped about 40 points from 830 to 790. Just a word of caution. For me I am not attempting to get anything with credit in the near future. But anyone who is trying to buy a house or buy anything with credit may be ultimately detrimentally affected.

My BofA card closed in January (20k limit and 13 yrs old). It now shows closed (canceled by credit grantor) on my credit report but my score hasn't budged. I only regret it will not be making me any more money.

My advice is if you don't want your BofA card closed then retire it. I only had 3 AUs added over the course of a year. I never even bothered to remove 2 of the AUs. How they closed it for irregular AU activity is beyond me. Since it isn't volume it must be related to the unrelated names and there non local addresses?

I put the address as my own.

How do you put your own address?  The card site says you're should put the address they give you. Does that not really matter?

Depends on if you want the repo man to show up at your house or the AU's... ;-)

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« Reply #2167 on: February 28, 2018, 05:50:54 AM »
I registered two card back in late January:
  • Barclay Mastercard, 2 years old, $20.5k limit
  • Discover, 3 years old, $10.5k limit

They have not contacted me at all to add an AU to either of these cards......so I have made no money.

Any advice?  Or do I just wait it out and hope they sell one of my slots soon?
FJ

UPDATE:  I've been a member of the site for over 1 year, and have gotten ZERO sales.  is this normal?

My FICO just went up to 844, so I would LOVE to make some money doing this.
FJ

Yep! I think a select few folks are getting the bulk of the sales. But I also think they were/are so flooded with cards. I saw a few sales right away, but pretty much nothing for months. 

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« Reply #2168 on: February 28, 2018, 06:58:17 AM »
I think they're overly full of cards.  At the beginning of the year, I asked that my card fees be dropped a level in order to spur at least some interest.  Still nothing.  At least I'm up to 6 cards for the low balance forgiveness.  That's $8 in free gas every month.  :)

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« Reply #2169 on: February 28, 2018, 09:39:09 AM »
Bad news, my bank of america credit card was closed. It had a credit limit of $30,000. I had been with bank of america for 15 years. My credit score after this was closed by BOA dropped about 40 points from 830 to 790. Just a word of caution. For me I am not attempting to get anything with credit in the near future. But anyone who is trying to buy a house or buy anything with credit may be ultimately detrimentally affected.

My BofA card closed in January (20k limit and 13 yrs old). It now shows closed (canceled by credit grantor) on my credit report but my score hasn't budged. I only regret it will not be making me any more money.

My advice is if you don't want your BofA card closed then retire it. I only had 3 AUs added over the course of a year. I never even bothered to remove 2 of the AUs. How they closed it for irregular AU activity is beyond me. Since it isn't volume it must be related to the unrelated names and there non local addresses?

I put the address as my own.

How do you put your own address?  The card site says you're should put the address they give you. Does that not really matter?

Where? I thought other users posted they've used their own address.  Seemed easier than giving out 2 suspicious out of state addresses.

What's the difference between using my address and the one provided?

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« Reply #2170 on: February 28, 2018, 12:00:11 PM »
Where? I thought other users posted they've used their own address.  Seemed easier than giving out 2 suspicious out of state addresses.

Some credit cards allow you to add AU's online via a form.  Presumably that is where the previous poster is referring to entering the AU's address.

What's the difference between using my address and the one provided?

Advantages of adding the AU with your address:

1.  It's faster and easier during the adding process.

2.  The CC CSR will be less suspicious, so the add is more likely to be processed.

3.  (Added this one later.)  Less chance of the AU card getting sent to the AU by mistake.

Advantages of adding the AU with the AU's address:

1.  The AU is more likely to be added successfully at the credit bureau because there is an additional piece of matching data.

2.  The AU will not know your name or where you live.

3.  Any repo men will go to the AU's address and not yours.

Personally I make the decision on the fly based on how suspicious the CSR is and whether or not they ask me if I want to add the AU address.
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« Reply #2171 on: February 28, 2018, 03:02:27 PM »
Where? I thought other users posted they've used their own address.  Seemed easier than giving out 2 suspicious out of state addresses.

Some credit cards allow you to add AU's online via a form.  Presumably that is where the previous poster is referring to entering the AU's address.

What's the difference between using my address and the one provided?

Advantages of adding the AU with your address:

1.  It's faster and easier during the adding process.

2.  The CC CSR will be less suspicious, so the add is more likely to be processed.

Advantages of adding the AU with the AU's address:

1.  The AU is more likely to be added successfully at the credit bureau because there is an additional piece of matching data.

2.  The AU will not know your name or where you live.

3.  Any repo men will go to the AU's address and not yours.

Personally I make the decision on the fly based on how suspicious the CSR is and whether or not they ask me if I want to add the AU address.

The first one I added (back in october) I used the AU address.  I gave it to the rep over the phone. Recently I added 2 more AU, and when the rep got to the address section the inflection of her voice made me feel like she was leading me to use my own address instead of a different one.  Perhaps she knew what was up and just didn't feel like typing out 2 addresses.  So I just went along with it and said to use my address. It was something along the lines of "...Do you have a SSN you'd like to add.  Ok what is that? Thanks.  And what about an address...should I just use your current address on file?"

Does the TL company want me to use their address though? They do provide it for me.  I always have the rep read back the name (and spell it) and the SSN so I know it's correct.  And since I've dealt only with citi so far I end up calling 2-3 times each time I have to add an AU. 

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« Reply #2172 on: February 28, 2018, 03:05:26 PM »
If the CC takes SSN, you can probably skip address.  It may not match and you won't be paid... 

Barclays does not take SSN on web site so I input the address.  However, BC seems to be very lax...

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« Reply #2173 on: February 28, 2018, 04:05:13 PM »
Where? I thought other users posted they've used their own address.  Seemed easier than giving out 2 suspicious out of state addresses.

Some credit cards allow you to add AU's online via a form.  Presumably that is where the previous poster is referring to entering the AU's address.

What's the difference between using my address and the one provided?

Advantages of adding the AU with your address:

1.  It's faster and easier during the adding process.

2.  The CC CSR will be less suspicious, so the add is more likely to be processed.

Advantages of adding the AU with the AU's address:

1.  The AU is more likely to be added successfully at the credit bureau because there is an additional piece of matching data.

2.  The AU will not know your name or where you live.

3.  Any repo men will go to the AU's address and not yours.

Personally I make the decision on the fly based on how suspicious the CSR is and whether or not they ask me if I want to add the AU address.

The first one I added (back in october) I used the AU address.  I gave it to the rep over the phone. Recently I added 2 more AU, and when the rep got to the address section the inflection of her voice made me feel like she was leading me to use my own address instead of a different one.  Perhaps she knew what was up and just didn't feel like typing out 2 addresses.  So I just went along with it and said to use my address. It was something along the lines of "...Do you have a SSN you'd like to add.  Ok what is that? Thanks.  And what about an address...should I just use your current address on file?"

Does the TL company want me to use their address though? They do provide it for me.  I always have the rep read back the name (and spell it) and the SSN so I know it's correct.  And since I've dealt only with citi so far I end up calling 2-3 times each time I have to add an AU.

My very unscientific opinion is that the credit bureaus look for at least three data points (plus an outstanding balance) to match in order to report a CL on the AU's report.  So if the CC company correctly enters name, DOB, and SSN, then I think that is sufficient.  I even had one succeed when there was a one letter misspelling in the AU last name - the CSR misheard a "V" as a "B", quite understandable.

I believe the TL company's recommendation is to add the AU address, but I'm not 100% on that.  Logically, though, why would they provide it to you if they didn't want you to use it?

(I will say parenthetically that I've never added a Citi AU and I've never had the problems you describe, so I think Citi just is bad at this AU stuff.  I've had good luck with other CC companies and have only failed to add an AU one time, which I think was due to the CC company's computer system not wanting to have more than 2 AUs at a time.  The rest have been added in a single phone call without any issues.)

Finally, understand that if you use your address, it will show up on the AU's credit report, possibly for a long time.  I had one AU who apparently defaulted on his Jaguar lease and a repo man left a note on my front door.  I called the repo man and cleared it up, but this is still something that could be a factor in decision making for people.  This also means that the AU knows where you live; something I don't worry about but others might.
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« Reply #2174 on: February 28, 2018, 08:20:39 PM »

(I will say parenthetically that I've never added a Citi AU and I've never had the problems you describe, so I think Citi just is bad at this AU stuff.  I've had good luck with other CC companies and have only failed to add an AU one time, which I think was due to the CC company's computer system not wanting to have more than 2 AUs at a time.  The rest have been added in a single phone call without any issues.)

Citi has notably bad IT and consistency in general.

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« Reply #2175 on: March 01, 2018, 03:24:41 AM »
Did anyone else receive an email from Erica at the new company to share some documents? The email wants my google password, I am not sure I want to sign in with google why can't they just do it at the portal?
Anyone know what documents these are?

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« Reply #2176 on: March 01, 2018, 03:25:03 AM »
Warning I just got a phish email from Ericaó be careful with your passwords

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« Reply #2177 on: March 01, 2018, 03:25:53 AM »
Did anyone else receive an email from Erica at the new company to share some documents? The email wants my google password, I am not sure I want to sign in with google why can't they just do it at the portal?
Anyone know what documents these are?

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« Reply #2178 on: March 01, 2018, 03:33:08 AM »
Definitely a phishing attempt.

Don't put your email info into that website (hosted on some random Turkish domain).

If you already did, change your email password immediately (and any other accounts that share that same password, and any passwords that may have been accessible/readable from that email account).

I texted and emailed the owner that it happened and that he needs to send out a letter warning users not to click that, but it's 2:30am there so it may be a few hours.
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« Reply #2179 on: March 01, 2018, 03:38:44 AM »
Crap itís 230? Someone needs to go to bed

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« Reply #2180 on: March 01, 2018, 03:52:37 AM »
Thanks for the replies, I did emter my google password but I then changed it, they also wanted my telephone number which was what tipped me off.

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« Reply #2181 on: March 01, 2018, 05:21:18 AM »
Word of caution. Don't EVER click a link through your email. Always go to the website directly. That's how most phishing attempts work.

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Re: Selling Tradelines / Piggybacking Part II: $1000+/hr, 20-40k/yr. Side Gig
« Reply #2182 on: March 01, 2018, 06:59:44 AM »
I clicked the link, but did not enter any information. I'm OK right?

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Re: Selling Tradelines / Piggybacking Part II: $1000+/hr, 20-40k/yr. Side Gig
« Reply #2183 on: March 01, 2018, 07:07:24 AM »
Thank You so Much for the Prompt replies I do appreciate it!

I think as they said it was phishing email looking for your passwords and information, you should  be OK. I just woke up and thought the email was strange but assumed it was my 1099, but I already have 1099 then the email it said Enjoy, and I was like WTF enjoy what?

Very suspicious, I am sure Arebelspy and everyone is  correct to say do not follow the email links.

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Re: Selling Tradelines / Piggybacking Part II: $1000+/hr, 20-40k/yr. Side Gig
« Reply #2184 on: March 01, 2018, 08:08:56 AM »
Owner just sent an email telling everyone not to click on the phishing link.

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Re: Selling Tradelines / Piggybacking Part II: $1000+/hr, 20-40k/yr. Side Gig
« Reply #2185 on: March 01, 2018, 08:11:28 AM »
Got an email saying New Company was hacked and phishing emails were sent out. Should be fun in this thread given recent paranoia

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Re: Selling Tradelines / Piggybacking Part II: $1000+/hr, 20-40k/yr. Side Gig
« Reply #2186 on: March 01, 2018, 10:54:19 AM »
I thought this was some sort of tax form and signed in to my yahoo email.  I changed the password shortly after when I realized it wasn't.  Also ran a virus scan.  Anything else I should do?

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Re: Selling Tradelines / Piggybacking Part II: $1000+/hr, 20-40k/yr. Side Gig
« Reply #2187 on: March 01, 2018, 11:16:54 AM »
I thought this was some sort of tax form and signed in to my yahoo email.  I changed the password shortly after when I realized it wasn't.  Also ran a virus scan.  Anything else I should do?

Depends on what the hack entailed.  If you sent him your email password, he can use it to reset your investment account password and empty all of your accounts.  If you changed it before he did that you're probably safe, but I would change all other passwords just to be sure.  People don't usually understand that their primary email password is the most secret thing they have, because it can be used to access everything else with the "forgot password?" link on other sites.

If you clicked on a link in your email, you're potentially compromised and should probably stop using that computer temporarily.  (Disconnect it from the internet so he can't use it for a botnet or cryotocurrency mining, then change all of your passwords using a different machine.)
 Depending on how complicated the hack is, visiting an email link can potentially give a hacker full remote access to your computer, which he can use to harvest your passwords to other accounts, monitor your activity, or encrypt your hard drive to ask for ransom (probably in bitcoin!).

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Re: Selling Tradelines / Piggybacking Part II: $1000+/hr, 20-40k/yr. Side Gig
« Reply #2188 on: March 01, 2018, 01:37:55 PM »
I clicked the link, but did not enter any information. I'm OK right?
Most likely. The link may have been crafted so that they know that it came from YOUR email, which makes it more valuable on SPAM lists.

If you clicked on a link in your email, you're potentially compromised and should probably stop using that computer temporarily.  (Disconnect it from the internet so he can't use it for a botnet or cryotocurrency mining, then change all of your passwords using a different machine.)
 Depending on how complicated the hack is, visiting an email link can potentially give a hacker full remote access to your computer, which he can use to harvest your passwords to other accounts, monitor your activity, or encrypt your hard drive to ask for ransom (probably in bitcoin!).
Compromise based simply on clicking a link is unlikely, but may possible depending on your browser (in)security. Code on the destination page could attempt to find security flaws in your browser, operating system, or other devices on your home network. Many consumer routers ship with easy to guess default credentials - if the attacker can change your router settings, they can open up your home network to attacks from the outside and direct any of your network traffic through networks that the attacker controls.

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Re: Selling Tradelines / Piggybacking Part II: $1000+/hr, 20-40k/yr. Side Gig
« Reply #2189 on: March 01, 2018, 07:21:02 PM »
I also got the phishing attempt from  erica.

I stupidly clicked on the link in the email but it looked likea broken link to nowhere.

not very happy.

i never receied any email from the company regarding the phishing attempt.

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Re: Selling Tradelines / Piggybacking Part II: $1000+/hr, 20-40k/yr. Side Gig
« Reply #2190 on: March 02, 2018, 12:36:21 AM »
If anyone accidentally clicked that link, I can help check to see if youíve been compromised.  PM me your password and Iíll let you know the results

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Re: Selling Tradelines / Piggybacking Part II: $1000+/hr, 20-40k/yr. Side Gig
« Reply #2191 on: March 02, 2018, 02:34:27 AM »
Only if I get Cat Facts afterwards.

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Re: Selling Tradelines / Piggybacking Part II: $1000+/hr, 20-40k/yr. Side Gig
« Reply #2192 on: March 02, 2018, 06:08:54 AM »
I also got the phishing attempt from  erica.

I stupidly clicked on the link in the email but it looked likea broken link to nowhere.

not very happy.

i never receied any email from the company regarding the phishing attempt.

You'll be fine unless you actually entered any password info

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Re: Selling Tradelines / Piggybacking Part II: $1000+/hr, 20-40k/yr. Side Gig
« Reply #2193 on: March 03, 2018, 09:59:58 AM »
My Discover got shut down yesterday as well :(

I had a limit of 2 users, but I guess Discover is still not safe to use!

Disappointing to read about these Discover card account closings because I reliably sell 1-2 slots (max is 2 for me) every month via TL co. #1 (and have done so for the past two years). I would really like to know what flags trigger an audit by Discover... Perhaps it's random. Card use or lack therof? Activation (or not) of AU's card after you receive it? I use my Discover card regularly for Amazon purchases -- don't know if this factors in or not.

Crud. Lost one of my Discover accounts too. Customer Service would only give me a mailing address  - wouldn't transfer me to anyone. Has anyone tried to communicate my mail with Discover about it? Anyone have success/failure after trying? Hate to give up this little side income.


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Re: Selling Tradelines / Piggybacking Part II: $1000+/hr, 20-40k/yr. Side Gig
« Reply #2194 on: March 03, 2018, 10:07:42 AM »
Sorry to hear about your Discove card. I have a ten year old discover and my wife applied for a new one this week. Do you use it alot or just keep the minimum 5-10 $ balance?

I had both my BOA closed recently, I did put more than 2 users on though.

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Re: Selling Tradelines / Piggybacking Part II: $1000+/hr, 20-40k/yr. Side Gig
« Reply #2195 on: March 03, 2018, 10:23:59 AM »
....and I've noped out. No more Tradeline Company II for me. Late payments, they got hacked, disorganized handling the seller side of tradelines - how can I trust they vet the purchasers properly?

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Re: Selling Tradelines / Piggybacking Part II: $1000+/hr, 20-40k/yr. Side Gig
« Reply #2196 on: March 03, 2018, 12:00:51 PM »
Discover closed one of my two cards with them, probably due to tradeline sales.  I'm sure the other one isn't far behind. It's been a good run with the card though. I probably had about 15 tradeline sales with it.

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Re: Selling Tradelines / Piggybacking Part II: $1000+/hr, 20-40k/yr. Side Gig
« Reply #2197 on: March 04, 2018, 04:55:11 AM »
Same here, just got one of two Discover cards closed.  Too bad, I probably had close to 50 sales on that card.

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Re: Selling Tradelines / Piggybacking Part II: $1000+/hr, 20-40k/yr. Side Gig
« Reply #2198 on: March 04, 2018, 09:59:21 AM »
Anyone hear anything from either of Tradeline companies about the Discover shutdowns? Did anyone who got their card shut down communicate the shutdown to the company? Usually there is a note sent out when cards are getting shut down, or cards are rested, etc. but I haven't seen anything. I just had a discover sale, so far no shutdown, but keeping fingers crossed...

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Re: Selling Tradelines / Piggybacking Part II: $1000+/hr, 20-40k/yr. Side Gig
« Reply #2199 on: March 04, 2018, 10:39:28 AM »
Anyone hear anything from either of Tradeline companies about the Discover shutdowns? Did anyone who got their card shut down communicate the shutdown to the company? Usually there is a note sent out when cards are getting shut down, or cards are rested, etc. but I haven't seen anything. I just had a discover sale, so far no shutdown, but keeping fingers crossed...

I asked TL2 company to rest my discover a few weeks ago.  They just confirmed they would, no comments.