Chase Rebates and Hotel Credit Card Scam

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  1. I appreciate your post and helpful information to know what I may be missing out on
    Unfortunately I don’t like that after 10 plus years with Chase they don’t tell me I need to have an app downloaded to be fully engaged with them to get the benefits I pay for.
    With annual fees on their cards approaching 1000 dollars annually across the cards I have with them it might be nice if a single phone agent or email might actually let me know

  2. I don’t do cell phone apps. Not sure why. Oh, because it’s a work phone. One day I will take my Chase business to AMEX, but right now I can’t afford to lose the Chase rewards.

  3. I owned a home for 18 years, never once late on the mortgage payments. Sold in 2006 and all 3 credit bureaus recently removed this and say I have no recent credit? Then dropped my scores nearly 200 points, I’m retired, haven’t borrowed. I knew i had to do something to get back on track and I read about Cyberhack005@gmailCOM on many credit score blog who had helped so many people, I finally give him a try. I wrote a letter for each thing on my credit report basically, and he gave me the assurance that he will fix these It look weird to me at first but a month later my credit which was 475 increased to 825 which I also confirm on all three credit bureau

  4. Where do you go to buy stolen hotel rooms at a discount and will the sellers be able to add your account to the stay so you can still get credit?

  5. My problem with Chase Offers (same as BofA offers) is that they are mostly for 10% while AMEX is usually at least 20%
    The other negative is the expiry date is not a ‘use by date’ but a ‘pay by date’ and are a one time use even if you do not max out the offer amount

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