Beware: These stores could harm your credit! (Part II)
American Express is tight-lipped about the following statement I received in a letter notifying me of a credit limit reduction: “Other customers who have used their card at establishments where you recently shopped have a poor repayment history with American Express.” The implications of such a statement are alarming.
On Jan. 21, the executive’s office dodged all direct
questions I asked. Some of these
questions included: What does the statement mean? What are the “establishments”? Every question was deliberately dodged during
the thirty minutes I spoke with the representative. Her voice quivered with suspicion and
self-incrimination. After the cordial
conversation, I gave up.
Since American Express won’t tell me which establishments are bad, perhaps you can help me. Below are all of the businesses I have patronized during the time that I have had the card from Dec. 2006 to Jan. 2009. Which do you think are the bad “establishments”?
|Possible Bad Establishments|
* Establishments are based in the Atlanta, Georgia area unless otherwise indicated. National or international companies are not marked.