"Get your facts first, and then you can distort them as much as you please." (Mark Twain)

Thursday, August 04, 2005

Credit Slip 

When your "personal banker" gets personal:
A bank has apologised to a customer after sending him a debit card bearing the name "Dick Head".

NatWest said it had launched an inquiry after Chris Lancaster, 18, of Tiptree, Essex, received a cash card with the wording: "Mr C Lancaster Dick Head".

Mr Lancaster said he did not spot the insult until he was handing over the card in a supermarket to pay for something a few days after it arrived in the post.

"I couldn't believe it," he said.

"When I got the card out I saw the name embossed on it. I was so embarrassed I put it back in my wallet.

"I know I've been overdrawn a few times but I've done nothing to deserve this."

Worse yet, the card was delivered to an incorrect address in Crawford, Texas. Thanks; I'll be here all week.




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