customer tracking on reply envelope
apologize if this was asked and answered, a search came up with nothing.
I have noticed lately that reply envelopes for credit card offers have a "customer tracking code" and they often say "Warning: Unauthorized use or tampering with envelope or its contents is strictly prohibited."
Are these tracking codes tied to my information? Could someone take this code and somehow open a credit account if they found it in the trash? I have been shredding them lately.
If you think I am nuts, look at one of the 3 or 4 offers you get daily, I am sure one of them will have it. It is on the back of the reply envelope.
Equifax (12/03) 685
Experian (12/03) 688
TransUnion (12/03) 680