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Nonactivated Credit Cards Can Still Affect Credit Score

Wednesday, May 26, 2010 - 7:49 AM
Banks ask cardholders to activate new cards to prevent their use by thieves. But even if you ignore that request and stick a new card in a drawer, banks still report nonactivated accounts to the credit bureaus.
Ken TuminKen Tumin5,471 posts since
Nov 29, 2009
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1. Wednesday, May 26, 2010 - 4:21 PM
This is true.  I have a card that I never activated for over 10 years and it is listed on my credit report.
AnonymousAnonymous2,282 posts since
May 9, 2010
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