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Squeegee Beckenheim
January 8th, 2007, 3:11 PM
A cat of all animals has been issued a credit card!

An Australian bank has blushingly admitted issuing a credit card to a cat. Messiah, a ginger tom, was given a credit limit of 4,200 (3,300 US) dollars.

Messiah's owner applied for an additional Visa card in his name on her account with the Bank of Queensland to test its identity security system -- and was astonished when it was granted.

"I just couldn't believe it," Katherine Campbell told local media, cradling the cool cat and his card. "People need to be aware of this and banks need to have better security."

The envelope containing her cat's credit card was addressed to Messiah Campbell and she was not even notified that a secondary card had been issued on her account, she said.

A Bank of Queensland spokeswoman admitted issuing the card to the cat.

"We have investigated the issue and it appears the bank has made an error," she said. "We apologise as this should not have happened."

The incident may have given the bank pause for thought, but any hopes Messiah may have had of making some large purchases of fish and cream were dashed when the card was cancelled.

Full Story Here (http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20070104/od_afp/australiacreditcardcatoffbeat)

Hmmm, what are banks coming to? They must be in the litter box, HA!

Gary, the Magic Fairy
January 8th, 2007, 4:47 PM
Aw... they cancelled the cat's credit card... poor kitty :\

January 8th, 2007, 5:26 PM
I so wish I was that cat, I'd give the money to me and then I'd be rich..but I can't be two things at once. XD, But it sounds cute though.

Otter Mii-kun
January 8th, 2007, 7:54 PM
WTH is this with issuing a credit card TO A CAT!? No wonder the world is getting more insane by the minute!

January 9th, 2007, 1:29 PM
Imagine the amount of chew toys the cat'd have.