A few weeks ago I got an email from Discover indicating that we were getting a new account number …
As part of a recent systems upgrade, you will be issued a new Discover Card with a new account number.
At first I thought it was just another phishing scam … but they had all the relevant information correct (last 4 digits of the card number and my full name).
For the past two weeks my daily Quicken download was failing on the Discover account … so I guess it’s legit.
Well, today the new cards came and, as promised, a new account number. Now I get to go through the hassles of changing credit card number with those vendors I have recurring charges with. What a pain.
This begs the question … why would they need to issue a new account number? According to another website I found Discover is doing this to “millions” of their customers. This smells very very fishy. Another site I found mentioned a “security update”. Bill Roper ran into the same thing … except he found someone doing fraudulent charges on his old account.
Methinks that Discover had a security breach recently … and aren’t owning up to it.