He wanted a couple of credit cards. He got a couple of thousand.
Manhattan accountant Frank Van Buren found himself flooded with plastic in recent weeks, as the ExxonMobil cards kept on coming. Van Buren, who said he has had an ExxonMobil account for his business for 17 years, had ordered two copies of his card because it was expiring.
He got the cards he requested – and then got two boxes with 1,000 cards each. Van Buren said it took hours to shred the cards, which all had his name and account number.
"How could you send me 2,000 cards by mistake?" Van Buren said he asked customer-service representatives.
ExxonMobil Corp. spokeswoman Paula Chen said the Irving, Texas-based oil company was looking into the mix-up.