Wednesday, January 06, 2010

Credit Card Kitty

This photo from CNN shows Messiah, the cat accidentally issued a line of credit by The Bank of Queensland in Australia.

From the original transcript of Anderson Cooper 360 Degrees:

COOPER: Randi Kaye joins us now with a 360 bulletin -- Randi.

KAYE: Hi there, Anderson.

...To dry land in Australia, where a bank is in a hairy situation. It has apologized for issuing a credit card to Messiah. Messiah happens to be a cat. It's owner applied for the card to test the bank's identity security system. And well, the bank failed. The feline got a credit line of $3,300 U.S. dollars. And Anderson, you know you could buy a whole lot of cat food with all that credit. But the card has been canceled.

COOPER: Quite ridiculous. Randi, thanks.

For the entire transcript click here.

(Photo from CNN)


Angel and Kirby said...

we could not find the actual story! I hope Kirby and Angel do not apply for one! I don't need any more bills.

The Creek Cats said...

Lets go shopping!

Four Dinners said...

I have been asked to inform you that Maximus Spittimus has already memorised the PIN number of both his Two Legs.

oh dear.

Four Dinners
Aide de Camp

The Island Cats said...

Oh man, what we could do with that!! How can we apply for one??

Zeus said...

Thanks for letting me know, Angel and Kirby, that you couldn't find the portion mentioning Messiah. I'll edit my post to include in a quote for people to see. :)

Derby said...

hehe, why can't I get plastic green paper thingy! I need toys, treats etc.

Cheysuli and gemini said...

Hmm... .I wonder if he would front me some money?

The Paw Relations said...

Hmmm think of all the toys and treat you could buy with that sort of money!

Shaggy, Scooby and Scout said...

What do they mean "quite ridiculous"?
We cats would be way more responsible with credit cards than people ever could be!

The Crew said...

Wow, $3300.00 can get a guy a lot of 'nip!