I was at an appliance store purchasing a big-tag item and thought I'd apply for an enticingly long no-interest loan.
To complete the credit check, I had to get on the phone with the Wells Fargo rep. Of the several questions he asked me, this was the MOST ARCANE:
"At what address did you receive your Social Security number in 1965?"
And he's like, "Where did you. Receive your Social Security number. In 1965?"
"Hmmm .... let's see. I was in 7th grade ... was it 38 Curtiss Place in Maplewood, New Jersey?"
Up the music, Joe!!
And P.S.: Where was this kind of credit check scrutiny in 2008???