Bank accidentally sends man replacement card every few days – he now has 64

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When your debit card is about to expire, a replacement one normally turns up at your door.

It’s nice to have something shiny and new, but learning the different card details after memorising the old ones can be a bit of a faff.

But it would be even more frustrating if our card kept changing every few days.

This is the situation one man recently found himself in after his bank accidentally sent him 64 replacement debit cards.

Taking to Reddit, the man, named Peter, shared a look at all of the cards, writing: “My bank sent me 64 copies of the same debit card.”

Alongside this he shared a snap of all the cards, still fixed to letters from the Premium Members Credit Union.

In the comment section, Peter answered people’s questions, sharing some backstory about the blunder.

He explained: “Back in December, I started receiving replacement debit cards. They’d show up one or two at a time every few days.

“I’ve called my bank several times but the card issuance is handled by a third party.

“The only difference between each card is the expiration date (and I assume CVV), which are sequential. The first card expires 12/24 and the last expires 04/30 with every card in between, although I seem to be missing 07/29.”

He went on to say that he believes the issue may have now been resolved as he’s cancelled the card and hasn’t received any more duplicates in over a week.

“I haven’t received any in 10 days, which is a new high score. I assume the glitch has been fixed,” he said.

“The card has since been cancelled and the new replacement they sent me only showed up once.”

More than 126,000 people upvoted his post on Reddit’s r/MildlyInteresting forum, with 4,300 commenting on how amusing the whole thing was.

One person replied: “Just incase 63 are lost or stolen.”

Another said: “Turn them into playing cards. All you have to do is to write numbers on their backs and you have the weirdest deck in existence.”

A third wrote: “Could be the 2021 version of making it rain, except instead of cash, it’s debit cards.”

Someone else pointed out: “Strength: Each of these cards may be used to make purchases.

“Weakness: Each card draws funds from the same account.”

A different user added: “Meanwhile I’ve requested seven new cards over the past four years and haven’t received a single one.”