Man Called Crass Name by Credit Card Company

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It’s not uncommon to receive credit card offers in the mail, but it wasn’t the credit limit in the envelope that surprised one Sacramento man, it was the name on the card.

The name “A**wipe Williams” was embossed on the plastic card.

James Williams, the man who received the card, is not a, well … you know.

Williams’ 7-year-old nephew, Jaleel, was the one who grabbed the mail and read the name out loud.

“He said, ‘Nana Nana. Look. There’s no A**wipe that lives here!’ And then he had to grab his mouth and apologized for using a bad word,” said Williams.

Was this a mistake? A joke? The work of a disgruntled employee? Or did somebody sign Williams up for a credit card under that crass name?

The card was sent by a company out of Austin, Texas called NetSpend. FOX40 tried calling NetSpend several times, but couldn’t get past an automated recording.

Williams has also tried calling the company. He’s weighing his legal options and wants an explanation for the error he calls unprofessional and offensive.

“We’re a Christian family, you know? Church every Sunday. And for that baby to see something like that coming through the mail is not cool,” said Williams.

Williams has no plans to use the card. In fact, he doesn’t even own a credit card and he says he doesn’t know anybody who works in the business who would purposely do this to him.

Reporting by Elissa Harrington.

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