I called the company where my mom has a credit card (mom is 95 years old, just enrolled in Medicaid, in a nursing home, now all her income goes to the nursing home and she has hospice care on top of that) - so I called to tell the credit card company to freeze her card and not to expect any more payments. The customer support person said I would have to send them a copy of my Power of Attorney documentation before they could even talk with me about her account. Fair enough. But then in addition to that, he said he would need my address, Social Security number and date of birth. I said I was not interested in becoming a co-signer to the account, I was just wanting to tell them of the situation and that they should freeze the card. He said that this info would not make me a co-signer or liable for her debt but it would just make me registered with them that I have power of attorney and that I could make changes to her account like change address or change her phone number. But I am really, really suspicious of giving them any info about me that could be misused. I figure after a few missed payments go by they will freeze her card anyway. Once they start sending letters I will send one back just stating her situation, but the letter certainly will not have my Social Security number or date of birth on it. Am I right in thinking it is a trap that they are asking my personal information and I am wise not to give them it?