American Express came up with a unique way to get rid of certain customers they no longer want – pay them to go away.  According to the company, select customers can get up to $300 to close their accounts. 

We are guessing it’s for delinquent accounts.  But maybe they are preemptively going after certain credit profiles that aren’t yet delinquent.  If you have received the offer, let us know your situation by posting a comment.  Feel free to post anonymously. 

See:
http://www.usatoday.com/money/industries/banking/2009-02-23-amex-close-accounts_N.htm