What is strange about these kinds of cases is that the credit card company doesn't try to contact you when they have conflicting information. Instead they just blindly issue a card in the wrong name. A simple phone call from the credit card company would be a big help but I guess those long distance calls from The Philippines are expensive.
The credit card issues remind me of one grip. Within no time it seems I have to replace my debit card because the magnetic strip starts to go. Although I think it maybe the retailers not cleaning their machines. At low traffic stores it seems to work great. At high traffic stores it sometimes has issues and they have to use the plastic bag trick to scan it.