If you have a child going to college soon, read this !- “The Campus Credit Card Trap”

Posted on August 19, 2009. Filed under: Uncategorized |

It is widely known that credit card companies aggressively market on campus, and off, to college students.  This recent study documents this despicable tactic:

http://www.uspirg.org/home/reports/report-archives/financial-privacy–security/financial-privacy–security/the-campus-credit-card-trap

Please encourage students that you know to be aware of and not fall prey to these tactics ! 

“Another area which I believe deserves examination is the massive increase and targeting of credit card solicitations. Many of the solicitations target students, persons currently on the economic edge, senior citizens on fixed incomes, and persons who have recently had their debts discharged in bankruptcy. I have long believed that we have an added responsibility to protect the most vulnerable in our society – and I believe that examining the targeting of these groups is critically important.”

U.S. Senator Chris Dodd (CT), Chair, Senate Banking Committee

 

 

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