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Posts under ‘Dirty Tricks and Traps’

Another abusive practice, targeting students; are higher education institutions “partners” or “pushers”?

Yet another example of banks doing what they do best: targeting segments of the population that can be more easily tricked and trapped by unfair practices.  According to an August 8, 2012 FDIC press release (partially titled “Unfair and Deceptive Practices”): “Among other things, the FDIC found that Higher One and The Bancorp Bank were: […]


Have you been solicited for a small business/professional credit card?

I’ve been speaking with a Wall Street Journal reporter who is working on an upcoming piece, and we could use your help. This is a different reporter than the person who interviewed me earlier about “small business credit card woes,” Jane Kim (but she sits in close proximity to Jane, so “Hi” Jane!). Here’s a […]

Share site poll finds 97% of respondents have experienced abusive treatment from a credit card company “for no reason” (meaning, the customer did not do anything wrong).

I have been watching the votes as they have come in on the site poll pertaining to whether or not credit card customers have been abused “for no reason.”  The other day, the number of total votes reached 1000.  I felt that this was a worthy milestone, and I took the opportunity to capture […]