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What is a Secured Credit Card Marketing Scam?

You may have encountered advertisements offering credit cards for those with bad credit or no credit. No matter your circumstance, you are told to call a number to receive your very own credit card. However, you should be aware that such ads may only be trying to tempt you into calling.

What is a Secured Card?

A secured card (as well as an unsecured one) is used to pay for goods and services. You must have a savings account as security under a secured card, however. If you do not, you will not be extended a line of credit. An unsecured card has no such requirement. For a secured card:

What Does the Scam Consist Of?

Some companies use TV, newspapers, and postcards to deceptively advertise credit cards. The unsuspecting consumer is led to believe that he can get a card simply by calling a phone number. This number may be a 900 number and you may be assessed charges for calling. You may be told to call other 900 numbers for more information, all at additional charges. The cost of calling the number listed may not be disclosed in the ad.

How Can I Avoid Being Scammed?

There are some things that you should remember when confronted with such an ad:

Do I Need a Lawyer Experienced with Such Scams?

A lawyer can help you determine whether such an advertisement is a scam. However, the best advice is to make yourself aware that such scams exist. If you know what to look out for, you can avoid ever getting into any trouble.

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Last Modified: 11-15-2011 04:32 PM PST

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