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Volume 25 - Number 26

December 22, 2014

CFPB Sues Company Over Allegedly Sham Credit Card

The CFPB sued a Dallas-based company, Union Workers Credit Services, for allegedly deceiving consumers into paying fees to sign up for what it advertises to be a general-use credit card that actually can only be used to buy products from the company. “The business model for Union Workers Credit Services is built on duping consumers into signing up for a sham credit card,” said CFPB Director Richard Cordray. “Hundreds of thousands of people, including a great many union members who were specially targeted, have been tricked into spending millions of dollars for a so-called credit card that can really only be used to buy the company’s own products, ” he added. “From the misleading photos of nurses and firemen on ...

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