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1/26/06

BBB Sends Warning to College Students

The Better Business Bureau is sending Texas Tech, Lubbock Christian University and South Plains College students this message. Activating a certain card could put you $200 in debt immediately.

A company called Consumer Credit Services out of Las Vegas is sending college students something called a First National Card. It looks like a credit card but it's a member card, good only for purchases from that company's catalog. When activated it gives you $200 credit but charges you a $198 membership fee.

South Plains Better Business Bureau President Nan Campbell says, "We're afraid that you can't get out of it once you get into it. Students have enough on their minds rather than having to worry about having to cancel this card or this membership."

765 complaints have been filed against Las Vegas based Consumer Credit Services in the past three years.

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