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halfulglas

(1,654 posts)
Wed Dec 14, 2022, 03:35 PM Dec 2022

I'm pissed with the pressure from credit card companies to add another user.

Different cards keep sending me emails and snail mail with bonus for adding another authorized user to my cards. That's the last thing I would do. It took me years to get out from what my ex managed to put on joint and my individual cards. I love my kids and grandkids but if I want them to have something, I'll buy it for them.

The trouble with them having use of them, so many things will seem like an emergency and "Ill pay you back."

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I'm pissed with the pressure from credit card companies to add another user. (Original Post) halfulglas Dec 2022 OP
Rates are too high right now anyways berniesandersmittens Dec 2022 #1
I don't recall receiving any credit card offers for a while. SeattleVet Dec 2022 #2
I'm so sorry you've experienced the trauma of betrayal of trust. Backseat Driver Dec 2022 #3
Chin up, square those shoulders... ret5hd Dec 2022 #6
Yeah. I pay all mine in full every month now, maybe because I resent all I've paid in halfulglas Dec 2022 #9
I toss the offers, unread, in the trash. Chainfire Dec 2022 #4
I haven't had this problem lately. Niagara Dec 2022 #5
They give you a bonus? Nice. nilram Dec 2022 #7
I live alone and I get them all the time... Wounded Bear Dec 2022 #8

berniesandersmittens

(11,241 posts)
1. Rates are too high right now anyways
Wed Dec 14, 2022, 03:48 PM
Dec 2022

I had two cards just to build my credit.

Now I'm pretty much pay as I go too.

SeattleVet

(5,446 posts)
2. I don't recall receiving any credit card offers for a while.
Wed Dec 14, 2022, 03:53 PM
Dec 2022

We might be what they consider their worst type of customer - we pay the full balance on time every month for the 3 cards that we regularly use. We haven't paid any interest at all on card purchases for probably 15-20 years.

I think they hate us, and just stopped trying to have us get more cards or add people to the existing ones.

Backseat Driver

(4,282 posts)
3. I'm so sorry you've experienced the trauma of betrayal of trust.
Wed Dec 14, 2022, 03:55 PM
Dec 2022

I have too, but I don't yet have an ex and it's too late to recover the courage to trust my better judgement.

halfulglas

(1,654 posts)
9. Yeah. I pay all mine in full every month now, maybe because I resent all I've paid in
Thu Dec 15, 2022, 01:46 AM
Dec 2022

Interest in paying off those bills. You really need credit to order online but since Covid I've used them for most of my groceries, too. The reason I have multiple cards is I usually don't charge a lot on any of them and when I get a bill for higher than usual I check it very carefully for purchases I don't remember making. I have become very suspicious.

Chainfire

(17,146 posts)
4. I toss the offers, unread, in the trash.
Wed Dec 14, 2022, 03:57 PM
Dec 2022

I learned about the credit card debt trap, the hard way, early in life and it stayed with me. If I can't pay for it; I won't buy it. The only exception is an automobile, that I will only finance for three years and then drive the vehicle until the wheels fall off in the road.

Niagara

(6,989 posts)
5. I haven't had this problem lately.
Wed Dec 14, 2022, 04:25 PM
Dec 2022

I vividly remember in 2012, I received my replacement credit card from Capitol One since my former one expired.


I called the 800 number expecting to get a recording so that I could activate my credit card. Imagine my surprise when I got a person instead.

The problem was the person on the other line wanted me to put an authorized user on my account. I kept telling them that I didn't want my then spouse on my account or being an authorized user. She wouldn't take no for an answer.

I told the Capitol One representative that I had things to get done for the day and please just activate my replacement credit card. She finally did what I wanted; I'll never forget how persistent she was.

My credit card should be my credit card.

nilram

(2,861 posts)
7. They give you a bonus? Nice.
Wed Dec 14, 2022, 05:44 PM
Dec 2022

Get a card in their name, or someone’s name, delivered to your address. Maybe use it yourself at the gas station, if using it is required. And then cut it up. Keep the bonus.

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