Kardashian credit card scam: Don’t let the frantic last few days of holiday shopping panic you into buying something that is a waste of money, like the pre-paid Kardashian credit card. It’s bad enough that the headline hungry Kardashian sisters have put their name on a credit card designed specifically for teenagers as young as 13-year-olds. It’s worse that by all accounts, this Kardashian credit card is a rip-off and scam and is cheating the kids who carry it and the adults who get it for them.
Here’s why you should avoid the Kardashian Kredit Kard, or however this over-priced piece of pre-paid plastic is being called:
- it costs $99.95 for 12 months. That’s double the cost of an American Express Gold Card, and double the cost of affiliate credit cards which give you airline miles or dollars back on every purchase.
- it costs an additional $7.95 per month after the initial pruchase period. What other credit card do you know that charges you “rent” on top of the annual charge? None that I know.
- the Kardashian card charges you $9.95 to replace a lost or stolen card. American Express, MasterCard, Visa and Diners Club send you replacements for free.
- it charges you $25 to overnight a replacement card to you. Amex, MC, Visa will ship it to you for free if you are a customer in good standing.
- it also charges you $1.50 to speak to a customer service agent on the phone. You’ve got to be kidding.
- and after all that, when you are finally disgusted by being ripped off by all these fees, the Kardashian card charges actually you $6 to cancel the card.
Kardashian credit card scam: The Kardashian card, which is a pre-paid card through MasterCard, features a photo of the Kardashian girls posing for the cameras they love so much. If you are so deperate to carry their photo in your wallet, it’s a lot cheaper to clip a photo from one of the many celebrity websites or magazine they primp and pose for. Even if you go to Kinko’s, Staples or Office Depot and pay $5 to laminate the photo, you’ll still save $95. Except, if you do that, you are cutting the Kardashians out of unknown wads of commissions they will rake in from this credit card come-on to help support their Red Carpet lifestyle .
Shame on all of you Kardashians. Shame on MasterCard for partnering with these people. Shame on anybody who worships and/or wants to emulate these people.
NYC on the Cheap is outraged at this fraud and scam, and I’m not alone. Read what these top newspapers and other news outlets are saying: