MONEY magazine wants your credit card stories

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MONEY magazine wants your credit card stories

Postby Ismat_Mangla » Fri Jun 19, 2009 12:16 am

Hi folks,

I'm a reporter with Money magazine, and I'm looking for people to share their credit card horror stories in a feature story I'm working on. I'm especially looking for good, responsible users who have recently:

Had a credit line significantly cut (especially for no reason)
Had an interest rate hike (especially for no reason)
Had a bad experience with rewards being slashed, limited, etc.
Suffered other credit card horror stories

Stories can be brief--I just need to know what happened, who the issuer was, etc. This is definitely not a big time commitment. I am on a tight deadline, so please email me your story at ismat_mangla@moneymail.com as soon as possible.

Thank you!


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Wall Street Journal had good sources in their story...

Postby jeffysdad » Fri Jun 19, 2009 7:47 am

earlier this week. People are burning their credit cards, etc. and posting videos of it on YouTube, WSJ says.

Look, I've been a journalist for 20 years, so I know what it's like. But the story you're chasing and especially the angle is STALE.
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Postby Ismat_Mangla » Fri Jun 19, 2009 10:51 am

Thanks...You'll find that the overall angle of the story is different from the usual fare, but I need a few anecdotes of this nature as a last-minute add.

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Postby Cucumber » Fri Jun 19, 2009 7:28 pm

Simple. Just put a post saying "ATTENTION ADVANTA CARDHOLDERS" and all of them will have the type of horror stories you are looking for.
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Postby Mogul of Pineapples » Tue Jun 23, 2009 3:42 am

Did you ever find anyone? I could give a couple good stories for sure.
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No Credit Card rip off like Money Magazine Renewal

Postby Ed Dennis » Thu Sep 24, 2009 10:58 am

Ismat_Mangla wrote:Hi folks,

I'm a reporter with Money magazine, and I'm looking for people to share their credit card horror stories in a feature story I'm working on. I'm especially looking for good, responsible users who have recently:

Had a credit line significantly cut (especially for no reason)
Had an interest rate hike (especially for no reason)
Had a bad experience with rewards being slashed, limited, etc.
Suffered other credit card horror stories

Stories can be brief--I just need to know what happened, who the issuer was, etc. This is definitely not a big time commitment. I am on a tight deadline, so please email me your story at ismat_mangla@moneymail.com as soon as possible.

Thank you!


I was a subscriber to Money Magazine.

I used PayPal to pay for the subscription and somehow Money Magazine found a way to auto bill PayPal for subscription renewal.

After I found out this had happened I removed Money Magazine from PayPal and cancelled the subscription.

Now 3+ months have passed and Money Magazine has yet to refund my subscription. Every communication with MM brings a different answer? The payment was denied by your bank — no it wasn’t! The payment was refunded to my credit card, but
MM doesn’t have my credit card, no it wasn’t.

As a reporter, you can imagine the frustration I feel dealing with your employer.

Money Magazine has created a terrorist over less than $20.

Just so you can do your research into this matter the subscription was in the name of Ed Dennis and the account number was 1638 4383 070.

Are you a reporter with the guts to expose your own company’s problems. Did you realize that Money Magazine was involved in credit card fraud.

If you would like to see a copy of all the emails, drop me a line and I will forward them to you.

Thanks for your time

Ed Dennis
eMail eddennis@yahoo.com

"Make thy balls lie in green pastures and not in
still waters." Palmer 3: Par 72.

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They're changing their name to...

Postby jeffysdad » Fri Sep 25, 2009 8:46 am

"Got Your Money Magazine!"
American Express: Blue Cash Preferred (groceries, 6%; gas, department store, 3%); Gold Delta SkyMiles (Delta Air Lines, 2 miles/dollar, free checked bag).
US Bank: Cash+ (utilities, phone, internet, restaurant, 5%; drugstores, 2%).
FIA Card Services: Fidelity Amex (everything, 2%); Fidelity Visa (everything, 1.5%).
Chase: Freedom (rotating, 5%); Amazon (Amazon.com, 3%); PriorityClub (IHG hotels, 5 points/dollar); Sapphire (not in use).

*All cards are registered with PriorityClub IDine program for 8 points/dollar at participating restaurants.



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