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Advocate: Credit Card Companies Target Kids

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Advocate: Credit Card Companies Target Kids

Advocate: Credit Card Companies Target Kids

Advocate: Credit Card Companies Target Kids

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Host Jennifer Ludden looks at how the credit card industry markets to teenagers. Legally, banks may not issue credit cards to minors, but solicitations for cards often go out to kids under 18. It seems the card issuers are counting on parents to bail their kids out when they overcharge.