The Kardashians have been ripping people off. No, we aren't referring to the fact that this family has managed to convince people to purchase its merchandise and waste hours of their lives following the exploits of utterly talentless individuals.
For now, at least, we're just talking about the credit card sponsored by Kim, Kourtney and Khloe.
Due to allegations of exorbitant, possibly illegal fees, the Kardashians have yanked their prepaid Mastercard off the market. The move is a response to the Attorney General of Connecticut actually opening up an investigation because the card might have been violating consumer protection laws.
Let's all give Sarah Palin a moment to Tweet about how the government should just leave us alone, dammit...What were the costs associated with the card? It cost $99.95 just to use per year, while tacking on $9.95 in purchase fees along with monthly fees of $7.95. There was also:
- A $1 fee to add money to the card.
- A $1.50 fee to speak with a live operator regarding it.
- A $2 fee per transaction for automatic bill pay.
Crazy, indeed. Those are almost as many dollar bills as Kim will see in a few years when her fame runs out and she's forced make a living by using the only two, plump assets she possesses.