Credit Card Marketer Agrees to Court Order

Share this content:
A South Florida credit card marketer agreed to a temporary court order altering its business practices involving charges that it operated an advance-fee credit card scheme, the Federal Trade Commission said yesterday.


Platinum Universal, Hollywood, FL, and its successor entity, Pulsar Data, used outbound telemarketing and direct response broadcast and Internet ads to offer consumers credit cards for fees of $99 to $200, according to the FTC. The "Universal MasterCards," which consumers were told had credit limits of up to $2,500, never arrived, the FTC said.


Some consumers who paid the fee received prepaid debit cards that could be refilled, the FTC said. Others got instructions on how to obtain the debit cards, or received nothing, according to the FTC.


Neither Platinum Universal nor Pulsar Data, which also did business as Universal Card Services, had listings in Hollywood, FL. A court-appointed monitor has been assigned to keep tabs on the activities and assets of the companies and their principals.


Loading links....
close

Next Article in Marketing Strategy

Sign up to our newsletters

Company of the Week

Since 1985, Melissa Data has helped thousands of companies clean, correct and complete contact data to better target and communicate with their customers. We offer a full spectrum of data quality solutions, including global address, phone, email, and name validation, identify verification - available for batch or real-time processes, in the Cloud or on-premise. Our service bureau provides dedupe, email/phone append and geographic/demographic append services for better targeting and insight. For direct mailers, Melissa Data offers easy-to-use address management/postal software, list hygiene services and 100s of specialty mailing lists - all with competitive pricing and excellent customer service.

Find out more here »

DMN's Career Center

Check out hundreds of exciting professional opportunities available on DMN's Career Center.  
Explore careers in digital marketing, sales, eCommerce, marketing communications, IT, data strategies, and much more. And don't forget to update your resume so employers can contact you privately about job opportunities.

>>Click Here