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Old 12-14-2003, 11:11 PM
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Would anybody know if my friend who is incarcerated can apply and get a credit card? He asked me and I wasn't sure and the post I read about it was rather vague. If anybody has any info. I would appreciate it much. Thank you!
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Old 12-14-2003, 11:47 PM
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No, I'm sure he can't get a credit card. They won't even give one to people without good credit who are free and working, and too many are in prison for credit card fraud, so I'm sure the answer is no.
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Old 12-15-2003, 01:49 AM
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They SHOULDN'T give him a credit card, but they might. It would have to come to a different address (not the prison) of course. If he gets a credit card bill in prison, there will be serious issues.

I once heard a story about a BABY who got a credit card application in the mail. This child was like 3 months old. Her mom decided to be a goof and apply for one. But in the signature line, her mom put "I am only 3 months old, I can not sign my name."

Guess what??

The baby was issued a credit card!!

What the HECK is up with that??!?!

I wouldn't do it -- he might get additional charges. It's not worth it.
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Old 12-15-2003, 11:42 AM
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Wow they gave the baby a credit card! Incredible.

I was just really curious on that answer, my friend doesn't think he can get one either.

Thanks for your help!
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Old 12-15-2003, 12:35 PM
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If he is in federal prison he should not get one without prior approval/authorization.
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Old 12-15-2003, 07:44 PM
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Well i gotta throw my 2 cents in there. what would he need a c.c. for in prison?? I mean unless he plans on having you use it, then we are talking business
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LOL! No I don't think he is planning on me using it. I got my own and my hunny wouldn't like that. He's one of my pals and he wrote in a letter if I knew if he was still able to get a credit card then it got me wondering. I did ask why he needed one in my last letter still waiting fo his reply.
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I`ll guarantee that he already knows that they wont issue it unless it slips through the process...

think about it...he applies for a credit card knowing full well that a payment has to be made at the end of the month...he`s in prison...where does the money come from ???

is he gonna use it at commissary ??? NO !!!

he`s definately looking at fraud, apply for a card, use it, and know full well that u will never make a payment because you have no source of income.

maybe he likes his new home
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