Today’s experience with credit card issuers topped the tale I was told last week by a new client of hopeless insolvency and an enhanced credit offer from a card holder to whom she already owed half of her annual salary: today’s offer of a new credit card was delivered to my client at the address of her bankruptcy lawyer, me!
This client has not, on my instructions, paid her existing credit card debt of over $200,000 for at least nine months. The link between her name and my address can only have come from contacts between collectors on the existing debt and my staff, who have been telling collectors that we do intend to file a bankruptcy case for the woman. Ironically, we did file her bankruptcy at the end of June.
Add to this the fact the woman has no income of her own, and her spouse owes even more than she does. And Bank of America offered her a “pre approved” credit card delivered to my office.
It is hard to believe, as the creditors lobby claimed, that all the blame for consumer bankruptcies lies on the heads of borrowers when lenders hand out credit like advertising flyers.