Student Follows Credit Card Solicitors Around Campus

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Despite a prohibition against on-campus solicitations, representatives of Citibank allegedly were at the University of New Mexico handing out fliers to receive a free sandwich from Blimpies. But when those students went to claim their free sandwich they were told they had to fill out an application for a Citibank credit card first.

Local reports said that one student who refused to fill out the application then followed the Citibank reps around campus and told other students about the ploy. The Citibank reps called the police.

In the local media report the $674-million New Mexico Educators FCU was quoted about conducting education sessions about credit card debt for students during their orientation to the school. Rita Estevis, assistant manager at the credit union, said NMEFCU does not push credit cards because students don't need them.

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