The credit card law enacted last spring to end some industry abuses has indirectly prompted other anti-consumer practices, according to a report by the Center for Responsible Lending.

"Faced with pending and proposed reforms designed to protect consumers from a series of unfair charges, credit card issuers have established or expanded the use of at least eight hidden charges across more than four hundred million accounts," according to "Dodging Reform: As Some Credit Card Abuses Are Outlawed, New Ones Proliferate," which the nonprofit consumer advocacy group published Thursday.

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