Vadim Makoyed BFA Thesis Spring 2012
Off the Hook: Exposing Manipulative Practices of the Credit Card Industry
The credit card industry in America is a multi-billion dollar industry making its profit by offering large amounts of debt to the consumers. Consumers then have to repay what they owe with interest. Even though going into credit card debt is a personal choice, there are evident examples of the ways the credit card companies are enticing people into debt. In this paper I will expose manipulative practices of the credit card industry. I will also explain the response to these issues through an educational campaign I created (Off the Hook) to bring awareness about the manipulative practices of the credit card industry.