It’s not a scam, but I was leery too. I got the card for my daughters 18th birthday. It’s been 4.5 months and she now has a 680 credit score. All the negative reviews are from people who are irresponsible and don’t read. The only negative thing I have to say is that when you make a payment, the available balance and payments received don’t update for a few days. Make sure you read through all the functions under your online account. Turn off paper statements so you don’t get billed for one. Use the card sparingly and set up automatic bill payments. Have a checking account so you can pay your bill. Hope this helps.
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I originally applied for a Citi Bank Secured card and was declined, so I had to dramatically lower my expectations and applied for this one. At the time I had about a 560ish Fico score across the board with lots of things in collections. I've had the card for almost a year now, pay my bills on time every time, and they report it to all the credit agencies every month, albeit a month behind. Yes there is a 10 Day wait before the credit line becomes available to you, but I think that is because they're are waiting to see if the payment which has to be made with a bank account returns. Fair enough in my opinion for this kind of card. My credit score has raised considerably since I applied for this card and am now able to get unsecured credit cards. Once I hit my credit score goal I plan on dumping them but for now they do nothing but help. I think if you have bad credit like me and pay your bill on time, this card is a great starter for people starting over.
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