Keeping up with the Kardashians can be costly for young adults enticed by a debit card tied to the popular reality TV series, Connecticut's attorney general said.
Richard Blumenthal, the attorney general and senator-elect, issued a "Black Friday" warning to parents about the "Kardashian Kard" and other prepaid debit cards that he said burden cardholders with "outrageous" fees.
In a letter to University National Bank, which issues the Kardashian Prepaid MasterCard, Blumenthal complained about card fees of $59.95 for six months or $99.95 for 12 months, plus $7.95 a month thereafter, as well as fees for ATM withdrawals, cancellations and talking with a live phone operator.
Blumenthal said the card may violate a state gift card law designed to eliminate "pernicious and predatory fees," even as it evokes the name and image of a family known for "lives of luxury and extravagance."
Image: Sisters Khloe Kardashian, Kourtney Kardashian, Kim Kardashian and mother Kris Jenner (L-R) arrive at the E! 20th Birthday Celebrating Two Decades of Pop Culture, in West Hollywood, California in this May 24, 2010 file photo.
Text: Reuters and AP