Expose about predatory retail chain and military consumers

USA Discounters, reports the Washington Post in conjunction with ProPublica, is a retailer that takes advantage of service members' transience and locks them into cycle of debt using a venue-selection clause in their contracts that permits the business to litigate against customers in southeastern Virginia, no matter where in the world those customers are stationed.

USA Discounters' huge profits and troubling practices, and the harms they cause, are documented in this must-read investigative piece, which describes how the company exploits loopholes in both the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act and the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act.


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