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Subject:  Re: How to get a Credit Card? Date:  1/30/2001  6:39 PM
Author:  chrismclaren Number:  56163 of 309665

Been through the same not-much-fun situation. Here's how I got through it.

1. If you have an amex from your home country, get it transferred to the US - they won't require a US credit history and after you have it a while they will report to the agencies so you get a history (if you don't have an amex back home, maybe you should set one up back the