New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman has sued Dallas-based Union Workers Credit Services, claiming that it bilked union workers with false credit card offers. The lawsuit, filed April 12, accused the company of targeting union members with a pre-approved platinum credit card, for a fee. Although consumers were led to believe the card was a general-purpose credit card, it could only be used for purchases from Union Workers' merchandise catalog. The complaint also alleges that Union Workers Credit Services misled consumers into believing it was endorsed by unions and that it repeatedly failed to honor its refund policy when consumers sought to have the fee -- for either $37 or for $95 -- for their card returned. Hundreds of gripes from New Yorkers poured into the Ago's office, and Schneiderman is seeking restitution on behalf of those consumers as well as penalties and a court order prohibiting Union Workers from continuing its allegedly deceptive practices. "This company will now pay the price for preying on consumers who were duped into signing up for credit cards that were essentially worthless," he declared.