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As long as you pay all balances and don't try to avoid repayment, there is nothing 'fraudulent' about this. The previous poster was either naive or lying to you. 'Fraud' refers exclusively to getting goods and services and planning not to pay for them. It does NOT refer to using a dead person's name.

That said, the credit bureau will likely catch it, and not issue you any credit.
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