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If you're only an authorized user on a credit card, you don't directly owe anything as far as the credit company is concerned. However, you can still be sued by the individual who has the card account.

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Q: Are you liable for the amount you signed for or the full balance on a credit card if you are an authorized user only?
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Can you transfer a spouse's credit balance to credit card?

Yes, you can transfer any balance you want to your credit card. Note if you transfer the balance to your credit card, you are now liable for the full debt and not him unless he is an authorized user on the credit card.


If you are a authorized user on a credit card and the primary holder is not paying the bill can the authorized user be held responsible?

No. Authorized Users are NOT liable for the debt, only the PRIMARY on the account is liable.


Are you only liable for the dollar amount that you signed for or are you liable for the full balance on the card?

If you are the account or joint account holder, you are responsible for the entire balance regardless of who incurred the debt. If you are an authorized user you are not responsible for repayment except to the account holder.


Is an authorized user on a credit card liable for the debt?

No. The only exception would be a married couple residing in a community property state.


Am I responsible for my spouse's credit card debt if I am not an authorized user?

Absolutely not ! If the card is not i your name - you have no legal responsibility for any outstanding balance. HOWEVER - IF you are named on the account as a joint card-holder - you're legally responsible for fifty percent of the balance, regardless of who ran up the debt. Additionally, if you have a second card on the same account - YOU are liable for the expenses occurred on your and the account-holder is also liable for fifty percent of the balance.


If your name was added to your parent's credit card can you have the account removed from your credit report?

Only if you did not authorize it. Then your parents would be charged with credit card fraud.If your parents added you to their account as an authorized user, you are not liable for any balance, whether you charged on the card or not. Authorized users generally did not enter into a legal agreement with the creditor. That agreement only extends to the account holder.However, it is customary and usual for these accounts to show on consumer's credit report. There are numerous lawsuits and class action suits contesting the practice. The bureaus continue to do this because their primary client, the credit card companies, benefit if a frustrated or confused authorized user pays the account.Your situation is different if you were added as a co-borrower to the account. Like the co-signer on a car loan, you would be liable for the full amount of the loan or account.If you dispute any information on this account with the credit bureaus it will be deleted from your credit report. The credit bureau must delete Any account in which you are only an authorized user once information is disputed. I have done this myself accidentally.


What does it mean to be a co-signer on a credit account?

It mean - BOTH people who sign the agreement are liable for the balance owing.


Are you liable for your husbands credit card?

Yes, you are liable for your husbands credit card.


Is an authorized user responsible for a deceased person's credit card bills?

An authorized user is never legally liable for any debt. Authorized users do not fit the definition of "debtor" under the Fair Credit Reporting Act, nor have they signed a contractual agreement obligating themselves to pay. However, if this authorized user is the beneficiary of the decedants' estate, THAT might make them liable for the unpaid bills. This would depend upon the status of any existing will, and (the applicable) state inheritance laws.


If authorized user on credit card claims bankruptcy will it hurt primary card holder's credit?

No, presuming the credit card holder makes all the payments he is supposed to...the user is not liable for the debt on the card, and it is not part of his BK.


Can a spouse or authorized credit card user be held liable for a primary holder's credit card debt in Maine even if real estate property is held jointly?

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If you are an authorized user on a credit card and the primary holder dies are you resonsible for the debt?

An authorized user on a credit card can be responsible on an account in which the primary card holder passes. The creditor looks at the situation as the authorized card holder was able to make purchases with the account, and should be held liable, even in the event of the primary's death.

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