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Can a roommate's bankruptcy have a negative effect on your credit report?

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2015-07-15 18:19:42
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No. Not unless you all share a SS # too.

The only other situation where a roomates bankruptcy would might affect your credit is if you file for a joint or co-signed loan together.

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