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Can you report your significant other for credit card fraud if you gave him your credit card and he used it for purchases other than the one you agreed on?


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2006-08-27 22:47:05
2006-08-27 22:47:05

No. The card holder voluntarily allowed another person to use the card therefore neither fraud or indentify theft has been committed. The only option would be for the card holder to sue the person who made the unauthorized charges. The best choice would be in small claims court, as it is a relative simple and inexpensive procedure.

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