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Answered 2009-07-13 15:22:24

If someone adds you as an authorized user on their credit card account, and they supplied your SSN when adding you, it would probably show up within 30 days. Of course that means that you would have to get a new report each month or sign up for some kind of Alert service.

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Being an authorized user no longer has an impact on your credit score like it used to. In the past, you were able to be added as an authorized user on a credit card, and all of the credit history and credit limit would be reported on your credit report as if it was your credit effectively obtaining unearned credit for the authorized individual. A few years ago the credit reporting industry changed, and no longer recognize an authorized user as credit responsible and therefore it has little to no impact on your credit score. If you would like to obtain credit from this card, contact the card issuer and request to be added as a joint user. If you are jointly responsible for the credit, it will report to the bureaus and impact your score. Approval is still required, but it is typically easier to be approved when you are already and authorized user on a card.


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If your wife died with credit card debt in her name only should you send them a copy of her death certificate or wait for them to call?

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