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If a credit card company sues you can they attach your assets or garnish your wages or freeze bank accounts for the debt owed?

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06/15/2008

Yes. Contrary to what some believe, even though credit cards are considered unsecured debt, the CC issuer can pursue litigation in order to recover the debt owed. If the creditor wins a lawsuit against the debtor a judgment will be awarded and that judgment can be enforced according to the laws of the debtor's state. Some methods for enforcing a judgment are, garnishment of wages, levy of bank accounts, seizure and sale of nonexempt property belonging to the judgment debtor or a lien against real property. All states have laws that allow debtors to exempt/protect real and personal property from judgment execution. It is in the best interest of any debtor to be informed about such laws, in case they find themselves involved in a creditor vs. debtor civil suit.