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If someone authorized your use of their credit card and then had that debt discharged in bankruptcy can they come after you for the debt 10 years later?

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2008-05-20 18:11:06
2008-05-20 18:11:06

No, authorized users of credit cards are not responsible for the repayment of debt incurred regardless of the circumstances. The authorized is not responsible to the credit card company, hence a discharge of the card holders obligation does not relieve them. However, if they had an agreement with the card holder to re-pay them, a debt did exist. Of course, best reflected in a written agreement. That receivable (an asset) of the card holder, had to be reported as such when he went BK, and could have gone to his creditors. In either case, unless the card holder has been continually trying to collect, making demands for payment and such, I suspect in almost any jurisdiction it would be well past the time limit to enforce collection now.

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