The use of a deceased person's credit card would constitute credit card fraud. Unlawful use of a credit card is a criminal offense.
Yes. It's called "fraud".
Yes it is fraud and theft. The moment the authorized person died, so did the permission.
Use of a card that belongs to a deceased person sounds like fraud to me.
Yes, it IS fraud, and the estate should NOT pay the debt, instead the trustee should turn in the criminal to the credit card company and point out that the estate of the deceased is not responsible for any debt incured after the death date. This would be fraud. I am sorry for your loss, and all of the trouble that you and your family are going through now. God Bless:)
Call your Disctict Attorney Office and report the fraud.
The estate of the second deceased can be sued. A claim should be filed against the estate immediately.
No he is not responsible for the debt as a 17 year old cannot enter into a legally binding contract. However, he would be responsible for the fraud.
In general if the card was used after the person died, the user is responsible for the debt. In some cases the person using the card could possibly be face fraud charges. The laws of the state in which the deceased resided governs the penalties and/or responsibilities of said action.
If you were a victim of credit card fraud your credit rating may is QUITE LIKELY to be affected.
You certainly can. Many people are there now because of credit card fraud.
You can, but its fraud.