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What can you do when a credit card company takes you to court?

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September 13, 2011 10:12PM

State and local laws vary by jurisdiction so it's tough to advise you on this question. As far as I know, they can not put you in jail. However, there is probably a judgment against you now and if they find out where you work then they will probably start wages garnishments. The court date you missed was your opportunity to dispute the validity of the debt and/or arrange payment with the creditor. Since you didn't go, they won and now have bigger guns to shoot at you with.

P.S. Don't apply for any type of credit because they will find you this way.