What happens if you cannot pay your credit card bills?

Some consumer's are under the mistaken belief that a credit card issuer cannot take legal steps to recover the debt because a credit card is considered an unsecured debt. This is completely false, the creditor can and often does sue the debtor and if awarded a judgment, use the judgment as income garnishment, bank account levy, attachment and sale of personal property or a lien against real property. Judgments are also entered on the consumer's credit report and will remain for 7 years or longer.