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Someone who becomes a co-signer for a financial transaction is pledging to be responsible for the debt if the primary borrower defaults. FYI, an authorized user of a cc account is not the same thing, and is not responsible for the cc debt.

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Q: What makes you a co-signer on a credit card account and liable for the debt when the person who initiated the account dies?
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Is a cosigner liable for an automotive repossession in Michigan?

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