Mother-in-law falsely accusing me of card fraud, help!

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Mother-in-law falsely accusing me of card fraud, help!

Postby Brucebruce44 » Sun May 20, 2012 12:37 am

My wife and I were allowed the use of her mother's credit card on the condition that we payed for it of course. But my wife's mother and family had a huge falling out and now she is threatening to report the card stolen stating that we were the ones that stole it.

If we are the ones paying on it and she never reported any discrepancies can she do that?

Any help would be much appreciated. :confused:


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Postby FastSRT8 » Mon May 28, 2012 12:03 pm

WTF????

Are you serious?

Can you prove you didn't make the purchases?

I would call the credit card company and explain ASAP. The sooner you go on record with them the better off you will be.
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Postby bisbicos » Mon May 28, 2012 5:22 pm

Also how did you make payments. Were they made directly to your mother in law or did you pay the Credit card from your own bank account? If you paid her it may make your situation a little more difficult
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Postby FastSRT8 » Tue May 29, 2012 10:48 am

This is messed up. I think you should make sure you are in the clear with respect to purchases on the card. Then proceed to cut the card and send it back to the mom.
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Postby MemberSince99 » Tue May 29, 2012 3:20 pm

FastSRT8 wrote:WTF????

Are you serious?

Can you prove you didn't make the purchases?

I would call the credit card company and explain ASAP. The sooner you go on record with them the better off you will be.


Logically speaking, it is impossible to prove a negative. Thus they have no way to prove they did not make the purchases (by the way this is something only my twisted mind has thought of but if you close an account with a 0 balance and there is a mistake andt he CC company says you owe them 800 dollars because you made charges, you cannot prove you did not make charges which would be a mess in court, but oh well I don't mean to ramble that comes naturally when you get senile like me!)

I agree though, best to do that, but this could turn into a huge can of worms. Might end up needing legal help if it gets bad enough (which hopefully it won't).

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Postby FastSRT8 » Tue May 29, 2012 3:56 pm

Then tell said mother-in-law to go f-themselves....
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Postby MemberSince99 » Tue May 29, 2012 4:11 pm

FastSRT8 wrote:Then tell said mother-in-law to go f-themselves....


At least in the future if mother-in-law comes around you don't have to pretend to like her and be nice......

It's kind of a nasty situation. I guess it goes back to never do things like this, never give out credit cards, never co-sign, etc.

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Postby FastSRT8 » Tue May 29, 2012 7:30 pm

MemberSince99 wrote:At least in the future if mother-in-law comes around you don't have to pretend to like her and be nice......

It's kind of a nasty situation. I guess it goes back to never do things like this, never give out credit cards, never co-sign, etc.


Still.... we are not talking about a friend here... we are talking about 'mom'.....
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Postby FastSRT8 » Fri Jun 08, 2012 1:16 am

What ever happened to this story?
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Postby westonterry » Thu Jun 14, 2012 2:18 pm

FastSRT8 wrote:What ever happened to this story?


Yes please share.



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