What happens to unpaid credit card debt if you move abroad?

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What happens to unpaid credit card debt if you move abroad?

Postby sunny13 » Mon Jul 15, 2013 6:13 pm

Hello,

My husband and I have 2 credit cards each, being capital one and credit one cards. Our limits are under $1000. We are planning on moving overseas next year. Would these companies still come after us if these cards are maxed out before we leave?


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Postby Robrus1 » Tue Jul 16, 2013 5:37 pm

Yes, especially if you ever return to the states. They will hunt you down like Jason Bourne. Just do the right thing and pay them off.
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Postby cashback » Tue Jul 16, 2013 5:37 pm

sunny13 wrote:Hello,

My husband and I have 2 credit cards each, being capital one and credit one cards. Our limits are under $1000. We are planning on moving overseas next year. Would these companies still come after us if these cards are maxed out before we leave?


Join a CC forum to ask if you can get away with theft... Classy.
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Postby MemberSince99 » Tue Jul 16, 2013 5:49 pm

Just curious why you would want to stiff them on under a grand when you have the money to move overseas. You may think screw them you are never coming back but what comes around goes around. I mean seriously, why deliberately do that? It's hard to feel sorry for you if you get right back and that will happen eventually one way or another.

It's one thing if you lose your job, have health issues, things out of your control, and it's another thing to deliberately cheat someone.

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Postby RewardHop » Tue Jul 16, 2013 5:56 pm

This wouldn't be the first time someone has asked about it or done it for that matter. Its probably this practice that makes it harder for foreigners to get CCs in the US in the first place.
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Postby Robrus1 » Tue Jul 16, 2013 6:08 pm

Every now and then someone comes on here and asks a similar question. It's sad and pathetic that there are people out there who are perfectly fine with not taking care of their obligations/responsibilities. I mean it's just like walking into a Best Buy and stealing a TV. I have no tolerance for thieves. I wish there was a way to report OP's identity to Cap One/Credit One.
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Postby Gamma » Tue Jul 16, 2013 8:05 pm

Robrus1 wrote:Yes, especially if you ever return to the states. They will hunt you down like Jason Bourne. Just do the right thing and pay them off.

Nice lol.

As for OP, really? They trusted you with their money and you plan on going around doing this?

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Postby nvtech » Tue Jul 16, 2013 11:48 pm

What a bummer...You can do it..but I don't think you will survive peacefully when you are back.

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Postby takeshi » Thu Jul 18, 2013 8:08 am

sunny13 wrote:Would these companies still come after us if these cards are maxed out before we leave?

Even if they don't, do you really want to burn that bridge? One never knows what the future holds and it's not just Capital One and Credit One that you're burning.

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Postby DoingHomework » Thu Jul 18, 2013 9:56 am

cashback wrote:Join a CC forum to ask if you can get away with theft... Classy.


Right.

To the OP - if you and your husband choose to skip out on your debt, the rest of us will pay it for you. That should really make you feel like crap. Pay your debts unless you are complete losers.



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