pataki wrote:I have a big credit card debt. I stopped making my payments in August. If I leave the USA and move to Europe will the credit card companies and collection agencies try to find me there? If they find me what will happen? Can they take away my car or other properties, garnish my wages?
Generally, they are going to have a very hard time tracking you in Europe if you don't tell them. But when/if you ever come back to the US they could go after you.
It also depends a little on your immigration status in Europe. If you are just a visitor the credit card companies could still go after any accounts you have in the US. Financial institutions in Europe will treat you differently depending on whether you are an EU resident or not. If you are not and you have a checking account or similar in an EU bank with operations in the US there could be a remote chance they could get at your money. Similarly, if you work in Europe for a US company your wages could be garnished depending on lots of details.