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Can someone go to jail for not paying their credit cards debts?
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For me you can't go to jail just for not paying credit cards debts, In fact, the only way you could really go to jail for racking up credit card debt is, if you used someone else's identity to do it. That's called credit fraud. ... But they can't have you arrested, throw you in jail or even issue a warrant because you didn't pay a bill.
These days, you can’t go to jail for a debt. There are a few exceptions to that, but they have nothing to do with credit cards or loans. For instance, you can go to jail for not paying child support, but you can’t go to jail for not paying credit cards.

Not really. Creditors cannot call the police to ask that they arrest you because you didn’t make your payment on time. Even if you run up thousands in debt and don’t pay for six months, they still can’t arrest you.

In fact, the only way you could really go to jail for racking up credit card debt is if you used someone else’s identity to do it. That’s called credit fraud. So, that’s not exactly going to jail for debt either because your actual crime is fraud.

So, where do debt collectors get this lie? From people’s fear and lack of knowledge about credit law. It sounds like it’s something that might be true. What’s more, people who owe a debt are already scared of the consequences. Debt collectors can threaten you with anything when you’re in this state and you may believe it.
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I don't think so - by boy123 - 01-10-2018, 09:20 AM
RE: Can someone go to jail for not paying their credit cards debts? - by olive7 - 03-01-2018, 04:19 AM

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