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Can someone go to jail for not paying their credit cards debts?
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(02-02-2018, 08:37 PM)Uyj143 Wrote: Debtors’ prisons are a thing of the past. Usually, you cannot go to jail just because you don’t pay your debts or bills. However, there are a few situations when you might face jail time in connection with a debt.

I'm just curious, what are those situations that they might go to jail if they don't pay their debts? Because it's clearly stated in law that no one should be put in jail they should know their rights.
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(02-02-2018, 08:37 PM)Uyj143 Wrote: Debtors’ prisons are a thing of the past. Usually, you cannot go to jail just because you don’t pay your debts or bills. However, there are a few situations when you might face jail time in connection with a debt.

I strongly doubt there is any reason or situation whereby a debtor can be sent to prison for not paying. As long as the individual acknowledged his debt and willing to pay up when the resources to pay is available to him or her, there is nothing like getting convicted over the debt and actually serving jail time. 

The only thing that I would agree to is if such individual is connected to having committed fraud in order to clear his or her debt and once caught, there is definitely going to be conviction and jail time coming for such person.
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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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