(Closed) NWR: My grandparents took out a credit card in my name.

posted 5 years ago in Family
Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

Did they open a credit account and use your info (identity theft), or did they make you an authorized user on a card they opened in their own names?  Either way, they shouldn’t have done it because it can screw up your credit.  

Also, your grandparents need to be written off.  They sound like horrible people.  Nobody should stick around to be treated that way.

Post # 4
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: December 2004

@SouthernGirl:  Call the police!  Seriously, call the the police.

Post # 5
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435 posts
Helper bee

@SouthernGirl:  

They are not allowed to do that without your permission.  That’s identity theft, you need to contact the credit card company ASAP.

Post # 6
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

No it sounds like they added a card for her onto their accounts but she doesn’t want to take their money, not that they stole her identity as the title might suggest

 

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

If they are somehow affecting your credit, call the credit card company and have thme cancel it ASAP.

Post # 8
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452 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2013 - Garden

I would try and contact the bank and let them know that you didn’t request the card and you don’t want it. They might be able to cancel it for you.

If your grandparents kick up a fuss say “Thanks for the offer but I really don’t like having credit” or “My broker advised me not to use a credit card”.

Post # 10
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

so just take the card and don’t use it. if you don’t use it, they have nothing on you.

Post # 11
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4479 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

If they added you, take the card so you have the card info, then call the company and cancel it.

Post # 12
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2013 - The Liberty House

@SouthernGirl:  take the card and cut it up

Post # 14
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4479 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

If you accept it and call the company to take yourself off the account, you are stopping their power games in their tracks.

Post # 15
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3583 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

@SouthernGirl:  so just tell them no thanks. You’re an adult and doing just fine thankyouverymuch. Also, no more lies as it only leads to this kind of crap. Saying ‘sorry grandma but we already made plans’ is totally sufficient. If she cries, let her. 

Post # 16
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

Wow. Tell them te truth, try to be civil first. They sound like horrible people. Props for always being nice but if being civil doesn’t work then don’t be. Enough is enough. 

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