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Re: Should an account of my wifes be on my credit report?


overdrive wrote:


SavannahMan wrote:
My wife openeda credit card account with a dept. store before we married. After we got married she added me to the account as an authorized user although I have never used the acccount. This account now shows up on my credit report although I did'nt sign any agreement with this company.
Is this legal? and can I have it removed even though we are still married?


Since you are an AU, you have equal responsibility towards the account. People often add themselves to take advantage of the primary owner's good, long credit history and boost their scores. If you want, you can remove yourself. Just call the CC company and it should wear off your CR by the next reporting cycle. 


AU's have NO FINANCIAL RESPONSIBILTY, only the primary cardholder does.
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