My boyfriend added me as an AU on his Sears card, and it is now showing up on my credit report.
The thing is, under responsibility it says "Terminated". Does anyone know why it would say that? I even have a card with my name on it from them, and I'm pretty sure it's usable. Shouldn't it say Authorized User instead?
Is this something I should dispute or ask Sears about?
Can only guess because you gave no responsibility for re payment. It dies not really matter. What us written there. Does not say account is terminated. Lenders know what it means on manual review. Computers can't see it.
My boyfriend said he'll call them and get everything sorted out. Just weird that it would report terminated at all.
You can easily have an authorized account deleted from your file. But make sure really want it totally deleted. Once it goes it is very hard to get it back especially on Equifax.
Oh, we just added me as an authorized user recently, and just got the card in the mail a few days ago - didn't ask to have me deleted, which is why I'm confused why it would show as "terminated".
Terminated is how it would appear when you are removed as an AU on the account, the balance reports as 0 and the CL is removed from your utilization, it remains as a postive account for up to 10 years post being terminated. If you were just added as the AU I would give it up to a month to correct at the next scheduled update of his account.