My husband passed away in December 2012. He had 4 credit cards and I was named the authorized user for one. Had been using it for years and the payments are regular as well. Just missed single month’s payment and now received a bill from the company, with late fee and all. Do I need to pay the bill? I am not the owner, and so can I ignore it?

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Of course you need to pay the credit card bill. As it is, you’re using your deceased husband’s card, and it’ll be considered a fraud. Pay the bill, inform the credit card company about your husband’s demise, close the account and be done with it. Otherwise, they may dig up details and drag you to the court, where you’ll be held accountable anyway.

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