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What to do with the unused cards

Submitted by Deevee on Tue, 12/22/2020 - 20:17

I have 6 credit cards in total. Ever since the lockdown happened, I have used only 3 cards out of them. I have not used them. I have not paid any bills also. My questions.

Can credit card companies cancel the cards?
What should I do now?

My suggestion is you should contact your credit card companies and offer them a debt settlement proposal.

Maybe, you would be able to reduce a portion of your debt.

Otherwise, later the debt collectors can harass you.

Submitted by Ryan Miller on Wed, 12/23/2020 - 19:45

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Do you have outstanding balance on those cards? If so, then credit card companies will not cancel your cards. Rather, they can send your accounts to collection agencies of the outstanding balance is quite high. Pay your credit card bills and keep the accounts open as they make a positive impact on your credit score.

Submitted by David Martin on Thu, 12/24/2020 - 00:03

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Hi Deevee! If you have outstanding balance amounts in those 3 cards, the creditors can sue you for nonpayment of debts. In that case, feel free to call 800-DEBT-913 for immediate debt help.
And if you don't have any outstanding balance amounts and you don't use them for an year or more, the credit card companies can decide to close your account. So, in that case, reach out to the credit card companies at the earliest.

Submitted by Craigh.terry on Fri, 01/01/2021 - 05:34


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