I received an amex Airmiles card and made my then boyfriend an authorized user on the card. He lives in Afghan and was using the card for amazon and misch. purchases. to accrue air miles for me to travel when he goes on leave. I never checked the card and assumed things were going great. I then received an alert that my credit score dropped by 30 points. Simultaneously, the credit card statement came that same day. He had charged over $4500 in airline tickets right before the statement hit, but by the time I noticed he had already paid the balance down to 1300, however when reviewing the statement, I noticed he bought a ticket for his ex to visit Hong Kong with "My" card. In a drunken angry rage, I canceled all of the tickets thru expedia. He text me and said he was filing a civil suit against me for canceling the flights. Does he have a chance at winning? I've thus frozen the account and am still stuck with 1330 worth of charges he's racked up? I'm pretty sure that the flights i canceled were nonrefundable, but we had discussed verbally that he would only use it for amazon, itunes, and the occasional purchase of gold and silver.... (not buying his ex a flight to Hong Kong!)
Anyone can sue anyone for anything. That doesn't mean they will win. If you are the primary card holder then you are the one who has authority over the card. He would have authority to make purchases on it as an authorized user but you would certainly have the right to cancel any purchases. And the nerve of using your card so he could hook up with his ex; I can't imagine any judge ruling in his favor for the loss of those airplane tickets.
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