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QLD Can I Be Pursued in Australia for Old NZ Debt?

Discussion in 'Debt and Bankruptcy Law Forum' started by kimmy, 17 June 2015.

  1. kimmy

    kimmy Member

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    I am in Australia on permanent residency, and I was born in NZ. Approx 10 years ago, I lived back there and got a credit card. I paid the balance each month until I decided to move back to Australia. Unfortunately I did not get work for a while and the debt obviously went to debt collection (approx $3000).

    I have heard that Detectives went looking for me at my family members home in NZ. They were looking for me in relation to bank fraud. I rang the local police in NZ but they didn't have any information. I'm not sure what to do from here. I have no contact details of these people. It was so long ago. I regret not sorting it out sooner. These people said if I try to get Australian citizenship, I'd be deported back to NZ, and if I returned I'd be arrested. I need to go back for a visit, but am worried. I've lived most of my life in Australia and I am concerned about the repercussions of my stupidity. Please help. Thanks.
     
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    Sarah J Well-Known Member

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  3. Pete Evans

    Pete Evans Well-Known Member

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    " I'm not sure what to do from here. "

    Kimmy ,hows about contacting your original credit card firm and offering to repay your debt ?
    Surely a little honesty will go along way to rectifying the situation ?
    I think I'd start by using a P.O box for reply mail or a hidden internet acct with a yahoo style email address .

    I'm not qualified to offer a view but if more folks were honest to start with wouldn't the world be a better place .
    cheers PE
     
  4. kimmy

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    Thanks Pete and Sarah for taking the time to reply. Pete, you are correct and other than this, I have always been an honest person. I feel terrible about it and I plan to rectify it and make things right. Cheers
     
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