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I Was Working in the UAE But Medical Issues Caused Me to Stop Paying. – Gijo

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“Dear Jon, I was working in UAE for 2 years from 2007 to 2009 and i left uae without cancelling my visa and i had credit card and bank loan. I got another job in GCC soon and i was repaying loan and creditcard. Suddenly my baby had some medical issues and my repayment stopped. Loan was 21000.00 and credit ... Read More »

Moved to Canada from Dubai but Left Debt Behind. Collectors Threatening to Deport Me to Philippines

“Dear Steve, Two (2) years ago I moved here in Canada from Dubai, UAE leaving around AED 85,000 of credit card and personal loan liabilities, which now has an outstanding balance of AED 110,000. I accumulated this amount of credit since I lost my job twice. The first one is for six months and second one is for seven months. ... Read More »

I Can’t Go Home Because of the Job Market? – Louise

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“Hi Guy , you have no idea how lucky we are to have you help everyone in dire situations . I live in dubai I can not got back home at the moment beacuse of the job market back home . I had lost my job in Dunai in 2009 and suffered for one year with no income all my ... Read More »

I’m Ready to Settle My Debt in Dubai. I Live in India. – Niki

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“Dear Steve, i used to live and work in dubai. In 2009 after the market crashed, i had lost my job and had to come back to india. In dubai i had credit cards from different banks. Few cards i had used in dubai and after coming back to india my financial situation was not good. So i had used ... Read More »

Will Interpol Arrest My Fiancé for Her Bad Debt? – Steve

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“Dear Steve, My Fiancee worked in the UAE a year ago and for family reasons left to come back to US in March 2011. She had 10,000 (us currency) debt on a CC she left and never paid. In Feb 2012 she took a job in Maylasia and she is getting very threating letters. She realizes the issues in UAE ... Read More »

Can I Get My Dubai Debts Forgiven Now That I’m in India and Divorced? – Sheeba

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Dear Sir, This is Sheeba. I lived in Dubai from April 2007 till November 2008. I have pending loans and credits in Dubai. Briefly, these loans and credits were forced by my husband for his personal use. He promised to clear it saying he wanted to start a business in Dubai. He could not apply himself as he wasn’t eligible ... Read More »

How Can I Get My UAE Bank to Give Me More Time to Settle My Debts? – Sahil

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I have a personal loan from a bank and credit cards from two different banks. All the payments are due for the last couple of months due to my change in job. I am still in UAE and the bank is following me to pay the due amount. I need another month to settle the dues. Please advise me how ... Read More »

Will my UAE debt chase me in Canada? – Saif

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I am working in uae and accumulated debt upto $150k and not in a position to service the payments in near future. since the situation is to come , i am planning to mover to canada as i am permanent resident and living there though i belong to india. now please advice me , where the banks can chase me ... Read More »

I have a Uk company chasing me for Dubai debt. – Sian

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Hi steve, I have debt in dubai of 10,000 AED and has now accumulated to 36,000 AED (because of interest) I have just recieved a letter from a UK company acting on behalf of UAE to recover debt. Is their anything the UK can do to me? Or any legal advise I should get? They are threatening me with Interpol ... Read More »

How can I avoid getting arrested in the airport in UAE because of a cheque placed there?

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me and my husband used to have a company in Dubai, however the company bankrupt and we canceled it later on, there is this one cheuqe written in my husbands name and the receipt was in my name the man after he got paid and me and my husband left Dubai placed the cheuqe at the airport !! will i ... Read More »

Will I Go to Prison in Dubai for My Father’s Debt? – Noor

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My father has been trying to run a trading company in UAE for the past 15 years. Things have always been tough but have become a real mess after the recession. To help me out , my father had added my name as a partner in the trade license (17% share). This helped me with immigration as a single mother ... Read More »

DUBAI CREDIT CARD DEBT – Joseph

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Hi.. I am Joseph. I seek your good advice to know something about dubai credit card debt. I use to work in dubai from 2006-2008 and while this tenure I hold a credit card of a local bank and as the world knows in the financial crisis of dubai most of the indian and other countries expats lost their jobs ... Read More »

How Do I Get My Tenant in Dubai to Pay His Rent if His Cheques Are Bad? – Bwana

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My tenant in Dubai is in the middle of a one year tenancy agreement under which four post dated cheques were issued. Only one cheque has been honoured and two have bounced. I have sent him numerous polite requests to pay in cash. No answer. I am an absentee UK landlord of an apartment in JLT (Dubai) and two rent ... Read More »

Personal Loan taken in Dubai, Back to India after Job Loss. – Dev

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Hello Steve, I know you have been flooded with similar questions. But still I need your advice. I had Personal Loan in Dubai amounting AED 60000 and I lost my job. I returned to India then after a year I was chased by Recovery Agents. Since its a large amount there is no way i can pay it off. I ... Read More »

American With UAE Dubai Credit Card Debt is Worried About Interpol. – Lisa

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“Dear Steve, I am an American who was working in the uae for six months and in that time I accrued credit card debt in the approximate amount of $10,000USD. This is probably an overestimate, but definetly not an underestimate. I could not stand the working conditions in the UAE so I fled the country leaving behind my credit card ... Read More »

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