Kartenmissbrauch

English translation: credit card abuse ?

16:53 Jul 6, 2000
German to English translations [Non-PRO]
Bus/Financial
German term or phrase: Kartenmissbrauch
mentioned in a balance sheet - a sum has been set aside to cover the threat of charges they may incur due to this.
English translation:credit card abuse ?
Explanation:
Just a guess - it's impossible to say without any more context. However, since you refer to a "threat of charges they may incur", something like the abuse of stolen credit cards might make sense if the balance sheet is that of a financial institution. In the US, the cardholder is responsible for a minimal amount in charges (I think it's $50) if his card is stolen and he reports the theft promptly to the issuer. Any additional charges on the stolen card are then the responsibility of the issuing bank.
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Ulrike Lieder (X)
Local time: 23:20
Grading comment
This fits the context exactly - suddenly it all makes sense! Many thanks for your help.
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Ulrike Lieder (X)


  

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credit card abuse ?


Explanation:
Just a guess - it's impossible to say without any more context. However, since you refer to a "threat of charges they may incur", something like the abuse of stolen credit cards might make sense if the balance sheet is that of a financial institution. In the US, the cardholder is responsible for a minimal amount in charges (I think it's $50) if his card is stolen and he reports the theft promptly to the issuer. Any additional charges on the stolen card are then the responsibility of the issuing bank.

Ulrike Lieder (X)
Local time: 23:20
Native speaker of: German
PRO pts in pair: 3525
Grading comment
This fits the context exactly - suddenly it all makes sense! Many thanks for your help.
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