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Risk and reward when adding brother as an account holder

Dear Experian,

I have good credit. My brother’s credit is bad due to the recession and losing his job. I am letting him use my credit card, which he is paying on time. What would happen to my credit scores if I added his name and info to my credit card? What would happen to his credit scores?


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