My mother has passed away around 3 months ago. She had added me to all her credit cards. Now that she is no more alive, all her creditors are calling me for payments. Am I responsible for the payments? A debt collection agency from Vernon, Alabama called me yesterday. The collector is telling that I need to pay off all the debts. I'm still in college. What should I do in this situation?
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