Can a collection agency collect on a bill that is 10 years old?

by Mike
(Canada)

Can a collection agency collect on a bill that is 10 years old? And as well happened when your identity was stolen?

Ontario Canada.

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Mar 14, 2010
Old debt in California
by: Gerri

Mike,

Thanks for submitting your debt collection question on our Q&A page.

Generally the statute of limitations for most debts in California is four years. In addition, debt collectors are not supposed to sell collection accounts that were the result of identity theft.

I would suggest you contact a consumer law attorney to find out if the collection agency has broken the law. You are in luck - our coauthor Robert Brennan is a California attorney with expertise in debt collection, credit reporting and identity theft laws. You can learn more about him, and get is contact information, at BrennanLaw.com.

Please do let us know what happens OK?

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