Electric company transferring old balance to new acct?

I have an outstanding balance from January 2009 with my elecric company for 410 dollars. I live in Pennsylvania I moved and turned on new service and have lived here 2 years and they never said anything, today i get a letter saying my old balance of 410 will be transferred to my new acct? Can they do that?

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Oct 18, 2011
Electric company transferring old balance to new acct?
by: Debtcollectionanswers.com

Yes, the utility can do what it has done. You still owe the money on your former account and the utility continues has the right to collect that money. Also, it is entitled to sue you for the money because the statute of limitations on unpaid utility debt in PA is 6 years (starting on the date of your last payment on the account).

I recommend that you work out a way to pay your past due utility account. Otherwise, you could jeopardize the continuation of your service with the utility and you may be sued as well. Contact the utility to see if you can work out a payment plan for paying off the past due amount over time if you cannot afford to pay it in a lump sum.

Good luck.

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