Can old eviction hurt my credit?
(Lodi, CA, San Joaquin County)
My husband and I were evicted from a home we rented in Modesto, CA back in July of 2001. I saw that the judgment fell off our credit record last year. Now we are receiving notices from a new collection agency trying to collect the debt (almost 10 years after it was incurred). My question is: will this new activity from this new collection agency cause the debt to show up back on our credit record. They sent us an official looking paper from the court but I noticed that the paper is not embossed with the court seal, is not signed by a court official, and has "Legal Solutions Plus" printed on the bottom, which leads me to believe that the paper was produced by the collection agency.
However, I do not know the actual legality of being served by mail with this paper. Any information concerning what I have stated will be helpful and appreciated.