Utility bill placed on my credit report that is not mine?
(San Diego, CA)
I was renting a home in CA but the gas bill was not in my name, it was under another persons name who was living with me. I left the property because I got deployed for 8 months in the military, but upon my return I checked my credit score and noticed that there was a collection for the bill. The gas company never had my name or social security number so I have no idea were they got my information. The other person never paid the final bill when we left and some how the gas company placed it on my credit report? Is it legal for the management company who I was renting from to give the gas company my information like my name and social security number? Also is there anything I can do to get this charge of my credit report completely because it made my score drop 57 points!