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Can a collection agency put a judgment against you for an old credit card debt that is 10 years old?

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2005-10-04 04:12:18
2005-10-04 04:12:18

You need to have a look at the relevant legislation in your state to ascertain where you stand. I would suggest that you contact a financial counsellor who would be familiar with laws in your state to discuss your options. In Victoria, Australia, debts are statute barred after 7 years - UNLESS one makes a payment on demand thereafter, in which case one is again legally liable for the debt that was incurred.

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