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I Work for a Non-Profit and Provide Financial Education. – Talena

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“Dear Steve, I work for a non profit company and provide financial education. I have come to a conclusion on bankruptcy and I wanted your opinion. I have a client who fell sick three years ago, and her credit report shows this. All her bills were not payed all in the same month and year. In California, the statue of ... Read More »

Did I Screwup When I Made One Payment On An Old Debt? – Dave

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“Dear Steve, I have an old debt. It is more than six years old. The collection agency says that they can still collect since I have made a partial payment to them. There is nothing in writing between us. I live in Michigan and the statue of limitations is six years. Did the SOL clock start ticking again when I ... Read More »

I Have a Zombie Debt. I Paid a Debt Off That They Want to Collect On Again. – Dawne

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Dawne “Dear Steve, I was contacted recently about a debt that I had three years ago. I paid some on it according to the debt collector but I thought I had paid all of it because for the past three years I have not had any contact from them at all. I saw something about statue of limitations and was ... Read More »

Statute of Limitations Talk at FTC. Tricks of Collecting on Out of SOL Debt Described.

On December 4, 2009 the Federal Trade Commission held a roundtable discussion, actually it was more of a big U) about protecting the consumer in debt collection litigation and arbitration. As they said, “These events examine consumer protection issues in debt collection proceedings against consumers.” If you are the least bit sleepy I don’t recommend that you try to wade ... Read More »

I Ran Into a Rough Time and Defaulted on All My Credit Cards. – Scott

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“Dear Steve, About 6 years ago I ran into very rough times and defaulted on all of my credit cards. They were all charged off and my credit was ruined. I was too afraid to file for bankruptcy and opted to do nothing (foolish me). At any rate, I was sued by one creditor for $17,000 but the judge denied ... Read More »

Kansas Statute of Limitations Question. – KansasDebt78

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“Dear Steve, I am currently working on fixing my credit….now I am finding some hiccups My question is fairly simple. I have been back and forth with a well known junk debt buyer. My defense is easy…..SOL has expired. The key problem I am having here is proving that this credit card is indeed considered under the TILA an “open ... Read More »

I Have a 12 Year Old Debt I’m Paying On. – Steve

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“Dear Steve, I leased a ford vehicle about 12 years ago and had some financial issues and had to turn it back in….long story short I have had money taken from my bank account recently and also made payment arrangements to pay an amount each month of $100…are ther any statue of limitations laws that I should be aware of…do ... Read More »

I’ve Ignored My Debt for a Long Time and I’m Not Sure How to Proceed. – Brian

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Brian “Dear Steve, I had about $47K in credit card debt and then lost my job and was sick and in a hospital. I was planning on filing bk, but due to the knew bk laws, I was unable to file bankruptcy. I was out of a job for about a year, and used any income I made to live ... Read More »

I Owe on a Cell Phone Bill for Downloads That Are Not Mine. – L

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L “Dear Steve, There is an outstanding cell phone bill from more than 6 years ago that the phone co kept adding download charges to for a phone number that had been terminated by us. We tried to have the situation resolved and even offered to pay only what we knew we owed if they took the other charges off ... Read More »

Guess What You Might Not Owe? Your Mortgage!

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Under the universal law of what you least expect, it appears that the rabid feeding frenzy of banks to initiate loads of subprime mortgages resulted in sloppy loans and sloppy documentation. Bankruptcy judges, foreclosure courts and lawyers are now getting a bit wiser to the trailing mess created as banks sold and resold pools of securitized mortgages. It appears that ... Read More »

Statute of Limitations and Time-Barred Debts: State Information

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“Time-barred” debts are debts so old they are beyond the point at which a creditor or debt collector may sue you to collect. This is often referred to as debts that are beyond the statute of limitations. State law varies as to when a creditor or debt collector may no longer sue to collect: in most states, the statute of ... Read More »

Beware Of Zombie Debt Collectors

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Beware Of Zombie Debt Collectors Forbes, NY - 15 minutes ago Read "Debt Consolidation Made Easy" to learn five steps to help you get out of debt faster.) The statute of limitations on debts varies by state, ... Read More »

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