Tampa, FL asked in Consumer Law for Florida

Q: Is there a statute of limitations on being sued for debt?

I received a phone call today from a law firm stating I was being sued by a bank for a debt from 2003. The law firm had my social security number, previously used last name, current address and phone number and advised that they'd been contacting me since March, and that collections had exhausted all efforts, I have not received any mail regarding this collection in years, I would venture to say more than ten, they said my wages could be garnished, is this true, can this happen? It has been seventeen years since I owned this credit card,

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Terrence H Thorgaard
Terrence H Thorgaard
  • Freeeport, FL
  • Licensed in Florida

A: Yes, the SOL is generally four years. See:


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