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    Does a debt ever go away? Or can they chase you for payment years after the event?
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    • 25th May 10, 10:12 AM
    Does a debt ever go away? Or can they chase you for payment years after the event? 25th May 10 at 10:12 AM
    Hi there!

    Wasn't sure where to post this, so I opted for here!

    A phone company have just got in touch - I estimate around 3yrs after the event, maybe longer - threatening legal action for an unpaid bill. This was in disupte at the time, I thought that they had agreed that I did not owe them any money as they never chased me.

    However, I have suddenly had two letters this week demanding payment. They claim that they have contacted me a number of times and I've ignored them - this just isn't true.

    How long after the 'debt' was accrued do they have to chase it? Can they chase the debt from me after so long?

    My initial reaction is to say I'm not going to pay as I was originally in disupte with them. However, I don't think I have any paperwork (plus just had a fire at home, flaming timing!). I did have many 'debates' with them over hte phone - perhaps they have recordings of those?!

    Help needed quickly please!

    Thanks guys

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