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How long after a *debt* can you be chased for it for?

(6 Posts)
wangle99 Fri 26-Jun-09 16:38:25

I had a letter today from O2 apparently I owe £56.99 for a phone that was disconnected during 2005. I don't remember owing any money and am usually very hot on paying things off when contracts end (to prevent this happening!).

I am going to phone them and ask them for statements showing exactly how I owe this.

Can they just out of the blue chase me for this 4 years down the line?

LovelyRitaMeterMaid Fri 26-Jun-09 16:47:35

I think debts can be chased for up to either 6 or 7 years.

raisinbran Fri 26-Jun-09 18:03:27

Yes I think its 6 years however phone do not write because once you have made contact the 6 years starts over again!

mummygogo Fri 26-Jun-09 19:34:42

I think it is 6 years

dilemma456 Fri 26-Jun-09 22:37:07

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dilemma456 Fri 26-Jun-09 22:38:36

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