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I was wondering how long a company can keep an unpaid bill on your credit history? I heard after seven years they can't come after you anymore. looking for some info. thank you! gn

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You "heard" this information but is your source truly reliable?  Have you taken the time to read the articles on this site since the stated purpose of Credit Karma is to TEACH how credit works and how to build your score?  If you had read the articles here, you would learn about the statute of limitations on collections (which varies by state) and how to negotiate a 'pay for delete' agreement which casn seriously help settling pzst due debts. 

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They can report it for seven years, but as already said, the "statute of limitations" in your state determines how long you are legally on the hook. They can always come after you even after that, but you could send a "cease & desist letter" when the "sol" expires or contact a FDCPA attorney if you are getting harassed.

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