Q: I have a really old debt. What do I do if I am contacted about it?
A: Some collection agencies will contact you about old debts. They are trying to get you to pay it even if the statute of limitations has expired. What do you do? It is important that you do not verify the debt or make any payments. This may restart the statute of limitations. If you are contacted about an old debt, call an attorney. You may be able to make it go away with just a few letters.