Is it legal for a debt collector to not notify you of a debt from 7 years ago?

Full Question:

Is it legal for a debt collector to not notify you of a debt from 7 years ago?
04/06/2017   |   Category: Debts and Credit   |   State: Pennsylvania   |   #35276

Answer:

If the debt is barred by the Statute of Limitations that is a defense and you could advise them not to contact you again or you will file a claim under the Fair Debt Collections Practices Act if the debt is barred.