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Good morning. Yes, Louisiana has a statute of limitations governing this. Under La. Civil Code § 3492 et. seq., the statute of limitations on an open account, which is what a cell phone bill is, is 3 years. In this situation, you should send the collection agency a certified, return receipt requested letter explaining that the statute of limitations has run, that you no longer owe this debt and demand they immediately cease and desist allfurther efforts to contact you and/or anyone else to collect this debt. Informthem that any efforts to do otherwise will constitute a violation of the FairDebt Collection Practices Act and that you will report each and every violationto the Federal Trade Commission. Each violation carries at least a $1,000 fine,so that should be the end of things for you.
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