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Can a collection agency garnish wages, It is in the province

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can a collection agency garnish wages
JA: What state is this in? And when did the issue begin?
Customer: It is in the province of New Brunswick, Canada and it is on an unpaid credit card debt
JA: Has anything been filed or reported?
Customer: I think they have filed but I am not sure. I have not received anything in the mail, just threats.
JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?
Customer: I have not responded to this collection agency in at least 5 years and they have not stopped calling me.

Hello! My name is Debra (formerly known as Legal Ease). Thank you for your question. I'm reviewing it now, and will post back again shortly.

I am sorry to hear that you are in a difficult situation.

Did they sue you first?

Customer: replied 1 month ago.
Not that I know of but I think they are planning to. Can they do this and what are my options. Should I be afraid.

When did you go into default with the credit card company?

What I need to know is whether it was more than 6 years ago.

Customer: replied 1 month ago.
I am pretty sure that it has been at least 6 years

Then no you don't have to be afraid. The limitation period for suing is now two years but back then it was 6 years.

If it is past 6 years they cannot sue you.

And they most assuredly cannot garnish your wages unless they sue you first.

I suggest ignoring them from now on.

Does that fully answer your question?

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Customer: replied 1 month ago.
Thank-you for your help. You have put my mind at ease.

You are very welcome.

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Thanks and take good care.

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