The statute of limitations on credit card debt in Texas is four years. This statue of limitations means that a creditor cannot sue a debtor over a debt once four years has passed since the last day the debtor made a paym... More » Business & Finance Credit & Lending

According to U.S. federal law the statute of limitations for credit card fraud is five years. After this time period it is impossible for the government to prosecute a credit card fraud offense. More » Government & Politics Crime

State law sets statutes of limitations for debts, which may vary from state to state, according to the Federal Trade Commission. Some states have several statutes of limitations. The applicable law depends on the type of... More » Government & Politics Law Debt Law
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