Capital One Financial Corporation Credit card debt complaint on 02/18/2019

Issue

I was sued and a judgement for a 17 year old credit card debt was entered against and they sent the summons to an address that I haven't ever lived at. It was my sister 's old address and a summons was never served there for either of those court dates. My sister said that someone came there in early XX/XX/XXXX and asked if I lived there and she told them that I do not live there and they left. This company was able to locate my current work address for a garnishment order so they should have been able to locate my current address because it's on my credit report and they purposely stated that they sent a summons to the wrong address and I haven't seen proof that someone even signed for that summons. I don't remember this debt and don't feel that I have been able to fairly answer to this. Also if it's 17 years old can I be sued over this? I called the court and they said a judgement was entered against me in XX/XX/XXXX for XXXX and renewed on XX/XX/XXXX and was for XXXX plus XXXX in interest totalling XXXX but I have no knowledge of either of these judgments and the reason I am finding out about this is because a garnishment order was sent to my employer and they informed me. Is there anything I can do to stop this or get this resolved without being garnished. Were my legal rights violated? Wouldn't XX/XX/XXXX even be past the statute of limitations if this debt is 17 years old? I only have 14 days to figure this out according to the court papers. Did this company break a law by not serving me correctly? I called the attorney on this and she said that nothing can be done and they do whatever they need to do to collect this debt. I don't even know if this debt is truly mine. I would like to know my legal rights regarding this. I just found out recently that an ex wife that I've been divorced from for several years still has a credit card with my name on it and I shouldn't be responsible if I didn't create the debt but with such limited information I can't defend myself on this. The only information I have is that the debt is 17 years old and that this company went to court without properly notifying me twice and a judgement against me was made and now I'm being garnished.

Received: 02/18/2019

Debt collection: Credit card debt

Took or threatened negative or legal action: Sued you without properly notifying you of lawsuit

Capital One Financial Corporation Response

This issue was responded to within 15 days by Capital One Financial Corporation

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