Someone Else's Debt Could Ruin Your Credit Rating

04/01/2014 10:54 am ET
  • DAVID DAYEN The New Republic

Last month, Amrit Singh, an adjunct professor at Hostos Community College in the South Bronx, received a letter from the New York City Marshal, advising him that he owed $10,000, due within 20 days. If Singh did not pay, the letter said, money would be garnished from his paycheck. “It got me worried, because I knew I didn’t owe this amount of money,” Singh said.

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