on my credit report, they show up, does that mean this could go on forever, as long as the "collections" keep getting passed around? do I have no hope in getting better credit later? can they do this?? I thought after 4 years, the stature (Spelling??) of limitations is over and can no longer collect, then in 7 yrs the debt is 'erased'. but if they keep passing on the collections, this will be never ending, the 4 years will never be up, right? sign me as confused, I cant make heads or tails of this situation. Any help is greatly appreciated and please email me, I dont always get a chance to come back to this board. thanks!!!