Back in the spring 1990 I cosigned a car loan with a now ex boyfriend. Shortly after that he stop making payments and the car was repossessed. I never heard another thing until I went to get a mortgage in 1997 in which it showed up. At that time I contacted the bank in which digging into their records I was told that it had be in default but it was written off. I have never heard another thing about this until yesterday, a collection agency called from Minnesota (I live in Indiana) and stated that I had until Monday to pay off the settlement or I would be summoned to court. He stated that they had purchased the debt and that the ex had made some payments but had stopped back in 2001. They have been trying to contact him by phone, but have been unable to talk to him. I don't have any idea as to the date of the repo or when the car was sold or even when and how many payments were made up to 2001. Is there anything I can do? Do they have the right to demand payment that quickly? He's going to email the info because I asked for proof. Shouldn't have been contacted earlier than this? My phone has remained the same.