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Here's a new twist in my life that hopefully someone can help with.

I was denied a credit card due to "several" collections showing up on my credit report. I ordered my report and found 10+ parking tickets that the King County (Seattle) sent to collections.

I went through this with the city several years ago. These are not even my tickets - they were from two vehicles that I sold. However, I could not come up with definite proof because I didn't keep sales records.

Anyway -- is it even legal to put a parking ticket on a credit report as an unpaid debt? My idea of an unpaid debt is that it's one I actually promised to pay but didn't. Even if these were my cars, who's to say that I'm the one that was driving (parking)?

I'm stuck on this one -- the credit bureau and the collection agency tell me that each ticket will show up as a collection item for the next 7 years, even if I pay the total due (now $1K+ with fees).

This is the ONLY negative items on my credit. I have a house, a respectable income, and exemplary payment history, yet I can't get an Amex for my business expenses. WOW! Any advice?

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