Wrong. While it is true that negative items should be deleted after seven years--ten years for bankruptcy--they very rarely are. Of all the complaints I get about credit errors, the most common is that the items in question are more than seven years old. In all honesty, the credit bureaus are not in the business of ensuring accuracy or making sure your items are deleted on time. It's been my experience that these items stay on there until you do something about them.
So, you either need to dispute them yourself or hire someone to do it for you. You can do it yourself. If you don't want to hassle with it, I recommend Lexington Law Firm
Don't think that these items will take care of themselves. You must take the necessary steps to protect your credit, and don't think that nothing can be done. 78% of Americans have errors on their credit reports, and thousands of errors are deleted everyday. Good Luck