How do I clear charge-off on my credit report that I was only the authorised user?

I recently found out I had a charge-off from a credit card company on an account that I was an authorised user on years ago. The account belonged to my ex-boyfriend. Since we broke up, I had never used the card nor received any communication from the card company obviously – the statements were not sent to my address. So now that is on my credit report. Should I contact the card company to clear it up – I was told that contacting them will “refresh” the debt and bad influence.

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