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Yes they can. Most department stores or larger business' have a collection agency at hand and they are basically "the goon squad" that tries to get their money back for them. Although they won't break your legs, they can hound the heck out of you, make life miserable and even have your wages garnished. Put this $100 in perspective: You are running a business and have millions of dollars tied up in it. If you neglected to go after $100 every time you turned around that adds up fast. It may not seem fair to you, but it is. Put it in this perspective: You loaned a friend $100 which they didn't pay back. Then you loaned 4 other friends $100 each and they didn't pay you back. That adds up to $500 and most people would flip out losing the $100. When you loan money from a banking institution you are borrowing other people's money and when you put something on a credit card you are borrowing their money as well. If you can't afford cash, then you shouldn't be using a credit card with the exception of emergencies such as your car breaking down, etc. It shouldn't be used to go wild buying clothes, cars, or just plain having fun. In the United States there are billions of dollars tied up in credit card debt and Canadians are flying in the same direction. That's why Credit Card Companies want you to join their nice little business ... they make billions of all of us! Marcy It's possible, but not likely. Collectors generally use this as leverage to get the borrower to pay what is due. This almost always pertains to things such as book or record clubs or other such types of transactions.

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Q: Can a collection agency report a debt for less than 100 to the credit bureau?
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Is there a dollar amount for collection agency's to report to the credit bureau?

A collection agency can report you to the credit bureau for any amount of money. There are agencies that will report for amounts under a hundred dollars.


How does a company report someone to the credit bureau?

The original creditor either sells the debt to a collection agency or the collection agency may aquire the debt on a contingency basis. At any rate once the account is in collections 30 days from the date of turn over the collection agency has the right to report the account to the credit bureau. Accounts are sent to the credit bureau via internet with encrypted files.


If vehicle was repossessed in 2004 but ex spouse stopped paying consistently in 1999 What date must the collection agency report to the credit bureau?

The collection agency typically does not report to the credit bureaus, the original lender does. Lenders report to the bureaus, collection agencies collect on delinquent debt.


If you settle an old credit card debt with a collection agency paying the negotiated price in full will the collection agency remove the collection from your credit report?

No the collection will not be removed from the credit report. They will show it paid in full.


How many times can a collection agency inquire on your credit report?

Unless you have given a collection agency written permission to pull a full credit report they are in violation of credit laws.


How do you get paid collection accounts removed from your credit report?

Removing Paid Accounts from a Credit ReportIf you haven't paid your collection account(s) yet, negotiate with the collection agency. State that you plan to pay in full, and that you want them to agree to remove the item from your credit report. If you've paid, and the item remains on your report, go to the credit bureau and dispute the item that has been paid. It's a good chance that the collection agency has purged your record and therefore will NOT verify a dispute investigation from the credit bureau. If the credit bureau doesn't receive verification from the collection agency in thirty days, they are obligated by law to delete the item from your credit report. Only the collection agency or the credit bureaus can remove collections off your credit report. You can either negotiate with the collectiona agency or dispute it to the credit bureaus.


How do you find out from a collection agency who sent you to them for collection when you never was notified that you were in collection you discovered it on your credit report?

File a dispute with the credit reporting agency.


Collection agency laws?

if a collection agency has not bought out my debt from the original company can the collection agency look up my credit report?


What agency can produce a report about your past and present credit activity?

a credit bureau


Can a collection agency continue to report a collection account to the credit bureau after the account is sold to another collection agency?

No, once a collection agency relinquishes their claim to the account by selling it they must remove all negative trade lines related to that account from your credit reports. Hope this helps ST


Can an unpaid ambulance bill hurt your credit?

Yep! If the ambulance company turns your account over to a collection agency that agency might report the collection on your credit. Medical collections are the most common type of collection on a credit report.


How do you remove collections from credit report?

You can remove collections from your credit report by disputing them to the credit bureaus. The credit bureaus have 30 days to verify your collection with the collection agency or it must be removed from your credit report.


Can a collection agency for a parking ticket be put on your credit report?

It wount be a collection aggency. But the city can put a judgment on your credit report that will effect your credit score.


How can you mend your credit after a paid collection?

Only the credit bureaus the collection agency can remove a collection from your credit report. The collection agency won't do it now since it is paid and they have no reason to. You can dispute it to the credit bureaus and ask for verification on the account. They will have 30 days to verify the items or it must be removed from your credit report.


How do you get a charge-off removed from your credit report after you have paid it in full?

You should send notification to the collection agency you paid in full. They will have the status changed. Carbon Copy the credit bureau.


What does it mean when your credit report states that you have a paid closed collection account on you credit report?

The original account with a normal credit company went to a third party collection agency. Only after it went to the collection agency was the debt paid and then the account closed.


If a debt has been paid to the original creditor and they recall it from their collection agency will a dispute succeed in having it removed from the credit report?

Hard to say. Disputing the collection after you pay off the creditor could still come back as 'verified' from the credit bureaus simply because the collection did happen. If the collection agency does not respond to the credit bureau's query, then the entry will be removed.


If a second collection agency takes over a unpaid debt can they have that collection put on your report?

Yes the second collection will be placed on the credit report. But they will remove the first collection agency off the report. In some states it is against the law to be double billed by two collection agency for the same debt.


What happens if you do not pay a collection agency?

if a collection agency isn't paid, the debt can be put on a persons credit report. The collection agency can also choose to garnish a persons paycheck.


How do you find the collection agency's contact information if the reference on your credit report says only 'medical collection account'?

Contact the credit reporting agency from where you got the report. They have the contact information and can provide that to you upon request.


Are you asking a collection agency to falsify your report if you ask them to remove a paid account from your credit report?

no.


How do you report someone who owes you money to the credit reporting agencies?

If you are not a company that reports unpaid debts to the credit bureau's, you can turn the debt over to a collection agency who does report. The other way is to obtain a judgment against them and it will automatically be reported by the courts.


How do you find out what financial institution issued a credit card when the account number is not on your credit report?

Call the Credit report agency that pulled your credit from the Bureau's and ask them to look at the back of the credit report where it says inquiries.


Can a collection agency make inquiries on your credit report before placing it's debt?

== == Collection agencies do not have the legal right to pull your credit report unless you gave them permission.


What exactly is a 3 bureau credit report?

A 3 bureau credit report, refers to a credit report that contains all the credit scores of an individual, from the leading three credit bureau companies.