Can a collection agency report the same collection account under 2 different account numbers on your credit report?
Yes actually they sell the account to differant collectors and will continue to blemish your rating until it is paid in full/ settlement or you request the item to be removed for lack of authenticity
Do you need to include account numbers for both the collection agency and the original creditor on your bankruptcy form?
Can a collection agency continue to report a collection account to the credit bureau after the account is sold to another collection agency?
What does it mean when your credit report states that you have a paid closed collection account on you credit report?
No, it is illegal for a collection agency to garnish or freeze your account for any reason. The only way your account can be garnishes is if you owe taxes or child support. If a collection agency threatens to do this, tell them that you are aware of the Credit Reporting Laws on this matter (there is legal ground for this matter).
Original creditors sale their accounts to collection agencies when the account has been past due and they have not effectively collected. At that time, the original creditor will charge off the balance from their accounts receivable and turn the account over to a collection agency. When the collection agency collects the debt, a portion of the amount received is paid the the collection agency and the remainder is returned to the original creditor as profit.
Once the delinquent account has been turned over to a collection agency the physicians office should do what?
If your account is sold to a collection agency how to do you find out when it was sold and how old the account is?
When the collection agency contacts you, they have to give you the opportunity to request information concerning the debt. You will have thirty days to send a written request to dispute the debt. And to ask for confirmation of the original creditor, the amount owed, when the account was remanded to the agency, etc.
What do you do if an account was turned over to a collection agency but the original creditor accepted your payment in full?
Contact the original creditor. Provide proof of your payment. They need to retract the account from the collection agency. The account could have been sold to the collection agency or simply assigned to them. For your purposes, it does not matter which situation applies. You paid the original creditor and your credit report needs to reflect this. After they do what they need to do to get the account back; you then dispute the entries…
You had a credit card account which they charged off and sold to a collection agency ca Now you have that charge off which carries a balance and a CA collecting on the same debt What could you do?
It is unlikely that the account was "sold" to a collection agency. Rather, the agency was contracted to recover the debt. The "charge off" of the account only affects the original creditor, and represents a loss reported against the company's taxes. If the collection agency has attempted to recover the debt and has been unable to, the original creditor will likely pull back the account and refer it to another agency in hopes of greater…
Looking for a Collection Agency, involves to know what type of debt collection service is need it. For Commercial Collections or Consumer Collections it can be found on sites that regulate the collection industry like: The Commercial Law League of America ('CLLA'), ACA International Also is very important when you choose a Collection Agency look for an agency that is familiar with the collection laws on the state that apply the bad account.
Can a collection agency charge interest on an account they bought and do you have to pay them since you never entered into a contract with them?
Sorry but yes they can. In the original contract there was a clause about what actions could be taken if you defaulted on the agreement and one of those actions is that the account could be turned over to a collection agency. So, even though you didn't directly enter into a contract with the collection agency you agreed to abide by the contract and the collection agency now legally owns the contract. It works the…
This depends on the collection agency, but the age of the account, the location of the debt (that regulate collection laws by the state), play a big role. The older the account the higher the percentage that goes to the collection agency the percentage is negotiated between the agency and the client(this is a fact, part of a previous job).ive seen between 10% and some as high as 40%. which if you have a bill…
Is it better to pay original creditor who still owns account or debt collection agency who is collecting for original creditor?
Paying the collection agency will clear up your account much quicker and some creditors will return the payment to you if you send it directly to them. Most creditors sign a contract with a collection agency and cannot discuss the debt with the debtor once they place it with the agency, they must refer all correspondence, communications and payments to the agency for the life of that contract.
If you refuse to pay a doctor referred by a 'if we do not win you do not pay' lawyer who took a car accident case will it hurt your credit?
Is the doctor going to turn the account over to a collection agency? A collection account would hurt your credit. Is the collection agency going to sell the account to another agency, thus extending the time period it shows on your credit report? If they do, it could hurt your credit for an even longer period of time.
Collection agencies are usually retained by the establishment that you owe the defaulted debt to, if the borrower ( person in debt) does not want to work with the collection agency handling their debt, the collection agency will then document the account as a refusal then send the account back to the original lender then they will garnish your wages until the life of the loan is paid off.
This is a misnomer. When an account is sent to debt collections, the collection agency does not typically own it. They are simply acting on the part of the lender or creditor. When judgment is sought on a bad debt, it is the lender who is suing. They are perhaps doing so through the collection agency and the lawyer they have under contract, but it is not the collection agency who is suing.
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.
I presume your question is "how did your debt wind-up at a collection agency". There are 2 methods: (1) the original creditor sold your account to an agency for a price that is a fraction of the outstanding balance on the account (so the collection agency now is your creditor legally), (2) the original creditor contracted with a collection agency to get you to make more payment on the debt than you have while interacting…
No. A collection agency has no legal authority. They can refer the account to a collections attorney who can then file a lawsuit for the debt owed. Yes! A collection agency has the right to file a lawsuit as the assigned creditor under the agreement that you signed when applying for the credit card.
Can a collection agency take nintey percent of the money in your joint checking account and savings account?
A collection agency can take 100% of the money in your joint banking accounts, regardless of who deposited it. If the debt is owed, and there are assets in the name of the debtor, those assets are in jeopardy. It is not easy to hide these even by trying to shelter them in an account with someone else's name. If the asset exists, it will be found in most cases, and a collection agency that…
Can a creditor or collection agency access another family member's bank account for debt collection?
Assuming you mean "pay" instead of "pat," the answer is no. However, if the debt is yours - you can be sued for it. And if the collection agency wins, you can have your wages garnished or your checking account. Keep in mind that each state has a different statute of limitations (SOL) for debt, and collection agencies often try to collect on debt that is past the SOL. Once it is past the SOL…
If a collection account was sold to another collection agency is it correct that they should both show up on your credit report as late payments?
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 many times and how often can a collection agency post an account to your credit report as a charge off?
If a Payday Loan company hires a collection agency to collect on your account they can send your account to an attorney to collect the amount of the loan and any NSF fees that you have accumulated. However, it is stated at the bottom of your contract that if you close your checking account that the loan is made from, that you can be charged with fraud.