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Can a creditor sell an account charge off and still list a balance owed?

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Answered 2015-07-15 21:36:12

the original creditors claim should drop off and the CA claim stay. Double?? Likely, the unterest and fees are building up. Try to settle this somehow. They WILL deal.

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