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Do you still need to pay a company if you are paying a collection agency for the charged off debt?

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2008-10-25 19:06:50
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No, as they are the legal agent of the original Creditor and the arrangements made with the collection agency are binding on the original Creditor.

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how to get rid of the money that you owe from collection agency without paying them and become good credit again

Once the debt. has been charged off and sold to a outside collection source you must talk to them.

No! The only obligation of the collection agency regarding a debt is to accurately report the debt...i.e. balance outstanding, current status, and payment history. However, if you are paying or contemplating paying a collection agency, it would be wise to negotiate a positive outcome...i.e. the total removal of the account from your credit profile in exchange for payment. This should be negotiated prior to paying the collection agency and the agreement should be in writing.

collection i believe is a company that sets you on a payment plan to make it easier for you to pay. charge off you will never beable to get credit it is paid off but you will never be able to get a loan To my knowledge, charge off means the business charged it off as a loss and collection means they are pursuing the person for the money or paying an agency to pursue the person for the money.

When You owe money to a collection agency via: bank, credit card, hospital, ect... for not paying them the collection agency will take the money directly from your paycheck if you continue to not pay.

when a company "sells" a bad debt to a collection agency it is at a fraction of the total bill due. So, if you have a bad debt to American express in the amount of $10,000, more than likely it was sold to the collection agency for 2-3000. The remainder can be written off by American Express on the taxes that are filed by the company. What you can do is contact the collection agency after saving 40% of the debt (or 4000) and offer to negotiate a settlement. If you settle for $4000.00 you are saving $6000 and the collection agency is making 50-100% profit on the bad debt. This what the debt settlement companies do - no sense in paying the settlement company fees when we can negotiate ourselves.

No, not unless you pay the full required payments without default, which is the same as paying for the card normally. Once you default on a payment your credit rating starts to drop.

in most cases your original crediter, say sears, charged off your account and then turned it over to a collection company. the collection co bugged you and you paid the amount owed. in this way you did pay in full but prior to paying in full Sears charged it off as a bad debt. the collection company got 50 60% of the total amount you paid.

Paying a collection agency may not be the best way to repair your credit or protect your privacy. There are situation that you may find your self in and have to pay a collection agency to to accomplish a short term goal such as buying or refinancing a home. If you are just in general collection agency hell then paying may do you more harm than good. While I would NEVER PAY A COLLECTION AGENCY. How you wish to handle your individual situation is a personal choice. If you do need to pay them off make sure you do it in a way to not cost you future heart ache and pain...

Well after 6 years of not paying a dime to household bank the account has been charged off and the collection company is sueing me.

you "satisfy" a judgment by paying balance in full or settlement. but understand that once a judgment has been issued by a court then there can be no one else that does this.

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.

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.

It is more likely the car will be repossessed by the lending agency, if you have defaulted on the loan. You may also be charged criminally. If you simply took a car without paying for it, this is classified as grand theft auto and, if caught, you will be charged criminally.

NO. If you are paying a little at a time they can not garnish wages. The collection agency can not garnish your wages.The only agency that can do that is the Internal Revenue Service. It is better to pay the account in full when settleing a debt it show's on you credit report that you took a settlement. 50.00 a month try that toward your outstanding balance and pay more if you can.

First and foremost, you need to find out who owns the debt. Call up the bank and tell them that you would like to make payment arrangements. If they still own the debt, you will be transferred to someone who will be able to help you. If the bank sold the debt to a collection agency, they should be able to give you their contact info. Call the collection agency and set up payment arrangements with them.

if collection agency is not from your lender, but third party, then you need to fax them proof of your payments to your lender or financial insitution and have them send you a letter stating that they will not report you to credit bureau. and also have them contact the collection agency you are making payments. asian623 http://www.myspace.com/scionturboracing

Yes they can and they probably will. if you are concerned about your credit profile, it would not be a good idea to stop paying.

If you legally incurred the debt then you are responsible for it until it is paid. A company other than the company to which you were originally indebted may purchase the rights to your debt and you are responsible for paying them. There is no time limit on that debt. A collection agency can legally pursue you until the debt is paid in full. However, there is a time limit on the negative consequences of not paying the debt. In most circumstances that limit is seven years. Seven years from the time you became delinquent with your original creditor. Whether or not your debt was purchased by a collection agency, it should not be reported on your credit report or affect your credit score after seven years. The only time the debt could reappear is if you take an action on it. For example: In 1997 you applied for and received a store credit card and charged $1000 in merchandise. You did not pay the bill and after their attempts to collect the debt fail, the store sells your debt to a collection agency in 1998. That agency sells your debt to another agency in 2000. In the meantime, you pay all your bills on time and have an otherwise spotless credit history. In 2004 your $1000 debt will no longer appear on your credit report and your credit score will be higher because the old debt is no longer figured in the calculation. The collection agency is not doing anything illegal by contacting you regarding your debt. But it is no longer affecting your credit rating. In 2007 you pay $500 toward the debt. Your credit report would reflect you have a $500 debt to the collection agency and your credit score would drop. I hope this answered your question.

Yes, especially if the arrangement is with a debt collection agency and not the original company. That you're paying the bill is good, but the history of having trouble paying it and the bill going into collections will be reported on your credit history.

The only person that can accept payment once an account has been charged off is the purchasing agent. When a collection agency purchases your debt, they purchase all legal rights to it, including any payments made towards the account. If you were to pay the original creditor after a chargeoff, they are required to forward that payment to the purchasing agency and this can be a rather lengthy process. Understand that many debts that go to collections are interest bearing and the longer a payment takes to get to the correct party, the more you may be paying in the end.

It is important to pay bills on time, every month. A collection agency calls to help a person with their finances and with paying their past-due bill, they stop calling when it is obvious they are not getting what they need, and they need to send it to a persons credit.?รฆ

No! You need to be careful if considering paying the collection agency. At that point it will start the 7 years entry. Bad credit remains on a credit report 7 years from the last date of activity, in other words, the date you make a payment. Make sure you negotiate a deletion prior to paying any collection account. Source: Credit Bible by Phil Turner.

It could be as simple as the Parole Office referring the unpaid balance to a collection agency or as serious as extension of the period of parole.


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