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2005-09-30 06:21:50
2005-09-30 06:21:50

7 to 10 yrs from the time it appeared initially on your credit. Contact original creditor & see if they will help you with a letter saying there was a billing error, send the letter if you can get one to the collection company & have them remove the collection account for it was entered in error. Cry a lot and ask for mercy.

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