If a debt is charged off to you still have to pay it?
Yes. A charge off does not cancel the debt, it is still valid and collectible by whatever means is available to the creditor, including but not limited to a lawsuit.
What if your car was repossessed and the lien holder charged it off but sold the debt to someone else?
After a debt has been charged off can a third party start collection on the debt 2 years after the debt was charged off?
Yes, because all that charged off debt is just charged off by the original lender, not for the entire world. They will sell it for some amount of money to collections agencies in orde to get something and write off the balance of the debt on their taxes as a loss which you have to in turn enter charged off debt as income unless you pay it back. The collection agency starts the process all…
The term 'charge off' does not define the debt as invalid and uncollectible. The term is something that creditors use to signify a debt is in collection status which relates (in a roundabout way) to taxation purposes. One should always honor their debts when it is at all possible. Not paying a 'charged off' debt can subject the debtor to collection action from third parties and/or a civil suit.
If you pay on charged off accounts are you throwing money away since no one is trying to collect on them?
Just because an account is charge-off does NOT mean the debt is not being collected upon or that the debt is expunged. Charge-off accounts are often sold to collectin agencies or junk debt buyers who will subsequently try to collect on it. Paying a charged-off debt will not help your credit scores. A status of 'paid charge-off' or 'paid collection' is still a negative. A mortgage lender may look more favorably upon accounts like these…
No, the vehicle will be sold at auction and after expenses are paid, any money left will be applied to the loan amount. You will still be responsible for the remaining amount of the loan. If you don't pay off the remaining amount of the loan, the debt will be turned in to a collection agency and possibly court action will be initiated.
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A debt being designated as a "charge off" does not mean the debt is not valid and collectible. Collection of the debt will still be pursued either through an agency contracted by the original creditor or a third party purchaser. The creditor/collector has the option of filing a lawsuit against the debtor to recover monies owed as well as using common collection practices such as telephone and written correspondence.