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If a debt listed on your credit report was sold from one collection agency to another and you paid the debt with the new agency can the old agency still be marked as a debt on your credit report?


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2006-07-13 23:33:38
2006-07-13 23:33:38

If the old collection company is still showing the debt being owed, it can usually be taken care of by supplying to them evidence of the payoff of the debt with the other agency. Should that not work, order your credit report on line (from whichever bureau is reporting it) and then instigate an on-line dispute. You'll have to supply to them evidence the debt is paid and then they'll handle it from there. This procedure usually takes 30 - 45 days to clear up.

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Yes Once a collection account is reported to your credit history, its origin no longer matters. If money is owed and it gets listed with a credit reporting agency as a collection account, it affects the main factor in your credit score: Payment history. See www.myfico.com/CreditEducation/WhatsInYourScore.aspx for details of a FICO score.

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Your best bet is send a certified letter to the agencies who have your debt listed. Be polite and give them 30 days notice to remove the negative information. After 30 days have expired run another credit report to see if they removed the information. If the negative information is not removed you should file small claims judgment against the credit-reporting agency.

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The date that is of the most importance is the DLA, which is used if it pertains to the state SOL. The opening account date can be disputed and possibly amended, but it will not affect the validity of the debt or prohibit the collection process.

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Answer Yes, if you have an outstanding balance due and especially if you provided your social security number on your application. The collection agency will then identify any accounts that have additional pertinent information such as social security number (if not provided), phone numbers and alternate points of contact. The agency will then attempt to collect the outstanding balance. If they fail to collect the debt, the delinquent account will be listed to your credit bureau. When you apply for any future loan, revolving account or have any one check your bureau for credit worthiness (i.e. apartment, cell phone or utility company) your college course debt will be listed as an unpaid debt. The debt may have also accrued interest, late fees and the collection agency fees.


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