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If you ask a collection agency for zero balance for a full payment on a 5 year old account and they decline will this start the 7 year clock over?

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2006-02-18 22:53:35
2006-02-18 22:53:35

Nothing can legally change or start over the 7 year reporting time period. That time period is set by the Fair Credit Reporting Act. Certain actions can re-set the statute of limitations (SOL) which is the time period established by state law that determines how long a consumer may be sued to recover a debt.

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