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A credit score of 450 is poor. You have far more poor credit than one collection. You should pay off your collection and make every effort to bring current the other accounts that are passed due. An average credit score would be in the neighborhood of 625. You have a long way to go.

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Q: If you have a collection on your credit report of 450 from 4 years ago would it be beneficial to pay it off or just let it ride out the 7 years and would paying it help your credit score?
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If you settle an old credit card debt with a collection agency paying the negotiated price in full will the collection agency remove the collection from your credit report?

No the collection will not be removed from the credit report. They will show it paid in full.


If you stop paying on a collection account that no longer shows on your credit report can the collection company report the unpaid balance to the credit bureaus?

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.


Your credit score is 563 and you just paid off 4 collection charges on your credit report how will that effect your credit score?

Not much other than having the collection marked from unpaid to paid. If you are paying off credit collection companies, negotiate to get a letter from them telling you that the amount you are paying is the balance as agreed and that they will remove it from your credit report. Do not pay until you get that letter. If you pay without doing that, it will stay on your credit report for about 3 years depending on when the collection was first put on your credit report. The fact that you paid it already just says on your credit report that instead of unpaid the collection is marked as paid. If you already paid either repair your credit or get a reputable firm in the BBB who has a money-back guaranteed policy.


If vehicle was repossessed in 2004 but ex spouse stopped paying consistently in 1999 What date must the collection agency report to the credit bureau?

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.


Does transferring a debt to another collection agency exend the time it appears on credit report?

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.


Is a collection agency obligated to remove debt from your credit report?

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.


Can a collection agency for a parking ticket be put on your credit report?

It wount be a collection aggency. But the city can put a judgment on your credit report that will effect your credit score.


What is the meaning of a credit report?

a credit report indicates your history of generating and paying debts on time.


How many times can a collection agency inquire on your credit report?

Unless you have given a collection agency written permission to pull a full credit report they are in violation of credit laws.


why is it beneficial to obtain a credit report from all 3 credit bureaus?

It is beneficial to obtain a credit report from all 3 credit bureaus because they may have discrepancies that you need to know about. Not many people know this but you can get an annual free credit report from the website annualcreditreport.com, and it really is free.


How can you mend your credit after a paid collection?

Only the credit bureaus the collection agency can remove a collection from your credit report. The collection agency won't do it now since it is paid and they have no reason to. You can dispute it to the credit bureaus and ask for verification on the account. They will have 30 days to verify the items or it must be removed from your credit report.


Is there a dollar amount for collection agency's to report to the credit bureau?

A collection agency can report you to the credit bureau for any amount of money. There are agencies that will report for amounts under a hundred dollars.


Will paying a collection agency improve your overall credit rating?

Yes, because by doing that you are converting a Negative on your credit history to a Positive action. Those who look at a credit report are looking to see if you are making efforts to "turn things around." Paying a collection does NOT improve your credit and may, under certain circumstances, cause even more deductions to your credit score. This is one of the fallacies about credit. The factor that causes the largest amount of deductions to scores is when a derogatory account was last reported to the bureaus, not the amount owed or the status (paid or unpaid). A paid collection account can be just as damaging as an unpaid collection. The first answer was incorrect. The only thing that will improve your credit rating is to have the collection removed from your credit report. Offer to pay the collection in exchange for a deletion.


Can an unpaid ambulance bill hurt your credit?

Yep! If the ambulance company turns your account over to a collection agency that agency might report the collection on your credit. Medical collections are the most common type of collection on a credit report.


How do you find out from a collection agency who sent you to them for collection when you never was notified that you were in collection you discovered it on your credit report?

File a dispute with the credit reporting agency.


Does paying car insurance monthly build your credit?

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How do I remove a collection item on my credit report that was disputed but not removed?

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What does it mean when your credit report states that you have a paid closed collection account on you credit report?

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Can a collection agency make inquiries on your credit report before placing it's debt?

== == Collection agencies do not have the legal right to pull your credit report unless you gave them permission.


What is the difference between paying in full and settling in full How will my credit score be affected by each Which is better?

If you are paying a collection company, make sure before you pay anything, that you get a deletion letter. This is a letter stating that if you pay, the entry will be deleted off your credit report. Now, whether you are paying in full or settling, it has the same affect on your credit score--Paid collection or paid P&L or charge-off account. This will remain on your credit for 7 years. This is why it is important that you get a deleting letter. Source: Phil Turner, Credit Bible.


Can you report a debt someone owes you to the credit bureau if they are not paying?

no


Are you asking a collection agency to falsify your report if you ask them to remove a paid account from your credit report?

no.


I have paid my default in full can i have it remove from my credit file?

No, it will show on your credit report as a paid collection/judgement and will fall off of your credit report in 7 years. After you pay the debt keep all receipts and check your credit report in about 60 days to make sure they reported it as paid. Many collection companies never report it paid.


If a collection sHow is up on your credit report does it affect you the same way regardless of the reason for the collection?

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If a credit card company says you owe them money but it is not on your credit report do you have to pay?

If it isn't on your credit report, the credit card company still has hopes of you paying it off. When they see that isn't going to happen, you can bet your butt that it WILL be on your credit report.