If you offer to pay a lessor amount on a hospital bill then was previously agreed upon can they still send the account to a collection agency?
Yes. You have a legal contract to pay the agreed upon amount. If they did not accept your latest offer, they can send the bill to a collection agency.
Can a collection agency continue to report a collection account to the credit bureau after the account is sold to another collection agency?
If you paid a collection agency in 2004 for a hospital bill you never received in 2000 in Florida and the hospital has resold the same debt to another collection agency in 2007 what can you do?
You get a letter from the paid collection agency and send it as proof of payment to the new agency. In the mean time, you call the new agency and dispute the claim of debt. If they receive the letter and still harrass you, then you have the right to sue and turn their neames over to the BBB. This is only if you paid in full. If you settled, then the next agency can…
What does it mean when your credit report states that you have a paid closed collection account on you credit report?
No, it is illegal for a collection agency to garnish or freeze your account for any reason. The only way your account can be garnishes is if you owe taxes or child support. If a collection agency threatens to do this, tell them that you are aware of the Credit Reporting Laws on this matter (there is legal ground for this matter).
Original creditors sale their accounts to collection agencies when the account has been past due and they have not effectively collected. At that time, the original creditor will charge off the balance from their accounts receivable and turn the account over to a collection agency. When the collection agency collects the debt, a portion of the amount received is paid the the collection agency and the remainder is returned to the original creditor as profit.