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No. If the bill was incurred when you were a minor, then the bill is your parent's responsibility. It would be illegal to put it on your credit report.

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Q: If you were a minor and you have an unpaid medical bill can it legally be sent to a collection agency and then held against you when you turn 18?
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Can a collection agency falsley claim to have a judgment against you?

No. A collection agency may not legally make any false claims. However, they may have obtained a judgement by default if you failed to answer a summons.


If the collection agency amount is more than the creditor amount which amount do you legally have to pay?

A collection agency legally require the amount of the debt, plus any other charges/penalties incurred in the collection of the debt.


I have a medical bill for 168.00 that was sent to a collection agency after I made a payment. They are going to keep in the collection agency until my bill is paid off. This can not be right.?

If the bill was late enough to be sent to a collection agency, the collection of that bill has been turned over to that collection agency as well.


Can a levy be placed on your bank account for unpaid medical bills that have gone to collection agency in the state of Wisconsin?

The collection agent would have to file a lien against your assets, AND prove their case, but, yes, if you have verifiable unpaid medical bills a lien CAN be placed against your assets by the court.


Can collection agency garnish from your check a week in Arizona?

A collection agency cannot call your employer to garish your wages. In order for your wages to be garnished, you must be sued by the collection agency. And the agency must win a judgment against you.


Can you be sued by the original creditor if they have already sold your case to a collection agency?

If they've sold your case to a collection agency, they have been "paid" for your debt with the money the collection agency gave them for your case, so, no, they can't legally sue you - as far as I know.


Can you be charged interest on medical bills by a collection agency?

Yes, unfortunately a collection agency can charge interest and other fees when they obtain a debt.


Can a debt collection agency legally identify themselves a 'collection agency' when placing inquiries on your credit report when the debt in question was charged off over a decade ago?

No.


Can a creditor or debt collection agency access your business bank accounts for debt collection?

With a judgment and execution, the sheriff can. Without it no. But the collection agency can never legally access it. However, there are ways to do it illegally. Can the creditor do it... ? If you have a citizens acct and a debt with them, then yes, they can legally access whatever accounts you have with them. But a creditor can't just get access to you bank accounts. (I own a collection agency)


Can a collection agency or collector seize a checking account for a medical bill?

== == no they can not do so for a medical bill.


Is an individual required to give their birth date to collection agencies?

No. You are not legally required to supply any information to a collection agent or agency.


If a second collection agency takes over a unpaid debt can they have that collection put on your report?

Yes the second collection will be placed on the credit report. But they will remove the first collection agency off the report. In some states it is against the law to be double billed by two collection agency for the same debt.


Can a collection agency charge collection costs?

No they can't it's against the law. However the original creditor is allowed to add collection fees as long as the underlying contract allows for it. For example medical intake forms often allow for interest and collection fees.


What is the national percentage of unpaid medical bills going to a collection agency?

35%


What is collection agency?

A Commercial Collection Agency is and agency that collects debt on behalf of their clients, same as a consumer collection agency, but a commercial collection agency collects business to business.


What is commercial collection agency?

A Commercial Collection Agency is and agency that collects debt on behalf of their clients, same as a consumer collection agency, but a commercial collection agency collects business to business.


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.


Can a collection agency put a lien for medical expenses on real estate property in Florida?

Yes, if they sue and receive a judgment against the debtor then a lien can be placed against real property or a portion thereof owned by the debtor.


If you already paid a debt can a collection agency legally continue to try to collect the debt?

Not as long as you can prove you paid it.


Collection agency laws?

if a collection agency has not bought out my debt from the original company can the collection agency look up my credit report?


Can a collection agency collect for medical bills from a juvenile?

Yes, they can collect from the parents or legal guardian.


Do you know of any lawsuits against collection agency re improper use of PHI?

no


Can a collection agency legally demand you tell them where you are getting the money to pay off your debt?

Absolutely not. A collection agency can only demand payment of you. If you think the collection agency with which you're dealing is acting unethically, you should check out the Fair Debt Collection Act. You can file a formal complaint and the agency can be fined. * Legally they cannot "demand" anything, they can request, they can debate, they can negotiate, assuming the debtor wants to spend the time engaging in such, but they cannot "demand". The debtor always has the option of hanging up the phone and refusing to communicate with a collector or creditor, as there is no U.S. law that requires the debtor to do accept nor particpate in collection calls.


What are some creditor services that First Recovery Solutions collection agency offers?

Some creditor services that First Recovery Solutions collection agency offers include Medical Debt Collection, Third Party Debt Collection and NSF Check Collection. You can learn more at the First Recovery Solutions website.


Can a collection agency pull more money out of your account than you agreed upon?

Not legally, no. Call them and demand they replace your funds.

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