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No it is NOT! You have to get your credit report to see when the creditor last updated their report to the credit reporting agency. If the creditor chooses to report this bad debt every month than your bad debt will only be erased from the last update. For example: You have a bad debt from a Sears credit card from Jan of 2010. Each month Sears has reported your bad debt to Trans Union or one of the other agencies. The new date is from the last time they updated your credit report NOT from Jan of 2010. They can update it every month for the next 20 years and it will stay as a bad debt and ruin your credit report score. Legal to do it too.

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Will you be arrested at the airport if you try to enter the US twelve years after you left with unpaid debt?

No, you will not. All debts are automatically erased in the database system after 7 years.

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A Chapter 7 BK can eliminate credit card debt.

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NO. If you have bad credit, it will only be erased if you make it better. Paying bills on time, paying more than is due on payments and staying within your spending budget is a way to build your bad credit into good credit.

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Paying off bad debt can actually lower your score in the short term. However, after a period of about 7-10 years bad debt that has been paid off will be removed from the calculation factors. If you never pay it off, it can always be their to haunt you.

What happens after 7 years of debt?

After 7 years of debt, the debt will be wiped off a persons credit report. There are some instances that certain types of credit will stay on the credit report for up to 10 years.

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Will credit card debt go away after 7 years if unpaid?

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Is it better to pay a five year old collection or just wait seven years?

Wait the 7 years. This is why. When you pay on an old debt like that the file starts all over again and even though you paid it its still a bad debt it will not help your credit any.

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