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No. A person is in collections precisely because there's a bad credit history. Collection companies would be foolish to accept a credit payment from such a person. They accept checks. * The method preferred by a collector is automatic withdrawal from a debtor's checking account. However, it would not be a good choice on the part of the debtor to give such permission. To answer the question, no it is not illegal in terms of there being an established law forbidding such a transaction.

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Q: Is it legal to pay with a credit card to a collection agency?
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Can a collection agency file a judgment on you for credit card debt in Texas?

No. A collection agency has no legal authority. They can refer the account to a collections attorney who can then file a lawsuit for the debt owed. Yes! A collection agency has the right to file a lawsuit as the assigned creditor under the agreement that you signed when applying for the credit card.

Can a collection agency charge you with credit card fraud?


Can I use my credit card after I pay off the collections agency?

No. Once it is sent to a collection agency the company has closed the credit card.

Are your rights the same if your credit card debt went to a legal firm and not a collection agency or is a legal firm considered a collection agency?

Yes, a collections law firm, is still defined under the FDCPA as a collector. They are required to follow the same regulations that apply to a regular collection agency.

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.

Can a collection agency sue for unpaid credit card debt?


Is your husband responsible for your credit card debt in ill if it is at a collection agency?

If his name is not on the card,(He did not sign for the card) Then NO! And credit cards are unsecured loans.

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Can a credit card debt that was charged off and sold to a collection agency be reported on your credit report?


Can you use a debt consolidation company if the credit card companies have already sold your accounts to collection agencies?

Yes, but neither a collection agency nor the original creditor has any legal obligation to communicate or accept the terms offered by a debt consolidation agency.

What kind of service does a collection agency provide?

A collection agency is commissioned to collect money from those who have defaulted on credit card bills or loans. The agency tries to recover as much money as possible.

If a Credit card company wrote off the debt and took a tax credit 4 full unpaid debt what legal rights does the credit card have in transferring rights to a collection agency?

Credit card companies win whether you paid or not. They write-off the credit card debt at the end of the year on their taxes, they also hedge their burden for increase risk by having insurance so they recover some of your losses from your default and they can sell their uncollectable debt to a third party (collection agencies). What rights do you have? The Fair Debt Collections Act. Your debt is with the original creditor (Credit Card Company) and not the collection agency any money you pay should be to the original creditor.

Can a credit card company or debt collection agency sue you for an unpaid debt if you no longer live in the state where the debt was incurred?

Yes. Moving does not eliminate your legal obligations. If you could, you would not be able to use a credit card outside the state you live in.

How do you use the word collection in a sentence?

If you don't pay your credit card you will get a nasty call from a Collection Agency demanding immediate payment.

What happens if you don't make your credit card payment?

READ YOUR CREDIT CARD AGREEMENT If you fail to pay your credit card, you defaulted on the loan, it will go to a debt collection agency, and you can be taken to court by the credit card company, resulting in a judgment against you.

When a collection agency buys a debt from a credit card company does a new statute of limitations start from the day it was purchased or does the collection agency's statute remain the same?

The statute of limitations starts counting immediately when you made the last payment to either the credit card company or the collection agency. If you ever make a payment to either of them the statute of limitations will start over. If you have not made any payments to the credit card company recently and the credit card company sells the debt to the collection agency, the collection agency's statute of limitations will be from the date that you last paid the credit card company. Furthermore, if the statute of limitations is over and the collection agency continues to keep collecting the debt, you can send them a letter (certified is the preferred method) to stop all contact with you. Under the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA), they would be required to stop immediately upon receipt of the letter (unless they are taking legal action in a court then they can send you legal notices only). If they do not stop, you are entitled to collect monetary damages as outlined in the FRCA. This does not stop the collection agency from reporting to your credit report. Your credit reporting falls under a different set of rules which basically removes most collections debts (except for court judgements) after 7-10 years.

If a collection agency agrees to delete an item from your credit report will the entry from the original credit card company be deleted as well?

Only if you get an agreement from them in writing. How could the collection agency have any affect on the original credit card issuer? You are dealing with two completely different accounts, one for the credit card and the other that was purchased as a bad debt. They cross reference each other on your credit report, but otherwise are unrelated.

What is wage garnishing?

When You owe money to a collection agency via: bank, credit card, hospital, ect... for not paying them the collection agency will take the money directly from your paycheck if you continue to not pay.

What is a second party collection agency?

A second party collection agency is an agency trying to collect a debt that is owed to someone else. If for example, you owe on a store credit card from ABC store, they may turn the debt over to another agency that has nothing to do with them. This is a second party collection agency.

How long do unpaid credit cards stay on your credit report in NY state?

Technically seven to ten years. When a credit card goes into default it gets written off on the creditors taxes as a loss and gets sold to a collection agency for 10 to 20 percent of the original loss. Down the line it gets sold from collection agency to collection agency.

Should payment be sent to the credit card company or the collection agency?

If you have a collection agency working for the credit card company then it is them you need to make payments too as it is now too late to pay the credit card company. They have sold the debt to the collection company and you will have to pay any charges on top of the debt now also. Try not to let it get that far in future, but that's easier said than done.

Can a credit card company garnish wages in the state of Oregon?

Can a collection agency garnish wages in the state of Oregon?

Who is responsible for credit card debt?

Generally, the person that signed up for the credit card is responsible. If any users were added to the account, they are also responsible. This include joint accounts. You cannot inherit credit card debt. So, do not believe a collection agency when they tell you that. See the FDCPA for your rights in debt collection.

If a credit card does a charge-off and sends it to a collection agency can the original creditor still try to collect?


Can a collection agency sue you for a charged off credit card?

Yes, the term "charge off" does not indicate that the debt is uncollectible.