What do you do if an account was turned over to a collection agency but the original creditor accepted your payment in full?
Contact the original creditor. Provide proof of your payment. They need to retract the account from the collection agency. The account could have been sold to the collection agency or simply assigned to them. For your purposes, it does not matter which situation applies. You paid the original creditor and your credit report needs to reflect this. After they do what they need to do to get the account back; you then dispute the entries with all three credit bureaus. The original account should show as a paid collection and the other collection account should be removed from your credit report entirely.
Do you need to include account numbers for both the collection agency and the original creditor on your bankruptcy form?
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.
Can the original creditor direct their collections agency to have an account removed from a credit report?
I presume your question is "how did your debt wind-up at a collection agency". There are 2 methods: (1) the original creditor sold your account to an agency for a price that is a fraction of the outstanding balance on the account (so the collection agency now is your creditor legally), (2) the original creditor contracted with a collection agency to get you to make more payment on the debt than you have while interacting…
The original creditor is required by law to charge off an account after a 180 day deliquency. In most instances the account is sold to a third party collector. The collection agency will continue collection procedures. If an equitable arrangement cannot be made with the debtor, the collector may refer the account to an attorney who may decide to file a lawsuit.
Can a collection agency put the same item on your credit report that has already been reported by the original creditor?
Can a debt collector in the state of Michigan collect on a debt if they have already charged it off?
Is it better to pay original creditor who still owns account or debt collection agency who is collecting for original creditor?
Paying the collection agency will clear up your account much quicker and some creditors will return the payment to you if you send it directly to them. Most creditors sign a contract with a collection agency and cannot discuss the debt with the debtor once they place it with the agency, they must refer all correspondence, communications and payments to the agency for the life of that contract.
You had a credit card account which they charged off and sold to a collection agency ca Now you have that charge off which carries a balance and a CA collecting on the same debt What could you do?
It is unlikely that the account was "sold" to a collection agency. Rather, the agency was contracted to recover the debt. The "charge off" of the account only affects the original creditor, and represents a loss reported against the company's taxes. If the collection agency has attempted to recover the debt and has been unable to, the original creditor will likely pull back the account and refer it to another agency in hopes of greater…
They are two different issues. A derogatory (negative) trade line is a record of a consumer's past and current buying and payment activities. A collection account is generally an account that has been defaulted on. It some cases it refers to the original creditor or the OC collection representative. Or it can be in referance to a third party that has purchased the account.
How can you remove a medical collection that is no longer listed with the collection agency but has been returned to the original creditor?
I assume this means removing it from the CR. In which case you can't. It may eventually be updated to show the original creditor has reassumed the account. However, it is still a debt owed and still reportable. If a collection account has "been returned" to the original creditor, then the collection agency would not be able to provide verfification of the debt should this be requested. You could write a letter of dispute to…
If the original creditor is not reporting a debt to your credit report but their collection agency is can the original creditor instruct the agency to have the item removed in return for full payment?
YES, THE CREDITOR WILL REQUEST FOR EITHER PARTIAL PAYMENT OR FULL PAYMENT. ASK FOR A LETTER STATING THAT THIS COLLECTION WAS PAID IN FULL AND THAT YOU HAVE A ZERO BALANCE. ALSO; REQUEST THAT THIS LETTER STATES THAT THIS ACCOUNT NEEDS TO BE DELETED IN ERROR, SO THAT YOU COULD SEND THIS LETTER TO THE BUREAUS AND HAVE THEM DELETE THIS ACCOUNT OFF YOUR CREDIT REPORT AND RAISE YOUR CREDIT RATING.
If your account is sold to a collection agency how to do you find out when it was sold and how old the account is?
When the collection agency contacts you, they have to give you the opportunity to request information concerning the debt. You will have thirty days to send a written request to dispute the debt. And to ask for confirmation of the original creditor, the amount owed, when the account was remanded to the agency, etc.
Can a secondary collection agency collect on a charge-off when the debt is over 3 years old and the original creditor has declared bankruptcy?
It is there because they have purchased the account from the original creditor and are proceeding with their prescribed collection procedures. It is a legitimate entry on a credit report, and cannot be removed until the seven year expiration date. Even if the account is paid it will remain on the report marked as such, until the time limit expires.
Is it legal for a creditor to send an account to a collection agency after one and a half years without ever notifying the customer that they think a bill is owed?
It is considered a "write off"; which benefits the original creditor due to financial loss. Some creditors will keep your original information, and others simply give up those rights to third party collection agency. Once a payment is made, they notify the original creditor that your account was paid off in full in order to update this informaiton with the bureaus that they are reporting with.
Can a creditor and the collection agency who purchases your account from the creditor both report the same debt in separate instances to a CRA?
Yes, they can and it's customary for them to. The original account should have all the history, including late payments you made and the status (collection or charge off), the DLA, and date the account was opened. It should not be showing a balance due once sold or assigned to a collection agency. It may have a statement about being sold or transferred, but not always. The CA account should have the date they received…
Typically it is NOT the collection agency that adds "extra fees". When the original creditor has exhausted all of it's internal collection efforts, it sends the debt to a collection agency. The agency is typically paid on a contingency basis (meaning they only get paid if they collect) so the original creditor will add collection costs to the original debt. Collection costs can be whatever the creditor deems appropriate, though it's usually in the 30%…
When your account is turned over to a collection agency all the infornmation goes with it. In other words, whatever you put on the original application for the card. Home and work #s, home address, name and address of employer, income, etc. The collection agency does just that collects (or tries to). They cannot sue you without the consent of the original creditor. If that happens, your account is referred to an attorney who specializes…
If a debt is reflected on your credit report by a collection agency can the original creditor recall their collection allowing you to dispute the debt with the credit bureaus and have it removed?
How can you remove a collection agency entry from your report if you have paid the original creditor and there is no need to deal with the agency?
Send proof of payment to the original creditor and the information being reported against you by the collection agency. Request that they make sure the collection account is withdrawn and their original account is listed as paid. Upon receipt of that letter, send a dispute letter to the credit reporting agencies with your proof of payment. Follow up until your credit report is correct. updated entry: This is pretty good, but one problem is that…
Are there no regulating rules to control the buy outs of charge-offs etc by several collection agencies?
7 to 10 yrs from the time it appeared initially on your credit. Contact original creditor & see if they will help you with a letter saying there was a billing error, send the letter if you can get one to the collection company & have them remove the collection account for it was entered in error. Cry a lot and ask for mercy.
Can a creditor or collection agency access another family member's bank account for debt collection?
The original creditor either sells the debt to a collection agency or the collection agency may aquire the debt on a contingency basis. At any rate once the account is in collections 30 days from the date of turn over the collection agency has the right to report the account to the credit bureau. Accounts are sent to the credit bureau via internet with encrypted files.
If your debt with a judgment against you has been sold can the judgment still be on your credit report from the original creditor effecting your credit report twice?
If a bankruptcy was discharged on an account that was sold to another lender and the original creditor is marking it as a charge off should it be marked as bankruptcy by the original creditor?
The judgment is awarded to the plaintiff/creditor not the attorney serving as their legal representative. Attorneys are retained by the original creditor or the third-party collector who has purchased the account. For a creditor or collector to sue a debtor for monies owed they must retain an attorney who is licensed to practice law in the state where the debtor resides. Very few attorneys are contracted most collection law firms work on a contingency basis.
A charge off is an account that the creditor has decided not to collect on. When they are listed as a charge off, that does not mean anything to you except a ding on your credit report. You are still obligated to pay the debt. What usually happens is a third party debt collection agency will make arraingments with the original creditor to come after you. This can be a double dip on your credit…