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Why is a charge off so bad on a credit report?

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A charge off is a term that refers to an amount of debt that is unlikely to be paid back. A charge off is then listed on a person's credit report and also on credit bureau reports. A charge off is a bad thing to have because it can make obtaining credit, either secured or unsecured, much more difficult.

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Filing bankruptcy does not remove a charge off report from a credit card on your credit report. It just adds bankruptcy to your credit report.


IT CAN HURT YOUR CREDIT DRAMATICALLY! CALL YOUR CREDITOR AND ASK TO PAY THIS CHARGE OFF IMMEDIATLY WHEN YOU ARE ABLE TO FINANCIALLY.


A charged off account is similar to a collection on your credit report. The creditor has written off the debt owed and closed the account. The debt is still valid though and can be collected on. The charge off will lower your credit score unless removed. You can dispute a charge off and this give the credit bureaus 30 days to verify the charge off or it must be removed from your credit report.


A charge off will stay on your credit report for 7 years unless removed by the original creditor or the credit bureaus. You can dispute a charge off with the credit bureaus and they must verify it with the original creditor with in 30 days or it must be removed from your credit report.


A charge off with a zero balance means that a creditor has written off your account as a bad debt. This will show up as a negative mark on your credit report.


It means the creditor has essentially given up on trying to collect a debt from you (though they may have sold it to a collection agency for pennies on the dollar). There's also a "paid charge off", which means that, after they gave up, you paid it off anyway, which really doesn't do you much good, because a paid charge off looks just as bad on your credit report as a charge off. A charge off, of either kind, is the third worst thing you can have on your credit report, after (1) bankruptcy, and (2) repossession/foreclosure.



A charge-off can hurt your credit score anywhere from 20-120 points.


Yes, a creditor can remove a charge off from your account and your credit reports. Credit bureaus can also delete charge offs from your credit report if they are disputed and not verified.


Typically, you have to wait 7 years for the charge-off to come off your credit report. But, if the account is incorrect, incomplete, misleading, or unverifiable, it may be deleted much sooner.


You can have a credit dispute, if the agency reporting the bad judgment does not get back with the company disputing the judgment within 30 days, it HAS to be removed from your credit report. Example: I filed bankruptcy(?) on a auto repo. and the company did not take it off my credit report, I had my credit card company do a credit dispute, they did not respond within 30 days, and it was removed from my credit report.


What do you mean by "fix" it? Do you want this taken off of your credit report? Was the loan legitimately charged off? Do you still owe a balance on the loan? If you have a legitimate charge off reported on your credit report, it cannot be legally removed. If you owe a balance and the charge off is recent, paying off the balance could help. However, the charge off will still show on your credit report for 7 years, and only time will remove it. Still, if you keep your credit in good shape otherwise, the charge off will hurt you less and less as time goes by. Read more about your credit report and score in the link below.


Yes, a charge-off may remain on your credit report for 7 years. Any collection agency that owns that debt may also remain on your credit report up until the original charge-off drops off after the 7 year period. If you have a credit card charged-off in August 2002, it can remain on your credit report until June 2009.


paid charge off affects your report as it is negative information


A charge off is when a creditor basically gives up trying to collect the debt and "charges off" the debt from their books. They do this more for their benefit than the one who owes. It allows them to close out the file and clean up their records. This looks especially bad on a credit report.


Your payment history is the most important feature for your credit report. If you have a $500 credit card, this is one that may be a "gotcha" card that will charge you for exceeding the credit limit, may add charges exceeding that limit and so on, leading you into a vicious cycle. Only charge what you can pay off entirely at the end of the month.


You can remove a charge off by either disputing it to the credit bureaus are negotiating the removal with the original creditor. The credit bureaus have 30 days to verify a dispute or it must be removed from your credit report. You can negotiate the removal upon final payment of the amount owed with the original creditor, but make sure you get this writing before paying them off.UPDATE: Actually, you can force Equifax, Experian and TransUnion to remove a Charge-Off from your credit report and you can do it legally using a federal law that is in place. Credit Bureaus MUST have "verifiable proof" of the "Charge-Off" in their files if they are going to report the negative item on your report. The dirty little secret the credit bureaus don't want you to know is that they do not have any "verifiable proof" in their files for any of the negative items on your credit report. The original creditor may have this information on file but the credit bureaus don't. If you request the credit bureau to provide you with the "verifiable proof" that they have in their files they will remove the negative from your file.Not only can you get a Charge-Off Legally Removed from your credit report but you can also get Bankruptcies, Foreclosures, Default Judgments, Tax Liens, Repos, Charge-Offs, collections etc...all removed. All negatives no matter how bad, how many or how recent ... they all can be removed legally


Charge-offs remain on your credit report for 7 years. If the account has been included in a bankruptcy, it should be marked as such...."included in bankruptcy". However, according to the Fair Credit Reporting Act, if you dispute the charge-off with the credit bureau and the creditor can not verify the account, it must be removed from your credit report immediately. Only the original creditor or the credit bureaus can remove a charge off, either through negotiations or through the dispute process.


Only the original creditor or the credit bureaus can remove a charge off from a credit report. You can negotiate to have them removed with the original creditor if they will let you. You can also dispute it to the credit bureaus and they will have 30 days to verify the listing or it must be removed from your credit report.


Charge offs will drastically lower your credit score, just like any negative item similar to collections, judgments, and liens. They will stay on your credit report for 7 years unless removed. The more money owed and the more recent the charge off the more it will lower your credit score. You can remove charge offs by disputing them to the credit bureaus. The credit bureaus have 30 days to verify the charge off or it must be removed from your credit report.


Your creditor added a negative entry (a charge-off) to your credit report and will continue to attempt to collect on the debt.


They are or will be the same. All institutions who do a charge off sell the paper to a collection company so they are or will be the same.


Steps to Dispute • Get your credit report. • Review your credit report. • Decide which items you want to dispute. • Write letters. • Always hand write your letters in your own handwriting. • Keep copies of all correspondence. • Keep separate file copies on each credit bureau. • Follow up if needed. • Obtain results. also: Charge Offs - I paid "Account Name and Account Number" as agreed. You show this as a charge off, which cannot possibly be correct. Please correct the way you are reporting this. (Charge offs are an amount the department store has written off as a bad debt. It is then listed on the report as a charge off). Best of luck,


I believe you mean a charge off? If this is what you mean, it will stay on your report for seven years. But, if you are interested in understanding what to do once a charge off has taken place, and it is sold to a collection agency


A charge-off is a notation on your credit report indicating that the original lender has written off the charge as unlikely to ever be paid. An account that is 120 to 180 days past due usually will be charged off. Obtaining a mortgage with a charge-off on your credit report is challenging, but if the charge-off is old enough and you rebuild your credit, you still may be able to obtain a loan with favorable terms. need more anyone just find in Florida unitedcounselors dot org



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