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Answered 2005-06-28 23:09:46

Te balance owed on a defaulted account will continue to accrue interest and penalty charges until a settlement of some sort is made. The interest charges and any applicable fees are regulated by state law where the debtor resides or in some cases the state where the contract was made. Not to be overlooked is the fact that many of the amounts reported by collection agencies are based on incorrect and unenforceable interest and fees. Do not hesitate to request an accounting of these amounts. Do not expect cooperation without effort.

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