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It will only hurt your score not help it if alot of time has already passed. This is because the credit report agency believes that it is a risk for someone to take a long amount of time to pay off a debt. Send the creditor a "pay for deletion" letter request by mail. Only when they agree in writing to completely remove the item once it is paid off is when you should pay them. If you still want to pay it and they do not agree to delete, at least get them to have it state PAID IN FULL. That will do the least damage. If they do not agree to mark it as PAID IN FULL and you still want to pay, go ahead and pay. Then wait some time, logon to dispute your credit file online with any of the bureus and say that the account was paid before it was sent to collections or something to that effect. Usually the creditor will not bother to answer with verification since they already got their money. If they do not answer it will automatically come off your credit report in 30 days. Hope this helps!

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Q: Will paying off a collection item currently showing unpaid on a credit report immediately impact your credit score and by how much?
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How can you mend your credit after a paid collection?

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Recently got a letter from collection agency about unpaid dental bill from year 2000 never got a statement from the dentist?

Contact dentist immediately and see if you can still settle with dentist. If not, see if the collection company will give you a letter removing the late from your credit if you pay now in full. They will show you paid it in full but what you need is a removal letter from your credit if it was reported on your credit. Move quickly for the collection will stay on your credit 7-10 years.

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When you pay off a collection account and it is removed from your credit report will it increase your credit score and if so how long does it take?

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How long does a collector have to report that a collection account has been closed and or settled?

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What does a collection agency do to your credit?

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