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Answered 2007-06-23 03:33:53

Unfortunately, yes. The original people you owed have written you off and when they sold your account to the collection agency they notified the credit agencies at the same time. At this stage, you probably gain nothing from paying the collection agency. They are jackals who buy these delinquent accounts for pennies on the dollar on the assumption that they can either cajole, threaten, or frighten you into paying something that only they can benefit from. Whatever else you might do, I do not advise you answer the phone to these people. You cannot reason or argue with them, because they work from a series of scripts that they have to stick to, because each gets more frightening than the last as they work you over.
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