09-20-2012 12:24 PM
I have been dealing with asset acceptance for over two years now! I paid them off finally this year with the promise from them they would delete the tradeline... of course they never did. So after researching this board I decided to contact the BBB yesterday today I received this letter:
Dear Sir or Madam:
Asset Acceptance, LLC (AALLC) is in receipt of correspondence from your office, concerning complaint filed by ________ dated September 19.2012, and I have reviewed the same.
Please be advised the AALLC has reviewed its business records and calls and does not find any indication that AALLC agreed to remove its credit reporting of this matter. In accordance with Federal guidelines, AALLC is required to provide accurate information to the consumer reporting agencies. Further, AALLC is not permitted to agree to remove tradeline information in exchange for payment.
However, in the interest of resolving this matter, AALLC agrees to remove its tradeline with the appropriate consumer reporting agencies.
I highly doubt that they reviewed 2 years of calls in less than 24 hours, but either way I hope they stick to their word and I hope this removal will help my score. I will still have the original debt from credit one listed (which sucks) but one down is a good start! Especialy since i've been fighting with these jerks for so long!
09-20-2012 01:12 PM
Does anyone know how this will effect me? Having a paid collection deleted?
09-20-2012 02:28 PM
Congrats! I too had them deleted through BBB. It really depends how many baddies you have. Collection is as collection does, so paid or not doesn't make much of a difference. If you don't have many other collections, one may make a score jump a bit. good luck! report back if you get an increase. They agreed 2 weeks ago almost to delete my TL and it hasn't removed yet. So if you don't mind, post when yours is removed?!
09-20-2012 03:07 PM
I, too had to do battle with Asset Acceptance and for years they kept verifying the debt. However, I followed the advice I read here and filed the online complaint on Sept 10th. I received an email response from BBB with Asset Acceptance agreeing to delete on the 13th and so far I can confirm that Experian deleted on the 17th and Equifax as of yesterday. Still waiting for TransUnion.
I have two small collections left (totaling under $700) and i hope my score will increase. Asset's was fr $1,900 so my fingers are crossed!
Good luck to you!
09-20-2012 05:47 PM
I too, followed advice and filed a BBB dispute against AAC on 9/17 & received a letter today stating that they are going to delete the tradeline! Congrats to you and thanks to the great advice from these boards. Will let everyone know how long it takes to come off.
09-21-2012 07:36 AM
I will definitely post when I see mine removed, I printed out the letters too from the BBB so if I don't see them removed within a resonable amount of time I will forward the letters to the CRAs. I only have one other collection on my reports and it should fall off next year sometime I believe and it's a medical collection which my mortgage guy told me they don't really look at as much. It stinks that I will still have the original negative account from capital one (that asset bought) but it doesn't show in my collections part.
Thank you all for the responses this board has been so helpful
09-21-2012 11:53 AM
I sure would love to know how to get rid of them. My problem is that they keep reporting 120 days past due every 4 months and it's killng my credit score. They also show up as an open factoring account.
Forums posts are not provided or commissioned by FICO. Forums posts have not been reviewed, approved or otherwise endorsed by FICO. It is not FICO's responsibility to ensure all posts and/or questions are answered.Advertiser Disclosure: The listings that appear on myFICO are from companies from which myFICO receives compensation, which may impact how and where products appear on myFICO (including, for example, the order in which they appear). myFICO does not review or include all companies or all available products.
* For complete information, see the terms and conditions on the credit card issuer’s website. Once you click apply for this card, you will be directed to the issuer’s website where you may review the terms and conditions of the card before applying. While myFICO always strives to present the most accurate information, we show a summary to help you choose a product, not the full legal terms - and before applying you should understand the full terms of products as stated by the issuer itself.
IMPORTANT INFORMATION: All FICO® Score products made available on myFICO.com include a FICO® Score 8, along with additional FICO® Score versions. Your lender or insurer may use a different FICO® Score than the versions you receive from myFICO, or another type of credit score altogether. Learn more
FICO, myFICO, Score Watch, The score lenders use, and The Score That Matters are trademarks or registered trademarks of Fair Isaac Corporation. Equifax Credit Report is a trademark of Equifax, Inc. and its affiliated companies. Many factors affect your FICO Score and the interest rates you may receive. Fair Isaac is not a credit repair organization as defined under federal or state law, including the Credit Repair Organizations Act. Fair Isaac does not provide "credit repair" services or advice or assistance regarding "rebuilding" or "improving" your credit record, credit history or credit rating. FTC's website on credit.