04-25-2013 01:05 PM
The reason I'm asking is because I honestly remember going to the urgent care last year. I don't want to pay it if I really didn't, and I had never gotten any mail or phone calls about it. The collection just randomly showed up on my report. TIA!
04-25-2013 08:00 PM
If they have reported, they are required to have sent dunning notice within 5 days thereafter.
Their dunning notice is required to identify at least the current creditor, which should give some idea of the source of the debt.
If you want more, such as requiring them to state they have investigated the accuracy of the debt, or provide the name of the original creditor, or an itemization of the debt, then a DV would serve those puposes.
Being a bit foggy on the debt, it is probably prudent to send a DV.
04-25-2013 08:55 PM
The collection agency can probably tell who is the originator is. I say if its already reported, don't bother calling about it or paying it. After a few years, it will drop off. There's only a certain amount of time they can try to collect the debt and if unsuccessful, its pretty much "forgiven" in a sense.
04-25-2013 09:09 PM
A debt never goes away and the CAs can attempt to collect forever. It cannot be reported after 7.5 years from the DoFD. As for the suing SOL they can't sue and win if expired SOL is claimed as an affirmative defense.
04-25-2013 09:55 PM
I just DV'd a medical collection. If anything, it's good to know exactly what is owed in writing as opposed to what they are reporting. I also feel like it keeps them honest, because I know some (probably not medical but others) collection agencies use the credit reporting as an arm twister. I don't deny my medical collection I just want to open dialog with them (since they only ever contacted me by phone, NEVER in writing which is ludicrous) and have them deal with me in a more professional manner.
My med collection is young (less than 2 years) so I feel it's in my best interest to work at getting it paid and removed.
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.