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diabla
Posts: 230
Registered: ‎10-01-2012

Do PFDs seem to work mostly for PIF, or lower offers?

I have a PFD where they agreed but only if I paid the full amount.  They had previously offered me a substantial discount (30%),  payment plan, but then only agreed to update the credit report to PAID.  I wanted the delete, so I agreed to PIF.  This is my only PFD so far but have a few more planned, so I'm wondering what your successes have been as far as getting PFDs for lower amounts, or do you find that CAs will only PFD if you pay the entire amount?

 

Does it differ with medical or other collections?

 

Thanks!

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rckstrscott
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Registered: ‎04-25-2011

Re: Do PFDs seem to work mostly for PIF, or lower offers?


diabla wrote:

I have a PFD where they agreed but only if I paid the full amount.  They had previously offered me a substantial discount (30%),  payment plan, but then only agreed to update the credit report to PAID.  I wanted the delete, so I agreed to PIF.  This is my only PFD so far but have a few more planned, so I'm wondering what your successes have been as far as getting PFDs for lower amounts, or do you find that CAs will only PFD if you pay the entire amount?

 

Does it differ with medical or other collections?

 

Thanks!


PFD very rarely works for less than full amount, from what I have seen..

 

Also, PIF helps if they DON'T agree to PFD, because I have found its easier to GW away a PIF account than it is to GW away a settled account...

 

-scott

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