I sent a few PFD letters using samples from this site (thanks everyone) and one CA came back with the following response\settlement proposal:
Upon receipt and clearance of $xxx this account will be satisfied in full and as per your specific request CollectionAgencyXXXnameOmitted will
REQUEST OUR REPORTING OF THIS ACCOUNT BE DELETED FROM YOUR CREDIT REPORT
(formatting and boldface as per CA's letter)
Should I go ahead and pay or should I ask them to confirm that they will indeed "delete all infomation regarding this account from the credit reporting agencies within 10 days" as I specifically asked in my PFD letter?
I'm not convinced their language means agreeing to the same terms I requested...