Here it is in a nutshell: I got an OC to pull a collection back from CA and reduce my amt owed to zero because of their insurance snafu over $190.
The OC tell me that the CA says the collection will be off my CR within 45 days.
Certainly it can be done immediately! Anyone able to give me some ammo for when I call CA?
If not up against a clock (e.g. mortgage), then I'd let it be. Many CAs only update with the CRAs once a month.
I wouldn't call the CA. In fact, I'd never suggest calling a CA. The word is never their bond. If up against the clock, and you have a letter from the OC saying that the CA would delete, then I'd track down the CA's fax number or e-mail and send it to them with a letter reminding them of their promise with a short reason why this should be expedited so as to gently nudge them in deleting sooner.
Received a letter from the CA today saying:
Your collection account here at the Credit Bureau has been returned to the original client, xxxxxxx, as of Dec 1, 2009. The credit reporting agencies have been notified to remove the account from your credit file.
As I mentioned, the OC has told me they are zeroing out the balance and I owe them nothing. It was an eye care company that for some reason was not reimbursed by my insurance. Neither the eye care company or the insurance company could say why it was not covered, or why the company waited almost five years to try to collect $190.
We shall see when this drops off my report, but hopefully it will be soon.