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Registered: ‎01-23-2013

Multiple CA Effects

Yet another one for the pros.....


Is there a "threshold" for number of collections on a report that 1-2 more or 1-2 less would make almost no difference to a score?


Specifically, I have 6 collections on EQ. 2 of them are small (36.00 and 60.00) that I intend to PFD (both past SOL). Id assume that removing 2 would have alot less of an impact leaving 4 still there vs them being the only 2 listed and leaving none.


The other 4 will have to wait for drop off (2-3 more years). They are more than im likely to be able to pay (can always cross fingers but doubtful).


Any guesses as to if going from 6 to 4 (or 5) will have much of an effect at all? I havent been able to find any simulators out there that will let a user get that specific.


This is more credit education for me than anything else. Im attempting the PFDs anyway.


As always, thanks!

Posts: 22,406
Registered: ‎01-17-2008

Re: Multiple CA Effects

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That is a good question and I think it may be hard to answer.


My daughter's CR contained all negative information, 8 collections and COs. Everything was newly reported, less than 2 years old.  Nothing positive on her account and a very short credit history.  She still had a 578 FICO.


My CR had 14 collections and COs, many of them older, like at 7 years.   I had 24 accounts in good standing, some paid and closed. 12 year credit history.  My score was 404.


To this day I still don't get it lol.


I do know, the higher your score the bigger impact negatives have.

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Posts: 534
Registered: ‎01-23-2013

Re: Multiple CA Effects

WOW lol thats crazy.


Oh well, paying those 2 for under 100 bucks total with or without an accepted PFD is worth it just for the GW possibilities. Especially since they would be pd at 100% and not settled. I doubt very seriously they would fight me much for those amounts if I hound them like im a CA (haha). Ill just GW them every 2-3 weeks after PIF until they get tired of me.

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