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Paid off collections

Hello all new member here. I hav a number of questions that im hoping someone may answer.

1)  I paid off 3 medical collections, do I wait till the collection agency reports it or should I file a dispute stating that I have paid in full?

2)  Here at myfico I am offered EQ and TU scores, what about EX?

3)  Are the scores that I get from myFico say from TU be the same if I were to sign up at TU website?

4)  I currently have a EX membership should I ditch them and get my score from within myFico site?

 

Current EQ score is 578 myFico score is 582.

Thank you for taking the tim to answer these questions.


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Re: Paid off collections


Deka wrote:

Hello all new member here. I hav a number of questions that im hoping someone may answer.

1)  I paid off 3 medical collections, do I wait till the collection agency reports it or should I file a dispute stating that I have paid in full?

2)  Here at myfico I am offered EQ and TU scores, what about EX?

3)  Are the scores that I get from myFico say from TU be the same if I were to sign up at TU website?

4)  I currently have a EX membership should I ditch them and get my score from within myFico site?

 

Current EQ score is 578 myFico score is 582.

Thank you for taking the tim to answer these questions.


1) How long ago did you pay them off in full?

2)Nobody has bought EX scores in quite sometime.  If you live in Pennsylvania, you may be able to join PESCU and get that score, from them (a mod will chime in any second to futher explain)

3)No, TU site "Sells" FAKO scores.  Buy your scores from here.  (Again, a mod will chime in with more shortly) (I want a macro)

4)Yes.

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Re: Paid off collections

1. I paid them off yesterday 3/12/12

thats for the info and a quick reply


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Deka wrote:

1. I paid them off yesterday 3/12/12

thats for the info and a quick reply


Don't file a dispute just yet.  it will report shortly.

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I'll add to the medical CA. If you paid the CA, start sending GW letters to the CA. If you paid the doc, then either send GW letters to the CA or look into the HIPAA process.

 

Ditto elsewhere. EX blocked consumer access to your own FICO. The scores from Experian's website are FAKOs called PLUS scores. The scores from TransUnion.com are FAKOs called VantageScores. If you have a subscription to either sites, the report content is good. Just ignore all of the scores and their advice.

 

 

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Update:
I received a bill for the amount that I had paid yesterday. Today I get a message from SW telling me there's a new collection on my report. Here it's a medical bill that I had already paid off. I called the collection agency and told them about it. They said they would call all 3 CA's and have them removed. Told me I would have to wait 60 days. Feel like disputing it since I have paid it.

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Re: Paid off collections

Regarding getting EX FICO scores from PESCU. Is it possible to become a member in order to take advantage of this if not a resident of PA?


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esme wrote:

Regarding getting EX FICO scores from PESCU. Is it possible to become a member in order to take advantage of this if not a resident of PA?



I don't believe so.

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Repo-ed wrote:

esme wrote:

Regarding getting EX FICO scores from PESCU. Is it possible to become a member in order to take advantage of this if not a resident of PA?



I don't believe so.



 I tried too. I did two things to attempt that: 1) I joined the PA Chamber of Business and Industry. It said that if I belonged, then I could joing PSECU. That didn't work because they said I had to be a resident. And 2) I tried to add my company as an employer group. They were eager to get the ball rolling, but later learned that only my employees living in PA would be eligible to join (I'm in VA so no dice).

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