I'm so confused about something. My husband's credit score is so decent (681) for having a 10k charge off from an auto loan. There was a second auto loan that he stopped paying in 2008, yet that one says it was satisfactorily closed, he NEVER settled or did anything with that account, he just simply stopped paying. What the heck? Its been 2 years since anything has been reported on that 2nd loan.
back to the first loan, how can my husband's credit be a 681 with a 10k$ charge off that's only 1.5 years old??
Where did you get the 681 number? Is it FICO or Fakko? That might make a big difference.
Where did you get his credit score from?
Experian doesn't sell it's FICO score. You can only get it from a lender pull or from a Credit Union in PA. What they sold you is referred to here as a FAKO and is generally useless. No lenders really use that score. Sorry!!!! You can get FICO EQ and TU from here.
Did he pay the charge off with the first loan or is there still a balance on it? On the second loan that he stopped paying in 2008 I'm pretty sure that it's still within the SOL of your state being that recent. I personally wouldn't mess with it at all unless you have the cash to PIF because they could come back and sue you. Just because it says that now doesn't mean it couldn't change. They could update or a CA could come out of nowhere on it.
we never settled the first one... we'd like to settle it now b/c we got a nice tax refund. We havent gotten calls about it in months though. I'm not sure if they sold it to someone else or not
How long ago was it? Do you know Dofd? Do you know your state's SOL. All this factors in. Just post your information and someone in here will probably know.