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Where do i get the most points????

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Where do i get the most points????

I have 2 collection accts.with the following info:
 
Collection Agency 1
Report date: 3/06  Date opened: 1/05 High credit: $357  Balance: $357  Status: Collection
No date of last activity
 
Collection Agency 2
Report date: 4/04  Date opened: 7/03 High credit: $343  Balance: $343  Status: Collection
No date of last activity
 
The balances owed on both collection accts. have been paid off.  Will I get more points by having both collection accts. updated to reflect the "0" balance and a "PAID" status which would probably update the date of last activity to the current date.  My fear in this scenario is that the credit bureaus will consider this like a new collection acct. because under the date of last activity there will be a current date which would result in a new hit to my credit scores.  I am not sure how much of a hit this will be or how many points I may gain by a "0" balance and "PAID" status as opposed to leaving things the way they are since one collection acct. has aged 4 yrs. and the other 2.5 yrs.and i have already taken the hit on these accts.  What kind of input can I get on this? 
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frontratio wrote:
I have 2 collection accts.with the following info:
 
Collection Agency 1
Report date: 3/06  Date opened: 1/05 High credit: $357  Balance: $357  Status: Collection
No date of last activity
 
Collection Agency 2
Report date: 4/04  Date opened: 7/03 High credit: $343  Balance: $343  Status: Collection
No date of last activity
 
The balances owed on both collection accts. have been paid off.  Will I get more points by having both collection accts. updated to reflect the "0" balance and a "PAID" status which would probably update the date of last activity to the current date.  My fear in this scenario is that the credit bureaus will consider this like a new collection acct. because under the date of last activity there will be a current date which would result in a new hit to my credit scores.  I am not sure how much of a hit this will be or how many points I may gain by a "0" balance and "PAID" status as opposed to leaving things the way they are since one collection acct. has aged 4 yrs. and the other 2.5 yrs.and i have already taken the hit on these accts.  What kind of input can I get on this? 


FICO scoring doesn't reward you points for a paid collection. Paid or unpaid your scores get tanked. I know it stinks. These collections will remain on your reports for 7 years after they charged-off. You can try writing a GW letter and ask the CAs to remove them. No guarantee but it's always worth a shot. Here are some helpful links.
 
 
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Thanks for all the info.  I'm going to try that GW letter.
 
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