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Registered: ‎04-04-2011
Collection Notice from Time Warner

I recently moved addresses and closed my Internet account with Time Warner.  During the move, I ended up losing the cable modem that was Time Warner's equipment.  Now I have received a collection notice from North Shore Agency (the in-house collection agency for Time Warner) for the unreturned equipment, an amount of $59.  I want to pay this off before it goes on my credit report as I know it is my fault for losing the equipment.  My question is, how should I go about paying this off?  Should I just contact North Shore tomorrow, pay it off by credit card, and request an email confirmation of the payment?  I have not received any notice on my credit monitoring that a collection account has appeared, so I don't think it is that far along in the process yet.  I just want to make sure it gets paid off and dies with that payment.  Any advice?

Starting Scores (lender pull 3/27/10): 759 (EQ), 752 (TU), 749 (EX)
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