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Re: Late payment demolished credit score

OP, it's not uncommon for a creditor to say that. It just means they'll give an honest effort and review the account for you. I had some tell me the same thing. Sometimes it works and sometimes it doesn't. Definitely wait it out to see what they come up with. And be sure to pull all 3 of your credit reports frequently to look for changes. I'd say that after 30 or so days from your conversation with them mail out some GW letters if you haven't seen any changes. They are allowed to report the lates, but I bet near the holidays you'll find someone who would be willing to adjust your payment history for you.