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Re: Crescent City Collections-GW Backfired!!!

favored12 wrote:
Hi~I am new to the boards as in my first post but I've been following all the good advice so far in an effort to rebuild my credit. I had an old collection account for a $99 medical bill in 2006. DOFD was 2007. I paid the collection item in full in 2008 and the collection agency marked it "paid" and reported it with a zero balance. I sent a goodwill letter which explained why I couldn't pay at the time and hoped for removal thru goodwill adjustment. Sent the letter on 10/3. Today I check my report and saw that my score dropped 41 points on equifax!!!! What!!! Turns out they weren't initially listed on equifax so instead of them removing from my report they added it there which dropped me! Talk about discouraged!!! Now I'm scared to continue the goodwill process on the rest of my accounts. I could really use some advice and for someone to talk me off the ledge Smiley Sad (not literally but you know). I just don't know where to go from here. Sheesh!

I think, if you are working on GW and removal of accounts, if an account only shows on one report, you run that risk of them reporting to all three..


If you are successful, it won't matter.. The end goal is removal, so a temporary point drop on one score isn't the end of the world.


I was able to remove over 10+ collections with GW after payment, it definitely works.



Starting FICO Score: 10/10: TU 498 | EQ: 502 Current FICO Score(lender pull): 09/14: TU: 784 | EQ: 752 | EX: 784
Collections Removed: Hunter Warfield, CBE Group, Merchants Credit Guide, EOS-CCA, Enhanced Recovery, Portfolio Recovery, UCB, American Collection Company, Medical Business Bureau, Jefferson Capital, Credit Portfolio Associates, FCO, LVNV, Convergent, Armor Systems
Other Negative Entries Removed:Plains Commerce CO, HSBC CO, 2008 Judgment Santander Reposession

Positive Accounts:10/10: 0 | 07/12: 6 | Mortgage Closed 5/12, Macy's AMEX $13900, Citi/Home Depot $8500, Capital One Cash Rewards $3500, BOA $7500 Total Utilization: 3%. AAoA: 2yr, 9mth. INQS: 1 TU, 1 EQ, 3 EX