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Incorrect collections??

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Incorrect collections??

Finally got my 2 collections off (one xfinity where they didnt own the debt so i paid xfinity) and a PRA collections from a Cap 1 charge off.

My score was 705 after all was said and done.

Checked my score anticipating a discover graduation only to find I'm back to 625 and have a medical collections account with armada, originally from a office visit. I called the medical office and they said that the balance was not 285, but rather $25 and i paid it to them and no longer owe them money. I called the collections and told them I paid the clinic directly and that they were incorrectly reporting. They said no, you owe US now, 285 do you want to pay now?


I hung up. How do I make them knock it off so hopefully the beginning of next month when my statement cuts I graduate?
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Re: Incorrect collections??

Call the medical office back and ask them to recall the debt due to being paid. You can dispute the CA online as a debt not owed also. At the same time send a certified letter of anything that shows you have 0 balance from the med office. Bank statement or ask the med office to send you letter that you PIF and ship that out certified letter.

 

The FDCPA lets the credit collection agency assume the debt is valid if you do not make your dispute within the 30 days allowed. However, this will not count as an admission that you owe the debt in any legal action. You have the right to sue the collection agency if they act improperly for one year from the improper action. You can sue for lost wages and other expenses incurred, including legal and court costs. Also, the judge is allowed to award you up to $1,000 in punitive damages.

 

So get on it now. Good Luck!

 



My posts are JMHO. I DO NOT claim to be a FICO expert. Just sharing my experiences from rebuild to recovery after BK DC.
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Re: Incorrect collections??

Perhaps the clinic had/has not yet sent notice of payment and termination of the collection authority to the debt collector.

Until the debt collector is noticed by the clinic that payment has been made, they wont terminate on the word of the consumer.

 

A consumer cannot bring their own private civil action against a party that is based on reporting of inaccurate information.

You must first file a dispute via the CRA and permit the furnisher with the opportunity to review, and either verify or correct.

 

Upon notice from the clinic that the debt has been paid, the debt collector is not required to delete their collection.

In fact, CRA reporting policy instructs debt collectors not to delete based on payment of the debt.

They are required to close their collection and update the balance to $0.

 

Your dispute can dispute the accuracy of lack of update of the balance to $0, but lack of deletion is not basis for a legit dispute.

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