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Medical collection

So a little over a month ago I had disputed a medical collection on my report that was successfully removed with all 3 cras. Fast forward to now and it's back but with a different agency. Can I just keep disputing it if it comes back and it will be removed?
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Re: Medical collection

Is it valid?
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Re: Medical collection


@Dan2089911 wrote:
So a little over a month ago I had disputed a medical collection on my report that was successfully removed with all 3 cras. Fast forward to now and it's back but with a different agency. Can I just keep disputing it if it comes back and it will be removed?
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Re: Medical collection

If its not yours you will need to use the laws afforded you in the FCRA as to ID Theft to get it permanently excluded from your CR.

 

http://ficoforums.myfico.com/t5/General-Credit-Topics/Victim-of-Identity-Theft-What-To-Do-to-Protect...

 

If it is yours then you need to take care of it or it will most likely keep coming back and moving to different CAs.

 

For unpaid medical debt that is reporting on your CR:

1. Call the OC and see if insurance can be billed, if not then
2. see if you qualify for Charity Care, if not then
3.  ask that they recall the collection in exchange for full payment
4. Send the reporting CA a PFD offer
5. Google the HIPAA Process and contact its creator for help

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Re: Medical collection

Okay so after some research I found out it was indeed valid, I had gone to the hospital a couple times back in mid 2012 and one time I had insurance this collection we are speaking of I didn't. So this collection is due to fall off in June of this year. Even if I know it's valid should I still send DV? Also I'm afraid my credit card accounts will be closed. This might sound nuts but should I contact my CC companies and let them know what's going on and that I'm gonna get this taken care of? Thank you all
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Re: Medical collection

Or should I send a letter offering PFD at a fraction of the cost? Is there a way to do this without resetting the 7 yr clock? Again, thx all!
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