I have an open collection with midland on my credit file.
The OC deleted years ago when I sent a debt validation.
Midland open the account in June 2015 (3 years, 5 months ago.) I’ve disputed in the past and it’s still there.
Any advice on getting It deleted?
When was the original DOFD? What is the SOL in your state? Being close or past SOL can effect what might be best based on who has leverage.
The statute for reporting is 7.5 years after the OC DOFD (though it usually falls off at the 7 year mark) - not when the collection agency acquired the debt. What was the month of the 2011 DOFD? If DOFD was in 2011, then the collection should fall off this year.
SOL doesn't determine how long a collection remains on your reports -- that just establishes a deadline for collecting a debt.
DOFD was 2011 I think SOL in Massachusetts is 6 years?
Midland has date opened as 2015, which date matters? OC DOFD Or when Midland aquired the debt?
Depending on the exact date in 2011, these accounts should be removed from your file now or very soon. As far as SOL goes, you must be past it then if my math is correct. Just check this, find out as it is critical. If past SOL they can not sue you and if they try it can be thrown out. If it were me, I would not contact them. (if you do for some reason, do not admit the debt is your or offer to settle, pay, make arrangements etc.) Again, if DOFD was in any month of 2011 SOL has passed. You have all the leverage and these will be off your reports soon. Though you still owe the debt, Midland has no leverage at all at this point. Again, verify the DOFD. I suspect you can start requesting deletion or early deletion now.