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Old collection

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Old collection

I have an old collection reporting since 2014. It's with away collections. They refuse PFD and said if I pay then they do delete but will not send letter saying so prior to payment (ok...). This collection is for like $150. Is it worth it to just pay it so I can have the benefit of it at least reporting paid and no longer updating as negative each month? Or should I just wait the 2 more years for it to fall off. It's only reporting to EX and EQ.
Starting FICO 8 as of 2 APR 2019

FICO 8 as of 28 JUN 2019

FICO 9 as of 2 APR 2019

Goal 700 across the board by 7/2021
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Re: Old collection

Pay it, verbal agreement is just as enforcable as a written one. Some will never give written as its not a practice that is in favor with the CRAs.

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