Equifax is The Upside Down (reference to the TV show Stranger Things, for anyone unfamiliar). OK, not that bad, but it's usually the weird one, it seems.
I am not familiar with Portfolio Recovery, but normally if you pay a collection, it stays on your report, it just shows a balance of zero and it doesn't keep dinging you anew each month.
Did you dispute it on the other reports? Or, did you ask them for a goodwill deletion? If neither, I'm more confused by it falling off the other two reports than staying on Equifax.
I think that CO may get in trouble with the credit bureaus, but, lucky you for that being the CO involved! I'd go ahead and dispute with Equifax. They will ask the CO for documentation and the CO will not give it. Equifax will then remove it. At least ... that's what is supposed to happen. It might fall off with no action, but, I don't see how disputing it will slow that down or make it less likely.
Debtjoe thanks for reply , I pay it 5 weeks ago , transunion and experian already delete it 3 days ago , only Equifax not delete yet , I don't know why , seem like I'm always having problems with Equifax , they are very hard to deal with lol , because my collection still with Equifax , it make me nervous hihihi , I'll wait another week before I dispute again.
No, I would not recommend that you dispute.
Paying a collection requires that the debt collector update the balance to $0.
There is no inaccuracy based on lack of an agreed deletion of the collection, and thus no basis for dispute.
To the contrary, the common credit reporting manual used by the big-4 CRAs clearly states the uniform CRA policy that debt collectors not delete their collection based on payment of the debt. The CRAs wish to preserve complete credit files, and consider deletion based on payment of the debt to be contrary to the interest of presenting complete credit histories.
A dispute informs the CRA that the debt collector is acting contrary to their credit reporting agreement with the CRA and is reqesting the CRA to investigate the accuracy of accurate reporting and to delete contrary to the own published policy.
Lean on the debt collector to comply with their contract agreement with you to delete.