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freefromdebt
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Re: charge off /collection notation

Thank you all for your help!
 
Smiley Happy
Message 11 of 15
Moderator Emeritus

Re: charge off /collection notation



freefromdebt wrote:
Thank you for answering back.  forgive me for my inexperience, but are you saying that the whole
 
listing will be deleted? ..
 
example:
 
Dillards card  xxx8989  chargeoff /collections
 
The whole listing from the original creditor will be deleted?
 
?
 
I thought it was just credit agency listing:
 
example:
 
Credit Agency Incorporated   xxxx9999
 
 
Thanks!


If you send a PFD to the CA and they accept, it will only be the account entry from the CA deleted.
 
If you send a PFD to the OC(make sure it says they'll instruct the CA to remove) and they accept, both the OC and CA account entry should be deleted.
 
Wording of the PFD and who the PFD is sent to is important.
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Message 12 of 15
freefromdebt
Established Member

Re: charge off /collection notation

thanks!
 
How do you send a PFD to the original creditor? I thought it was illegal to remove accurate information?
Do you have an example and or success story?
 
thanks,
freefromdebt
Message 13 of 15
Moderator Emeritus

Re: charge off /collection notation



freefromdebt wrote:
thanks!
 
How do you send a PFD to the original creditor? I thought it was illegal to remove accurate information?
Do you have an example and or success story?
 
thanks,
freefromdebt


The only law says they must report accurate information if they are going to report. It does not say that they HAVE to report.
 
Now, their contract with the CRA may say that they can not remove accurate information, but that is between them and the CRA.
 
Plenty of people have had success with a PFD. Go to the top of this page and in the search box type something like "PFD Success" or "PFD works" or just "PFD" and read.
 
I can post a sample PFD letter if that is the example you mean.
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Message 14 of 15
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Re: charge off /collection notation

 
Courtesy of Tuscani:
 
Read closely and make all neccessary changes if you use.
 

Below is an example PFD (Pay for Delete) letter you can use.


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Collection Agency
1212 Maple St
City, State Zip


Re: Collection Account for Original Creditor Account #: 00000xxxx


Amount: $25.00


To Whom It May Concern:


This letter is to inform you that the validity of this debt is disputed. I am not sure of the account number, as I have never heard from you regarding this account. The account number I have is the one listed on my Experian credit report which omits the last few digits.


In the spirit of compromise, I am willing to pay this account IN FULL (or settlement percentage) if you agree to immediate deletion of this account from any and all credit reporting agencies (Equifax, Experian and TransUnion). The purpose of this settlement is merely to have this item removed from my credit files. It is not to be construed as an acknowledgment of liability for this debt in any form.


If you agree to the terms and accept this agreement, certified funds for the settlement amount of twenty-five dollars ($25.00) will be sent to Collection Agency in exchange for full deletion of ALL references regarding this account from my credit files and full satisfaction of the debt. As certified funds will be used for payment, there shall be no waiting period regarding the deletion of this account from the credit reporting agencies.


Collection Agency agrees to delete ALL information regarding this account from the credit reporting agencies WITHIN TEN CALENDAR (10) DAYS following receipt of payment as specified above and will not discuss the terms of this settlement with anyone, excluding your client on this account. If contacted by any third party, including credit-reporting agencies, Collection Agency will not acknowledge that any settlement offer was made, accepted or executed and will, in fact, deny knowledge of any such account.


If you agree to the above terms, please prepare a letter on your company letterhead explicity agreeing to the same terms as the above settlement offer and have it signed by an authorized representative of Collection Agency. It will be implied that this letter shall constitute a legally binding contract, enforceable under the laws of my state.


Your response must be postmarked no later than 15 days from your receipt of this settlement offer or this offer will be withdrawn and I will request full validation of this alleged debt, as provided for by the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act.


Please address all correspondence regarding this account to:


You
123 Any Street
City, State Zip



Message Edited by sidewinder on 05-04-2008 08:29 AM
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