Posts Tagged "collection"

Experian credit report does not include eviction reports

Dear Experian,

An eviction is showing on my credit report, per the leasing company I submitted an application to. I have never received paperwork for an eviction, but when I contacted the courts, they show an eviction was filed against me and dismissed. They say there is no judgment against me. How can I go about removing this as it’s preventing me from finding new housing because it doesn’t show “dismissed” on my credit report.

– LPT

Entering payment plan will not “restart the clock” for removing charge off

Dear Experian,

I have a charge off from 2009. I am in a payment plan. Does this mean I started the clock over on when the charge off will be removed?

– EYJ

Unreported auto loan could be shown as collection after voluntary repossession

Dear Experian,

I bought a car about 2 years ago at a “buy-here-pay-here” lot. I have never missed a payment and have been a good customer. Since buying the car I have spent over $3,000 in repairs. I recently have been looking to get a new vehicle since the repairs are killing me financially. I was talking to a dealer about a trade in. Much to my surprise, he told me I should simply just give the car back to them. He said to check my credit report and see if they report the payments, and if I did not see it on there, which I didn’t, then giving my car back would not hurt my credit. Is it simply this easy? I am going to go upside down on the car $5,000 so it sounds so much more to my advantage, but I worry the risk of having a repo on my credit report. Any advice?

– TDB

Original delinquency date determines when repossession and collection account will be deleted

Dear Experian,

I had a repossession in July 2006, but on my credit report it states date reported January 2013. A collection agency owns the account now. When will it be removed from my history? Is it based on the date of initial delinquency or the date reported?

– TMF

Selling or transferring an account to a new creditor does restart the deletion time period

Dear Experian,

A creditor of mine sold my credit card debt to another company after seven years. Do I now have to wait another seven years to have it removed from my credit reports?

– LDE

Collection accounts are not removed immediately after being paid in full

Dear Experian,

If you have a derogatory record on your credit report from a collection agency and you pay off the debt in full, will the debt be taken off of your report sooner? Or do you still have to wait the seven years?

– MSK

Car returned under Service Member Relief Act is a voluntary repossession

Dear Experian,

I am in the military and currently serving in Afghanistan. Prior to my departure I turned in my car lease under the Service Member Relief Act. When I check my credit report, it shows up as voluntary repossession, and then right after that it says “Due to military service.” Does this have a negative impact on my credit?

– JSP

Make payments only to the collection agency that currently owns the debt

Dear Experian,

I have two collection agencies reporting the same item. If I pay the current collection company will both of them be updated as paid in full or do I have to pay them separately?

– WJH

Collection accounts for repossessed car will show in credit report

Dear Experian,

If you have had a vehicle repossessed, will it stay on your credit if the creditor keeps selling the papers to different creditors?

– JNB

Landlord does not need a judgment to report unpaid rent to Experian

Dear Experian,

Does a landlord have to have a judgment against a former tenant in order for the debt to be reported? Can a collection agency report a debt without obtaining a judgment?

– WLW

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