I used to live in America for 2 years, but i moved back to my home country in December 2012, i will however will be moving back to American next month. I checked my credit score (story behind why in the end) and i can see a collection from a company called "ENHANCED RECOVERY CO L" for $600 where the original debt was $175. Another weird thing is that they say that this debt is from August 2015, which is very strange, as i have not lived in America since December 2012.
I chatted online with TIME WARNER CABLE, as they are the company the debit is with, and they say it is for equipment i did not return, I clearly remember mailing it to them, but this is so long ago that i have no proof of this any more.
In the chat with Time Warner did they tell me that i could pay with them, the $175, and they would take care of the Credit Score, is this correct as the collection where made by a third party company?
Also Time Warner have had my email address and it have not changed, but they have never contacted me about the debt?
Is it legal for "ENHANCED RECOVERY CO L" to set the date opened to 3 years after i left the country?
The original debt was $175 what is up with the $600?
I have the option of getting a new Social Security Number when i move to America, because of a spelling mistake of my original Social Security Number, would it be worth the time to fight with the credit score companies about this or should i just get the new number? The old number is 4.5 years old and have no other "hits". (I will of cause still pay Time Warner what i owe them)
Sorry for the basic credit score questions, i only lived in america for 2 years for school, so i never know much about it, and there are so much contradictory information out there that it can be hard to find out what is correct.
Story behind: I currently lived close to the US border, have been for the last year, so i often go to Macy's to do my cloth shopping, but they would not give me a credit higher then $100, even though i have more then 190k income a year, when i questioned this did they tell me it properly was because of my credit score.
The old Social Security Number, only have the the age, i have never borrow money, and only had a credit card for the last 6 months when i was there (Was paid in full every month though). Don't have any loans as i never buy anything i can not afford, no mortgage (renting) and no student loans (Paied it all during attending school).