Questions tagged [collections]
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Company will not collect item I have been refunded for [closed]
In August of 2022 I purchased an electric bike to get me to and from work. The cost was £2600. It was ordered from Europe and delivered to the UK. I had to take a day off from work to receive the bike....
If a debt collection company refuses full payment is the debt still valid?
I was charged on a closed account for a service I never received. It is only a couple hundred dollars. I never paid it because it was not a valid debt. I am trying to fix my credit. I called up the ...
Why don't companies just print more of valuable items?
I just had somebody show off her Pokémon card collection. One of the cards is worth a lot of money now for some reason. Why doesn't Pokémon, Inc. just print more of that particular card? Do they have ...
I received an invoice with a due date in the past, is it valid?
I recently received an invoice from a company requesting immediate payment. The due date on the invoice was before the issue date of the invoice and I received the invoice around 10 days after that ...
Can collections agency actually remove debt from credit report or are they just lying?
I recently ran my credit score and discovered that unbeknownst to me there was evidently a $60 medical co-pay from last year that I never paid (they sent the bill to an old address and due to it being ...
How do I keep a $20 bill that went to collections off my credit report?
Over 6 months ago I went to an Urgent care facility. I checked that this provider was in-network before going, and paid the copay before I was seen. I received a basic medical exam, did not receive ...
Medical provider is threatening to send me to collections over a debt I do not owe
I received counseling services in May 2019 and paid the full amount owed. A few months later I received a bill for these services. I have called the billing agency and the counseling service multiple ...
Is there a prescription/stipulated time for an invoice to be collected?
Is there a time frame to collect an invoice? I have a client I need to collect a bill from. They are always making excuses. Do I have a time frame to collect the bill? Does the debt have a ...
Original creditor forwarding payments to collection agency
In 2017 I had back surgery performed at an orthopedic specialist surgery center. During the billing process I set up auto-draft for all of the bills so that I would not have to worry about missing a ...
How to deal with wireless company that sends bills after I have cancelled
At the end of last year, I decided to leave AT&T wireless and cancel my service with them. I transferred a number to the new carrier and gave up two others. At this time, I became unable to log ...
Calaculating Quartely cash collections [closed]
Sorry if this is the wrong place for this financial concept question, it's about the cash budget. Accounts receivables at the beginning of the year are $345. The company has a 60 day collection ...
Collections calling thanks to BioLife. Is this a scam?
My father just received a phone call from collections saying he owes $650 for a product he purchased in 2015. We thought it was a scam call at first but they seemed to have his personal information ...
Debt sent to collections while still attempting to solve with vendor
In California, can personal debt be sent to collections while you are still engaging in a potential resolution with the vendor? Example: communication with the vendor towards a solution is moving, ...
Medical collection for parents - will it affect me?
My parents were visiting the US from Europe and they had some sort of travel insurance. During their visit, my dad had a fall and was taken to the ER; thankfully nothing was wrong and he was released ...
Do administrative wage garnishments for nontax debts count as judgments or other public records for the purposes of the three credit bureaus?
When I was in my late teens, I made some bad choices. Most notably, I was on SSI, which the government retroactively decided I was not eligible for. They put the debt on my credit report, some years ...
Do all collections accounts show up on a credit report?
When running credit reports for potential tenants, I sometimes see accounts which are closed and charged off as a "profit and loss write-off". I also sometimes see collection accounts. That being ...
How was someone able to open an account?
A while back I was surprised to see a collections account go onto my credit report for an unpaid amount of a few hundred dollars. I immediately believed it to be a mistake since I had never heard of ...
Wife sent to collections for ticket she paid ten years ago
My wife got a ticket 10 years in Nevada. She paid that ticket, but doesn't have any record of it; we've moved a lot in the last ten years and switched banks several times. We got a bill from the ...
Is Credence Resource Management a scam?
I've been receiving a lot of calls from a debt collector called Credence Resource Management. These calls are coming from a call center in India. It seems like this is a scam company. I did some ...
What incentive one has to pay a medical bill in this situation?
I was talking to a friend over the weekend and he told me that some states in the United States don't allow unpaid medical bills to be reported in the person's credit report. If that were true than ...
On a debt collection agency's letter, what does "balance" refer to?
What does the term balance refer to on a letter from a debt collection agency? Is this the money that is owed or is this the money available to pay off this debt?
Credit Score, Collection from 1 year ago, have not lived in america for 4 years
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 ...
Was this bill forgotten by a medical provider, and do notices need to be sent before collections?
6+ months ago I attended this physical therapy place for 4, 1 hour visits that were billed at 600$ each. I realized they were out-of-network and switched places. Checking my records I realized I paid ...
Could my credit ratings have been hurt even if I use a virtual credit card?
I had subscribed to NY Times during an introductory offer with a Virtual Shopsafe credit card. I didn't increase the limit on my credit card and after the first month, my subscription became ...
Medical bill in collections
I am a college student that had surgery in 2014 on my gallbladder and subsequently became very ill and needed a necessary test to prove a a diagnosis my gastroenterologist suspected. He recommended ...
Might it make sense not to look into debt that is in collections?
I happened to glance at my credit report and one of the agencies shows that I have a debt of just over $100 in collections. It appears to be from an emergency room in a previous state (I moved about 6 ...
How do I deal with a mistaken attempt to collect a debt from me that is owed by someone else?
A close friend got a call from someone unknown asking for her current address. She wisely refused, and after some go around they said they had bought a past due payday loan that she was responsible ...
Will I see a collection on my credit report if I paid the bill in full?
I received a call from a collections agency a couple of days ago about an unsettled bill of $200. Turns out that during my grad school days (over 7 years ago), we used a water delivery service and I ...
What steps can an independent contractor take to force a company to send him his last payment?
Say a person worked as an independent contractor at firm X. Firm X is in New Jersey; he worked remotely in New York. After 7 and a half months of work he decided to end the project--a 4 days notice ...
How much time does a doctor's office have to collect balance from me?
Today I went to my old dentist and they told me I owe them $350 from from several visits three years ago (I switched to a different dentist for the past 3 years before switching back today). When I ...
How do collection agencies work
I wanted to understand how companies decide to send accounts of customers to collections and then, how the collection agencies settle. My understanding was that in any company, that has receivables, ...
How would a collection against me affect my credit
I went to a new city two weeks ago and rented a 2011 Civic in the meantime. On the last week of the rental, someone hit my car in the front bumper in a parking lot. The damage was a 2 by 3 inch dent ...
Collections for Medical Bill - Pay Settlement or Full Amount?
I live in California, and I had an ER visit in November 2010. I originally owed ~$800. I've been contacted by a collection agency, and offered a settlement of ~$400 I have verified with the original ...
Collections - charge off
I had a debt on my Bank of America credit card (which I used to pay part of my tuition during grad school). I was unable to pay it, it went into collection and I settled with them. Now I have a charge ...
"Pay to Delete" letter for removing an entry from my credit report. Legit?
I am negotiating with a collection agency over payment of around $2500. Talking on the phone with them, it seems that I can't get an unequivocal "yes" to delete their entry from my credit report on ...
Are there criminal implications to having a delinquent or collection account?
I had a collection account I was unaware of that I paid to avoid any issues (less than $500). Since it is reported on my credit score as "collection account or delinquency accounts" or something alike,...
Actions to take against paid collection
I received a note from a lender about a debit I had with GAP. It was completely unintentional and I didn't even know about it until then. The firm is in MS and I was living in CA at the time, while ...
If I co-sign on a loan for someone, am I putting up money (is there a cost)?
Does it cost me anything if I co-sign a loan for someone?
How do I get bill collectors who call about people I know to stop calling me?
In recent days, I've had bill collectors calling me about a former room mate of mine, and its getting rather annoying, (he never even lived at this location, or had my phone number). Is there any way ...