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post #16 of 87
Take her to small claims court. Then, if your credit is f'd, call Lexington Law and they do an awesome job of fixing credit.
post #17 of 87
Not legal advice and do not rely on the following, anybody: I seem to recall reading some unreliable sources (and can not comment whether they are correct)that say with respect to your credit score, you may do more harm than good paying old debts off. Something to do with making it current again.
post #18 of 87
If you pay it, the default credit report entry becomes current as of the date of making the payment and will stay with you for the next 7 years.
post #19 of 87
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Originally Posted by Steve Smith View Post
I am not an expert on this, and you need to do some research to find out for certain whether this is correct: Contact them and negotiate a payment in full with the agreement that they will delete ALL reporting of this account to the three credit bureaus. I think the term you are looking for is "pay for delete". Get it in writing before you do it. If they won't do that, then you are better off paying it anyway because as the bad history ages your score will improve.
This. Get everything in writing....stay off the phone! Do you have proof of your negotiation at the time of cancellation 2 years ago? Do NOT pay them right now. Whether paid or unpaid, it has the same negative affect on your report. It will drop off 7 years from the date of your last delinquency and, as Steve says, the older it is the less affect it has on your score. Is this in the collection segment or installment/credit section. That has a huge bearing on how to approach the situation as well. Is it on all 4 or what combination thereof (TransUnion, Experian, Equifax, Innovis)?
post #20 of 87
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Originally Posted by J'aimelescravates View Post
This.
Get everything in writing. Do you have proof of your negotiation at the time of cancellation 2 years ago? Do NOT pay them right now. Whether paid or unpaid, it has the same negative affect on your report. It will drop off 7 years from the date of your last delinquency and, as Steve says, the older it is the less affect it has on your score.
Is this in the collection segment or installment/credit section. Is it on all 4 or what combination thereof (TransUnion, Experian, Equifax, Innovis)?

I can echo this sentiment. Pay it off in full in exchange for a full delete. Hopefully you're still just dealing with the company itself and not a CA as well, otherwise you might have multiple listings on your report for the same thing.
post #21 of 87
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Originally Posted by FStyles View Post
...but FWIW it was more civil disobedience turned awry

It's called pique, or perhaps stubborn self-interest. You can even call it a matter of principle if you wish. But it's not civil disobedience and bears no resemblance to it whatsoever. The very essence of civil disobedience is a willing acceptance and embracing of the consequences of one's actions.
post #22 of 87
I wouldn't pay the pieces of shit, I was in a similiar situation with comcast, I told them I already cancelled and they refunded my money because I threatened to fuck their bitches.
post #23 of 87
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Originally Posted by Eason View Post
I wouldn't pay the pieces of shit, I was in a similiar situation with comcast, I told them I already cancelled and they refunded my money because I threatened to fuck their bitches.

Apparently the glass ceiling isn't in effect at Comcast.
post #24 of 87
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I wouldn't pay the pieces of shit, I was in a similiar situation with comcast, I told them I already cancelled and they refunded my money because I threatened to fuck their bitches.

Now this is a strategy I had not considered. Kings to you, sir!
post #25 of 87
You can get your credit rescored. I'm not sure about the specifics, but I've heard that there are third party companies you can hire to help you fix your credit report if there's a mistake or disputed item. I saw a report about it on tv. Google it.
post #26 of 87
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Originally Posted by FidelCashflow View Post
You can get your credit rescored. I'm not sure about the specifics, but I've heard that there are third party companies you can hire to help you fix your credit report if there's a mistake or disputed item. I saw a report about it on tv. Google it.

I think all they do is negotiate a repayment in exchange for taking it off the report, but I'm not sure.
post #27 of 87
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Originally Posted by Mark it 8 View Post
I think all they do is negotiate a repayment in exchange for taking it off the report, but I'm not sure.

Which is exactly what OP should be doing.
post #28 of 87
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Originally Posted by FidelCashflow View Post
You can get your credit rescored. I'm not sure about the specifics, but I've heard that there are third party companies you can hire to help you fix your credit report if there's a mistake or disputed item. I saw a report about it on tv. Google it.

It's called rapid rescoring and is mainly used by mortgage brokers to tweak minor errors for a 10-20 point score bump. It's good for getting yourself in to a low APR. They're not going to remove legitimate debts like the one the OP has
post #29 of 87
Alright, this is what you could do: Write the bastard t-mobile corporation a letter and include these contents: Tell them that you are happy to pay the lawfully owed financial obligations upon receipt of these three items in your mail. 1. validation of the owed debt (actual accounting figures) 2. verification of their claim against you (a sworn affidavit or a signed true invoice) 3. a full disclosure copy of the contract binding both parties. If they cannot provide these documents then you have no true obligation to pay. And if these corporate thugs sick their 3rd party collection agencies and/or lawyers on you, you are not obligated to reply them, unless you are being served..which is a different matter. They have nothing to do with you and t-mobile and have NO jurisdiction over you, period, if they do try to contact you, you make sure you let them know they have nothing to do with 'the person in question'. I urge you to learn your 'common law rights' and 'contract law' as they will help you in incidents like these where these doucheb's are trying to take advantage of good people, if you want some more info, you can PM me.
post #30 of 87
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Originally Posted by FStyles View Post
^^^^



To the legion of dudes towards the top:

yeah, I know I fucked up...but FWIW it was more civil disobedience turned awry than dumb kid not paying his bills.


Unfortunately this is partly what a credit score is for. They would like to know whether you are the type to settle/handle/correct/clarify your bills in a reasonable amount of time, or the type to just say "fuck it, you aren't getting my moneyyyyyyyyyyyyyy!!!!!" and ignore them, aka someone who receives a monthly bill for 9 months and doesn't realize it. Maybe you forgot to set up mail forwarding or whatever, but they don't care about why.
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