Category: Collections

How Collection Agencies Work

You may not know it when a debt collector calls, but some have bigger incentives than others for pushing you to pay. There are two types of collection agencies: Ones that are hired by creditors to collect debts, and those that buy old debts from original creditors for …

Do This Before Paying an Old Debt Collection

You’ve just received a letter from a debt collector demanding that you pay a debt that’s years old. Perhaps you don’t even remember the debt. What’s the best way to handle this situation? Why am I being contacted about an old debt? First let me explain why a …

Statute of Limitation On Medical Bills

Question A majority of my credit reporting issues are, unfortunately, alot of medical bills I’ve been unable to pay over time. Not sure how these are seen in terms of the statute of limitations, but I recently received a letter from the collection agency that owns all of …