How do I report a collection agency for calling the wrong number?

Answer Fight Back with the Fair Debt Collection Practices ActSend a letter to the collection agency, if you can get its address, informing them that they are calling the wrong number and you do not want t... Read More »

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Is it illegal to keep calling back a collection agency?

Under the Fair Debt Collections Practices Act, bill collectors can only call consumers between the hours of 8 a.m. and 9 p.m. local time. They can also call you at work unless your employer disappr... Read More »

How to Report a Bad Debt to a Collection Agency?

According to, most collection agencies are members of the three major credit-reporting companies or bureaus, Experian, Equifax and TransUnion. As members, they can report bad debt ... Read More »

Will a collection agency remove its information from my credit report if I make a payment?

A collection agency will generally not remove its account if you make a payment on a collection account. If you do pay the account in full, the collection agency must update it as "paid" on your cr... Read More »

I have a medical bill for 168.00 that was sent to a collection agency after I made a payment. They are going to keep in the collection agency until my bill is paid off. This can not be right.?

If the bill was late enough to be sent to a collection agency, the collection of that bill has been turned over to that collection agency as well.