1. An old gas bill, opened in 1996. I left that state in Summer, 1997. It may have taken a little while before it was "reporting" - I don't know. It's under $200. It's on my CR from the OC, not a CA. This seems easy to get rid of, but not sure the best way to do that.
2. An old cell phone bill, under $100. I have copies a CR from TU in 2004 that show this item as being "placed" 2001. I have another TU credit report in 2006 that doesn't list the item at all. Then, in spring, 2007, the item shows up again, but not with TU, with another CRA. It's with a bottom feeder CA. Every month since spring, it reports with a current date. It doesn't list a date opened (not on the online monitoring, anyway), but it lists the "reported" date as the current month, each month it's a fresher date.
Both of these happned in a state where I don't live anymore. I left the state in #1 in 1997. I left the state in #2 in 2003. Does that effect anything in these cases?
It's interesting how these 2 items popped up suddenly and at the same time - within a week of each other, and that it was about 2 weeks after I had an item removed from my CR but it was a bit messy - the CA wouldn't do it, but a goodwill to the CEO of the company did, and I think the CA wasn't happy and I got some backlash. the timing of 2 very old accounts suddenly being reported and that deletion are a bit too coincidental, but I could be mistaken about that - it does feel that way though.
Anyway, advise on how to get rid of those 2 items the easiest way?