Debt Settlement letter???

Discussion in 'Credit Talk' started by Shantel, Jun 13, 2001.

  1. Shantel

    Shantel Well-Known Member

    I know someone posted one not too long ago...a negotation for removal letter but I can't find it. If the person who posted it can post it again OR just post the name of the thread, I'd appreciate it.

    Thanks folks!
  2. metallicat

    metallicat Well-Known Member

    Here ya go,

    In Re: Your name & Account #

    Dear Collection Manager:

    It has come to my attention through the credit bureaus that you claim I owe a debt to your agency. While I have yet to have the debt verified to me as legitimate through my right of the mini Miranda, I can however save us both some effort & time by "Settling the debt out".

    Below is my offer. It is not a renewed promise to pay nor does it constitute any agreement unless you sign and return it. Note, I have not agreed yet that this debt is mine and have the option to seek further proof from your agency of this debt. It has also come to my attention that your agency regularly purchases debts in the course of doing business.

    Suffice to say, you hold all the rights to report the debt to the credit bureaus as you see fit and you can change that listing at any time as the source reporting the debt.

    I am sure you are aware of my right to dispute this debt and request full proof of the obligation. Paying this unverified debt to you means little to me if we cannot mutually agree that you will report the debt as mentioned below.

    While I realize that your purpose is to collect debts as a collection agent, I am also aware of what a paid collection would represent for me, which is not favorable. That being said, I have concurred through the bureaus that you have the absolute right to report this debt as you see fit or not report it at all.

    Please do not quote to me that you are unable to change the listing or I will be forced to cease and desist our communication and request full lengthy verification of the debt.

    My goal is to arrange a term acceptable to both us since this debt is questionable.

    I will pay your company the amount of $xx as payment in full for the full satisfaction of this account. Upon receipt of the above payment, your company has agreed to change the entry on my credit reports to Paid, no lates. You further agree to remove all previous notation of delinquency.

    If you concur with these terms please acknowledge with your signature and return it to me. You agree the terms herein are confidential and you have the authority to make such decisions. No payment will be made without written confirmation.

    Upon receipt of this signed acknowledgment, I will immediately mail you funds priority mail. This is not a renewed promise to pay but rather a restricted offer only. If no terms can be met, no new arrangements will be made and the offer will be void.

    Name of Creditor:

    Signature of company officer


    Social security number
    Do not sign your name!
  3. Shantel

    Shantel Well-Known Member

    Thanks...totally appreciate it!
  4. Cyprigirl

    Cyprigirl Well-Known Member

    It is important that you do not sign it first, because the agreement can be enforced against you. Make sure they sign it first then you sign it.

    Just a heads up!

  5. Shantel

    Shantel Well-Known Member

    Thanks...I've seen that a hundred times and it's totally embedded in my head! One more time won't hurt though

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