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How to Remove Paid Collections From Your Credit Report: A Comprehensive Guide

There is no upside to having an account in collections on your credit report. It is a red flag, it screws your scores, and it stays on for what feels like forever. It is something you don’t want to have, plain and simple.

But:

Life happens. Bar the off chance that a creditor flags your account in error, you may fall so behind on payments due to financial difficulties that your creditor decides to sell your debt to a debt collection agency or company—also called debt collectors or debt buyers.

After the sale, it’s only a short time before a shiny new collection entry pops up on your report. At this point, it is imperative to explore all possible options to remove paid collections from your credit report. Make no mistake, it isn’t a cakewalk: but, it is possible.

Now, before exploring these options, it is crucial to note a few things about debt collections on a credit report.

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