How do I pay collection accounts if I can't find them?

by Karissa
(Michigan )

I have some things under collection in my name, but I'm unsure on how to pay them if I have no idea where they are sent?

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Mar 17, 2011
Tracking down collection accounts


It can be really frustrating when you want to clean up your credit but can't figure out how to do that!

There is no surefire way to track down all the collection accounts you may owe. Your credit reports will likely help, and you can get them free from all three major national agencies at Beyond that, however, there may be accounts that are in limbo and could be sold to other collectors in the future.

Keep a file where you store all this information, and be sure to keep copies of everything! Also make sure you keep excellent records of any payments you make on these accounts.

Use our Free Debt Collection Worksheet and take notes every time you talk with a collector, then save them.

The problem is that sometimes these debts are bought and sold to multiple agencies and the last thing you want to do is pay the same debt twice.

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