Charge Off On Credit Report
You’re probably here because you noticed a charge off on your credit report, and you want to know what charge off means. In the most basic terms a charged off account is one where a creditor has declared that you will not pay the debt and so they have written the debt off as a loss.
The bad news is although they have written it off as a loss, you are still liable to pay the debt. It is one of the most damaging items on a credit report that can negatively affect your credit score. Lenders are required by law to report charge off accounts and it allows them to close out the accounts for accounting reasons.
The good news is that you can remove a charged off account but you will need help from a good law firm that can help you settle and clean up your credit score. This option isn’t free but makes the most sense when you weigh that against the possibility of how much you will be losing if a charge off account stays on your credit report for 7 years.
Lexington Law is the law firm we recommend above all others. They have helped thousands upon thousands of people just like you repair their credit score quickly. You can call them directly at 1-800-251-3505.
My Story: “How I Deleted Charged Off Debts and Raised My Credit Score 151 Points”
When I finally graduated I had accumulated over $60,000 in total student loan and credit card debt.
Everything seemed to happen so fast because credit card companies made it so easy and convenient to borrow credit.
And I really needed the extra cash at the time just to get by with school.
I don’t regret going to college for a second, but I do wish I had been more responsible with my money.
I was working part-time waiting on tables to pay the bills… but soon it felt like it was impossible to make credit card payments on time. I tried really hard to work with my creditors but they gave me the cold shoulder and disregarded changing any payment arrangements… and they kept charging even more ridiculous interest and fees.
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After I missed a few payments, the credit card companies quickly charged off the accounts and sold them to collection agencies. They completely crippled my credit score by putting late payments, charge offs and collection account items onto my credit reports.
My credit score sunk to a 594. The bad credit made it literally impossible for me to get access to any new credit.
Bankers thought I was a bum and my friends thought I was utterly irresponsible.
I hoped that my bad credit would simply disappear over time… however, federal laws are in place to keep bad credit on your reports for up to 7 years!
The time was coming where I would need a new car soon and I felt desperate because of the financial turmoil I was facing.
I was on the verge of having an emotional breakdown.
I was also completely stressed out from having to get a new job… I was terrified that my bad credit would prevent me from getting a new job because I saw a news report that said most employers do credit checks now before they hire!
They think you are a druggie or thief if you have poor credit.
Luckily, a close friend of mine went through a similar situation and had Lexington Law help improve his credit score. I learned that these credit specialists can repair almost any kind of bad credit – including, charge offs, collections, foreclosures and even bankruptcy related items.
I started in the same service and saw fast progress…Lexington Law even removed three credit card charge offs in only 11 days time!
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It gave me some much-needed hope, to see my credit score increase. The first month it rose 56 points, and then another 24, and then a huge increase of 77 points.
It didn’t take long before my score had become a 745! It was simply life-changing.
Lexington Law got rid of 98% of my bad credit and helped me increase my score to a 745.
I was sure that some of the negative items would be impossible to delete.
But I was mistaken. Have a look at a few of my real deletion letters.
It was an incredible feeling to go look for a new car knowing that my credit score was so good. I didn’t even need to panic about getting approved.
I knew that with a credit score as high as 745… the banks would be able approve my loan with no issues.
Take a look at this picture of my new Pathfinder – financed at a low rate because of the help I received from Lexington Law.
They increased my credit score from 594 to 745 and got rid of 98% of my bad credit.
I’d happily recommend them to anyone struggling to improve their credit situation.
We are your definitive resource for tips on improving your credit score quickly and effectively. It takes years to build a good credit score. We make sure that your credit score isn’t destroyed because of a little carelessness from irresponsible bill collection agencies. You can count on us to ensure that they don’t make any negative changes to your report.
We consistently work to raise your credit score fast and ensure that your present actions support these efforts to improve your credit score.
Fix Your Report Dispute And Increase your Credit Score!
Did you know you can suffer credit damage from unpaid accounts? Your credit report comes in handy when you are applying for an insurance employment loan, or even when renting a home. Lexington Law, our business partner, can teach you how to fix a bad credit score, clean up your credit and fix report disputes!
We have the resources, expertise and experience to help you clean up and fix credit after bankruptcy as well. So call on us today to get rid of them and increase your credit score fast!