I received a collection letter from Southwest Credit dated 12/07/2010 Sent a DV letter back, delivered 01/03/2011 (27 days) USPS Certified. So far they haven't responded or verified in any way.
On 03/10/2011 I noticed the following apprear on all my Credit Reports:
New Collection SOUTHWEST CREDIT SYSTEMS I
[TransUnion] Account information disputed by consumer, meets FCRA reqs [Experian] Customer disputed account - reported by subscriber. [Equifax] Consumer disputes this account information ------------------------------------ Subject has not satisfied debt.
From there on I keep getting alerts that a new collection is being placed: on 03/26/2011;04/02/2011. They keep changing the dates!
This caused a 100 pt drop in my scores.
Are they allowed to place this on my reports 3 months later? Are they allowed to keep updating it like this? Should I dispute with the Credit Bureaus?
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