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Want to pay off debt - Legally

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jetfan

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What is the name of your state? Virginia.
I am finally in the position to pay off my credit card debt, but want to be sure I send the right type of letter for legal purposes. Any idea where I can find a form for "Payment in Full?" I also plan on sending the forms return receipt requested to cover myself. Any suggestions would be welcomed.
 


JETX

Senior Member
Your best bet would be to send a letter to each of the creditors and advise them that you would like to negotiate a payment:
1) Ask them what amount would be needed to settle the debt, and
2) Ask them to advise what rating that they will report to the Credit Reporting Agencies. A '0' is paid as agreed, a '9' is write off - - naturally you would like to get as low a number as possible.

Then, when you get responses, send payment by check or any other method to verify payment was received. Also, note on the check "Paid in Full" (not legally binding, but could help).
 

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