What Is Medical Business Bureau On My Credit Report?
Medical Business Bureau is a debt collection agency. If you are seeing them on your credit report, it likely means they have purchased your debt from a creditor and are (or will be) attempting to collect it from you.
Is Medical Business Bureau A Debt Collection Agency?
Yes, Medical Business Bureau is a debt collection agency. They buy debt from a number of different creditors that no longer wish to attempt to collect the amount themselves (also known as a "charge-off").
Medical Business Bureau may attempt to reach out via mail or phone calls (demanding payment). The worst part is a collections account will now be seen on your credit report. This hurts your score, as well as reducing your chances of getting approved for a loan or other important financial event.
But it’s not all bad news! We may be able to help you with this account. Call us today to find out more.
Who Does Medical Business Bureau Collect For?
Medical Business Bureau purchases debt from a range of different creditors. The information isn’t always publicly available and is constantly changing, so it’s difficult to provide an accurate and up-to-date list.
Does Medical Business Bureau Hurt My Credit Score?
Yes, it is highly likely having Medical Business Bureau on your credit report is damaging your score significantly.
What Should I Do If I Don't Recognize The Debt That Medical Business Bureau Is Collecting?
If you see Medical Business Bureau on your credit report but don't recognize the debt they are trying to collect, don't panic. It's possible that there has been an error or that you have been the victim of identity theft. To begin with, request validation of the debt from Medical Business Bureau. Legally, they must provide evidence that the debt is yours and they are allowed to collect it. If they cannot provide this proof, the debt must be taken off your credit report.
Additionally, if you think the debt is not yours or caused by identity theft, file a dispute with the credit bureaus which will start an investigation into the validity of the debt. If it turns out to be false, it will be eliminated from your credit report.
How Can I Prevent Medical Business Bureau From Adding More Negative Marks To My Credit Report?
Once Medical Business Bureau has added a collections account to your credit report, it can have a large negative impact on your credit score. But there is still hope—attempt to set up a payment plan with Medical Business Bureau that you can actually pay. Doing this will stop them from informing the credit bureaus about your delinquent account. If you are not able to make payments, see if you can get a forbearance or deferment from Medical Business Bureau as this will temporarily suspend payments and prevent them from reporting your delinquent account.
How Do I Remove Medical Business Bureau From My Credit Report?
To be eligible to remove Medical Business Bureau from your credit report, you typically need to meet the following requirements:
- Any information on the account is incorrect
- Any information on the account is error’d
- Any information on the account is fraudulent
- And is not (or cannot be) fixed in an appropriate amount of time
According to a study by the U.S. PIRGs, 79% of credit reports contain mistakes or serious errors. Going after these types of accounts for our clients is our specialty.
Should I Pay For Delete With Medical Business Bureau?
Paying off Medical Business Bureau to have credit bureaus delete it from your report sounds like a good idea. There's one major problem. Paying a debt in collections changes your credit report status from 'unpaid' to 'paid', but the collection remains on your report for 7 years (from the date of first delinquency). This means your credit is still damaged.
Should I Negotiate A Settlement With Medical Business Bureau?
Settling your debt with Medical Business Bureau could go both ways. It may help your score, but it may also hurt your score. Many variables impact the end result. There is a better path to a good result. Work with a company that is able to review these accounts for you (like Credit Sage), and if any issues with the account exist you may have it removed all together (and never have to hear from them again).
Is Medical Business Bureau Legit, Fake Or A Scam?
Medical Business Bureau is a legitimate company. They aren’t fake or trying to scam you. But it is likely they are spam calling you trying to collect a debt. One of the best ways to deal with this is to dispute and remove unvalidated debts.
Why Do Medical Business Bureau Keep Calling Me?
Medical Business Bureau continues to call and attempt to collect a debt. The best thing you can do is ignore their calls and speak with a company that can help you get it removed (like Credit Sage).
How To Get Medical Business Bureau To Stop Calling Me?
As we’ve mentioned above, Medical Business Bureau will be calling you to attempt to collect a debt. The best thing you can do to stop this is speak with a company that can help you get them removed from your credit report, like Credit Sage. Once they are off your credit report, you won’t have to hear from them again.
Medical Business Bureau Reviews And Complaints
Medical Business Bureau has terrible BBB reviews. This may come from their repeated calls and letters to consumers trying to collect their debt.
Will Medical Business Bureau Try Suing Or Garnishing My Wages?
Medical Business Bureau suing would be a very unlikely situation. In rare cases it may happen, but it certainly isn’t the norm. State and federal laws place limits or 'exemptions' that apply to bank and wage garnishments.
We strongly recommend calling us, we’ll help determine the likelihood of a lawsuit, but also provide you next steps in getting this collection removed.
Does Medical Business Bureau Accept A Goodwill Letter To Remove My Collection/Charge-Off?
Based on our years of experience dealing with companies like this, Medical Business Bureau does not accept goodwill letters to remove collection accounts or charge offs.
What Are My Rights When Dealing With Medical Business Bureau?
You have the right to dispute any of your debt that Medical Business Bureau has purchased. Medical Business Bureau is governed by the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (or FDCPA) and the Fair Credit Reporting Act (or FCRA). While these acts seem very complicated, they provide a great deal of power to the consumer if you know how to use it properly.
What Is Medical Business Bureau Phone Number?
You likely want to call Credit Sage before deciding whether or not to call Medical Business Bureau. The reason? You may not want to pay Medical Business Bureau debt, especially if it's inaccurate. Paying it off could hurt your score.
Get Medical Business Bureau Removed From Your Report, Today!
In most cases, we recommend speaking with a Credit Repair professional to analyze your credit report before you attempt to settle any debt. The main reason? Settling your debt may actually hurt your score.