I.C. Systems is a privately owned debt collection agency. This is a family owned business that was originally founded in 1938. It is one of the largest collection agencies in the United States, with over 700 employees. They will collect on a variety of debt accounts including:
- Financial services
- Retail accounts
- Credit card accounts
- And more
I.C. System Inc.
444 Highway 96 East
PO Box 64378
St. Paul, MN 55164-0378
Phone number: 1-800-279-9048
3 Steps Before You Pay I.C. System
1. Validate Your Account
If you’re currently dealing with I.C. Systems. The very first step is to request validation of your account in collections. You can do this by sending a validation of debt letter directly to I.C. Systems. We strongly suggest that you send this validation letter using certified mail. This way, you will have evidence that they received your validation request.
Typically, you should get a response within 30 days of receipt. If you do not get a response a common result is the negative information on your credit report will be removed. If you do get a response. You will be provided with documentation that shows I.C. System is the legal owner of your debt account.
If they are unable to validate your debt. Then, you are no longer responsible for repayment. Additionally I.C. Systems is supposed to contact the credit bureaus to request they start getting collections removed from credit report files, concerning this account.
2. Statute Of Limitations
The vast majority of consumer debts are governed by a statute of limitations. This is a law that places a maximum amount of time for which you are responsible for repayment of a debt. Most commonly this time limit is seven years. It does not apply to all consumer debts.
However, it does apply to the vast majority of accounts. Even, if your debt is validated. It may not be in your financial interest to go about paying off debt in collections.
For example, if your debt account is six years old. It could make more financial sense to wait one more year. After one more year the statute of limitations may expire. In which case, you will no longer be responsible for repayment.
3. Negotiate A Settlement Agreement
If your debt is legit and within the statute of limitations. Then you should negotiate a settlement payment with I.C. Systems. As part of your settlement agreement, we encourage you to negotiate to pay less than the total amount of your balance.
It is common for collection agencies to accept only a fraction of the balance as a settlement payment. Experts, suggest you start your negotiations at $0.25 on the dollar.
For example, if I.C. System is contacting you regarding a $1,000 debt. Then, you should start your negotiations by offering $250 to settle the debt. It is key that you get I.C. System to agree to send a deletion request to all three of the major credit bureaus, in exchange for your settlement payment.
This way, after you pay I.C. System they should contact all three of the credit bureaus to remove collections from your credit report. If you don’t get this deletion request then you could pay I.C. System. And simply have the negative credit updated to a paid collection on your credit report, this is still a negative listing that will damage your credit score.
In sum, your credit score is much like your Grade Point Average (GPA) in school days past. It doesn’t matter if you’re acing all your courses, if you’re failing underwater basket weaving, because this one negative mark is going to destroy your overall GPA.
This is also true of your credit score. And why it’s so vital that we clean credit report dings, blemishes, and remove any negative items. We encourage our members to consider professional, legal, and legitimate credit cleaning services to help with this.
Because in 2016 alone, over 9 million negative items were removed from consumer’s credit reports. One of the best firms is The Credit Pros. They’ve helped client’s successfully remove collections, late payments, charge offs, judgements, liens, and many more negative credit report items.
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