Which will help increase my credit score more? Paying off a 5 year loan ($5000 balance) with 12.83% interest or paying off a closed credit card ($4000 balance) which is currently on a $100/month payment plan with 10% interest, but interest will rise to 23.99% soon when the payment plan expires.
By signing up a debt counseling session, your provided details (Name, Email ID and Phone No.) will be forwarded to the company advertising on the DebtCC. However, you have no obligation to use their services.
Some creditors and collection agencies refuse to lower the payoff amount, interest rate, and fees owed by the consumer.
Creditors/collection agencies can make collection calls and file lawsuits against the consumers represented by the debt relief companies.
Debt relief services may have a negative impact on the consumer's creditworthiness and his overall debt amount may increase due to the accumulation of extra fees.
The amount which the consumer saves with the use of debt relief services can be regarded as taxable income.