What does CERTIFD COLL mean on my credit report?

Is CERTIFD COLL making an impact on your credit score?

Updated January 1, 2023
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What is CERTIFD COLL?

CERTIFD COLL is shorthand for Certified Accounts Receivable Specialists, with the company name being Certified Accounts Receivable Specialists Inc

Certified is a privately owned MWBE from NJ founded in 1969. It specializes in accounting operations and Debt Collection Services. Its main focus is on Client Service Excellence, Dedicated Team Members and the Industry’s Most Advanced Technology.

CERTIFD COLL is a Collections Agency provider. They could be on your report for a number of reasons, for example:

  • ⚫ You missed a repayment.
  • ⚫ You opened an account with Certified Accounts Receivable Specialists.
  • ⚫ Certified Accounts Receivable Specialists bought your debt and are now trying to collect on it.
  • ⚫ You opened a credit card / loan / mortgage with this company.
  • ⚫ Someone fraudulently opened a credit line under your name.

About the account

The account is classified under the following METRO2 categories:

  • ⚫ Collection Agency/Attorney

How do I contact them?

Here is the current contact details for Certified Accounts Receivable Specialists:

Address:

  • Somerville, NJ 08876

Website:

Email:

Phone:

Payments

There are a few ways to make payments - online, through a mobile app, or using a prepaid debit card. Wire transfers are also an option. Customers who don’t make their payments on time may be subject to penalties.

Question Answer
Can I make payments online? Yes
Can I make a payment using a mobile app? Yes
Can I make a payment using a prepaid debit card? Yes
Can I make a payment using a wire transfer? Yes

How to Apply

It is possible to apply for a loan online, over the phone, or in person. Some applications may require a cosigner.

Question Answer
Can I apply for a loan online? Yes
Can I apply for a loan in person? No

SmartCredit Report Example

  • This is an example of what this creditor will look like on your SmartCredit report.

CERTIFD COLL SmartCredit Report

Will this affect my credit score?

Whether this account affects your credit score depends on a variety of factors, such as:

  • Account Open Date: If you opened this account recently it will impact your credit, the only way to prevent this from impacting your credit score is to remove the account from your report.
  • Derogatory Markings: If this account has any derogatory markings such as: Lates, Charge Offs, Collections and others.

However, there are could be some potential positive aspects to this account which could lead to improving your credit score, such as:

  • Account Age: If your account is quite old, then the age of it will positively impact your credit score
  • Repayment History: If the account has no Late Payments, Charge off Payments, then it may reflect a positive impact onto your credit score.

Can it be removed from my credit report?

Yes, with the right strategy, you will be able to remove any account from your report. But you have to be careful to ensure that the account is negative to begin with, or it will negatively impact your credit score.

However, removing a negative account will positively impact your credit score, allowing you to open new credit lines and potentially removing bad debt.

What is a Collections Agency?

Collection agencies appear on your report when a company has failed to collect an outstanding debt. If a creditor has sent your debt to collections, they expect to receive only a portion of any money collected. For them, this is preferable to receiving nothing at all continuing the process of trying to collect your debt themselves. However due to the agressive nature of some collection agencys, you may feel threatened or harrassed by them. However, the good news is that if they inaccurately reported your debt and you take the correct credit repair action, there is a good chance that you will not have to repay and inaccurately reported debt.

How do I remove CERTIFD COLL from my credit report?

You can send a dispute letter to the credit bureaus to remove this account from your report. You must send a dispute letter to all three credit bureaus, as they are legally required to remove the account from your report if it is found to be inaccurate. For best results you should send a dispute letter to the credit bureaus via certified mail, this will ensure that you have a legal record of the communication.