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Collector will only report item as paid. Any other way to get it removed.
I called two collectors to get two items off my report. All they offered was to report it closed and leave it on my report for 5 more years.

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Creditors have the option of reporting how and when they desire.   They offered to change the status to closed and would not remove it from your credit report, there is little you can do except wait out the remainder of the time.  Pay for delete was an option although this had to be done during a negotiation to pay off the debt.  If one just starts sending payments or accepts a lump sum settlement to close the debt, the negotiation did not occur.

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Sorry, but as is explained in the articles on this site,removal of a paid collection is optional, not mandatory.  You might have had a better chance of getting the removal if you had negotiated the 'pay for delete' by mail because keeping copies of the communications of both parties provides clear evidence just in case one failed to keep their end of the deal. You just might want to take the time to read those articles now.  

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