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If I pay a collection agency, will that clear my account with the original creditor?
The collection letter states that if I pay the settlement offer to THEM, my account with THEM will be closed and settled. It says nothing about the original creditor. Will I still owe the remainder of the amount to the original creditor? Could I be eligible to open a new account with that creditor in the future or will I still show up as unpaid?

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