Hello Why Chat,
Well, I wish I could say that your program worked for me, albeit I'm glad I cannot. Repeated calls to the OC finally paid off, as I was able to speak to someone who was willing to take my payment information and I PAID THE COLLECTION DEBT IN FULL TO THE OC, they having not once expressed that the debt was sent to another party. I cannot tell you how thrilled I am, as I only recently cleared my reports from the baddies, and had been (within days) pre-approved for a 300k mortgage. I started sweating bullets when I realized that the lender would more than likely pull my credit prior to closing, which could take weeks. Enough time, I thought, for the negative remarks to post.
That being said, I can't express my gratitude for being such a Samaritan, and wish I could tip you for your services to us all...(Bitcoin?) I may go ahead and send the CA a dispute letter, just to make sure comm's do not get crossed and foul up my first home purchase.
I wish you could see my face. Beaming ear-to-ear like an idiot.
To all the others in my situation, my perseverance and a 1/15 chance that I was connected to a helpful "associate" paid off. Never stop trying.
To you, Why Chat, I wish you the BEST in ALL of your endeavors. You give us all hope...
If you're ever in NW CO, I'd love to meet on the level and have a beer with you. You're positively awesome. Thank you.