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Goodwill Letter - Letter to Original Creditor, Letter to Remove Late Payments, Sample Goodwill Letter
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Goodwill Letter to Send to Original Creditor - Sample Letter 8
The following is a "Goodwill Letter" requesting a creditor to remove a late payment because you've been a good customer. Sometimes if you can plead your case that you were a good and loyal customer prior to a unfortunate circumstance, the creditor may remove late payments out of the goodness of their hearts.
City, State Zip
Credit Card Company
Credit Card Company Address
City, State Zip
Re: Acct # XXXX-XXXX-XXXX-XXXX
Dear Credit Card Company,
I am writing to you today regarding my credit card account #4236-XXXX-XXXX-XXXX which I had while I was a medical student at ------------------------------------. The purpose of my correspondence is to see if you would be willing to make a "goodwill" adjustment on the reporting of this account to the three credit agencies.
During the time period this account was established I had was very happy with the service, I was however not the ideal customer and made mistakes with my handling of the account. I should have kept better records regarding the account and I take full responsibility. I became aware of the unpaid balance when I got a copy of my credit report in June of 2006.
I know that payment was my responsibility and I am not attempting to justify this breach of my user agreement, I was however hoping you might review the circumstances under which this non-payment occurred and consider removing the negative trade line associated with this account from my three credit reports.
As soon as I became aware of the balance I contacted ----------------- and paid the balance in full. I provide this not to justify why the account was unpaid, but rather to show that the issue with ----------- is not a good indicator of my actual credit worthiness. I hope that ---------------- is willing to work with me on erasing this mark from my credit reports.
I would like to STRESS that the information currently being reported IS accurate, (I am not disputing anything with ---------------). I am simply asking -------------for a courtesy gesture of goodwill in having the credit bureaus remove this account from my report. I do recognize that this request is unique and that it may not be ------------- normal policy. Please consider that the Fair Credit Reporting Act does not demand that all accounts be reported, only that any account that is reported be reported accurately. Therefore, a company does have legal discretion and permission to remove any account it chooses from the credit report. I'm hoping that ------------- will do that in my case for this account.
Your kind consideration in this matter is greatly appreciated.
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