How to Remove American Express Collections From Your Credit Report

Is American Express Collections hurting your credit score?

Lexington Law has helped millions of customers remove collections and other negative items from their credit reports. Let them help you too!

Who is American Express?

American Express, also known as Amex, is a financial services corporation headquartered in New York, New York. They are one of the biggest credit card issuers in the United States.

You may see one of their credit cards listed on your credit report as a collections account. This can happen if you’ve missed your monthly payments and they’ve hired a debt collector to collect that money.

How can I remove Amex Collections from my credit report?

Collections can hurt your credit score and remain on your credit report for up to seven years regardless of whether you pay it or not. Unfortunately, paying the collection could even lower your credit score.

However, it is possible to remove a collection account from your credit history before seven years.

(Debt collectors prefer that we didn’t tell you this, but it’s something you should know.)

Lexington Law is a professional credit repair company that helps people fix their credit.

In addition to collections, Lexington Law will help you challenge (and possibly remove) other inaccurate information from your credit report. These items include inquiries, late payments, charge-offs, foreclosures, repossessions, bankruptcies, and more.

Call Lexington Law now to learn more: (800) 220-0084

Should I contact or pay American Express?

Nothing good can come from speaking to a collection agency on the phone. And making payments on the debt will reset the clock. So instead of helping your credit, it could make it worse. Of course, there are times when it’s best to just pay the collection account, especially if it’s new, and you’re certain that it’s legit.

The best way to handle this is to work with a credit repair professional. They delete millions of negative items every year from companies like American Express for millions of clients nationwide.

And they may be able to help you too.

Will American Express sue me or garnish my wages?

It’s possible, but if you work with a law firm like Lexington Law, you have nothing to worry about. They will help you dispute the collection account with the credit bureaus and possibly remove it from your credit report. It’s also quite possible that you will never hear from or have to deal with American Express collections again.

Call Lexington Law to learn how they can help you avoid lawsuits and remove negative items from your credit report that will significantly improve your credit scores.

Wage Garnishment

Some states allow wage garnishment, while others do not. It is important to note that if you are in a state that does not allow wage garnishment, it is illegal for a debt collector to threaten to garnish your wages.

It is also illegal for American Express to make any claims they cannot or will not follow through on—this includes threatening to sue you or foreclose on your home.

Is American Express Collections hurting my credit score?

Missed payments over several months on your Amex card will cause a hit to your credit score. With a collection account on your credit report, it will reduce your ability to qualify for new credit even more.

Debt collectors often buy and sell debt from one another, which can lead to multiple collections on your credit reports for the same account.

When this happens, if you don’t dispute the accounts with the credit bureaus and get them all removed, they will harm your credit score.

American Express Collections Complaints

Most collection agencies have numerous complaints filed against them with the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) and the Better Business Bureau (BBB). Most consumer complaints are about inaccurate reporting, harassment, or failure to verify a debt. If you find yourself facing any of these situations with a debt collection agency, you should also consider filing a complaint.

You have many consumer rights under the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) and the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA). Lexington Law knows that you have rights, and American Express does too.

Your Rights When Dealing with American Express

There are strict regulations about what a debt collector can and cannot do in the United States. For example, the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act prevents the use of abusive or deceptive tactics to collect a debt. In addition, the FDCPA provides you with many rights to ensure that collection agencies don’t take advantage of you. In particular:

  • You have a legal right to request debt validation on an alleged debt. Send the collection agency a debt validation letter. By law, they have 30 days to prove to you that the debt is really yours and the total amount is accurate.
  • American Express may not threaten or harass you, call you repeatedly, swear at you, or publicly publish a list of debtors.
  • American Express must be honest about who they are and what they are attempting to do. They must notify you that they are a collection agency both orally and in writing.
  • American Express cannot threaten to have you arrested, and they are not allowed to threaten to take legal action if they have no intention of doing so.

Remove American Express From Your Credit Report Today!

Lexington Law specializes in disputing American Express credit card accounts. They have over 18 years of experience and have removed over 7 million negative items for their clients in 2020 alone.

If you’re looking for a reputable company to help you with collection accounts and repair your credit, consider working with Lexington Law.

You can give them a call at (800) 220-0084 for a free credit consultation. They have helped many people in your situation and have paralegals standing by waiting to take your call.