Wells Fargo Collections


Is Wells Fargo Collections hurting your credit score?

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Who is Wells Fargo?

Wells Fargo Bank, N.A., headquartered in San Francisco, California, is a multinational financial services company and one of the largest banks in the United States. The bank provides a vast range of financial products and services, including savings and checking accounts, credit cards, mortgage and personal loans, wealth management, and investment services, among others.

If Wells Fargo is listed on your credit report as a collections account, it typically signifies that you have a delinquent account with them. This could be due to unpaid credit card balances, defaulted loans, or checking account overdrafts.

How can I remove Wells Fargo Collections from my credit report?

Wells Fargo 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.

(Though debt collectors may not want this widely known, it’s your right to be informed.)

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Wells Fargo Debt Collection Contact Information


Wells Fargo Bank, N.A.
1 California St.
San Francisco, CA 94111

Phone number: (800) 869-3557

Should I contact or pay Wells Fargo?

Before contacting a collection agency, verify that the debt is legitimate and accurately reported. Credit reports can contain errors or list debts that are no longer valid. Also, be aware that making payments on a debt can reset the clock and potentially harm your credit.

The most effective way to deal with Wells Fargo collections is to work with a credit repair professional. They help remove millions of negative items every year from companies like Wells Fargo on behalf of their clients.

Will Wells Fargo sue me or garnish my wages?

Wells Fargo, like other creditors, is entitled to sue a debtor for an unpaid debt. If Wells Fargo wins the lawsuit, the court may issue a judgment allowing the bank to garnish your wages or levy your bank account. However, wage garnishment laws vary by state, and in some states, wage garnishment may not be permitted for certain types of debt.

That said, a lawsuit is often the last resort for a creditor, due to the time and cost involved in legal proceedings. Wells Fargo and other banks typically prefer to work out a payment plan or settle the debt before they resort to legal action.

Wells Fargo Complaints

Many collection agencies have numerous complaints filed with the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) and the Better Business Bureau (BBB). Most complaints are about inaccurate reporting, harassment, or failure to verify a debt. If you are being harassed, consider filing a complaint.

You have many consumer rights under the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) and the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA). These rights include disputing credit reporting errors and being treated fairly and respectfully by debt collectors.

Your Rights When Dealing with Wells Fargo Collections

Debt collectors must follow state and federal laws. The Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA) prohibits abusive, unfair, or deceptive practices and ensures your rights are protected:

  • It is a violation of federal law for Wells Fargo Collections to report inaccurate or incomplete information about you.
  • You have a legal right to request debt validation on an alleged debt. Send the collection agency a debt validation letter. They have 30 days to prove the debt is yours and the amount is accurate.
  • Wells Fargo Collections cannot threaten or harass you, call repeatedly, swear at you, or publicly publish a list of debtors.
  • Wells Fargo Collections must be honest about who they are and their purpose. They must notify you in writing and verbally that they are a debt collection agency.
  • Wells Fargo Collections cannot threaten to have you arrested or imprisoned for unpaid debts.

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