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    Default FDNY Ambulance Bill

    I was transported to a hospital in Brooklyn via the FDNY ambulance (at the time I did not know this) on July 03rd 2003. I received the bill for the services provided at the hospital by July 13th 2003 (which I paid). On August 27th, 2003 I moved out of NY. On May 05th 2008, NCO Medclr (a collection agency) posted a collection account on my credit report which they purchased from FDNY (as I was told by an FDNY employee). As a consequence of my moving, I never received a bill. As a matter of fact, I would think that 2 months would have been enough time for them to issue me a bill which the FDNY did not do. Now I am stuck with this 482.00 bill. I am willing to resolve this matter as quickly as possible. My question is what course of action can I take with regards to resolving this issue? Is the FDNY partially responsible for them not getting their payment in a timely fashion? As a consequence, am I responsible for all the "interest and fees" that they tacked onto the bill?


    Additionally, I called NCO-Medclr today at their FDNY COLLECTIONS UNIT and spoke with a gentleman who called himself Mr. Bellamy who told me that the fastest way to resolve this is to pay the full amount and not the settlement amount of 361.50 if I wanted to get my credit right. Should I follow his advice?

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    Default Re: FDNY Ambulance Bill

    The best way to take care of a bill is, quite obviously, to pay it.

    You can try to negotiate their acceptance of a lesser amount as "payment in full", or negotiate for a payment plan - but make sure that you have any agreement confirmed in writing before paying.

    You don't give any context for your last paragraph. Who has proposed this "settlement amount" and why?

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    Default Re: FDNY Ambulance Bill

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    Additionally, I called NCO-Medclr today at their FDNY COLLECTIONS UNIT and spoke with a gentleman who called himself Mr. Bellamy who told me that the fastest way to resolve this is to pay the full amount and not the settlement amount of 361.50 if I wanted to get my credit right. Should I follow his advice?
    It could be if you will pay the full amount, they will remove this debt from your credit reports (it's called a "pay for delete"). You might ask if this is what they are talking about. If so & you go this route (or whatever route you go), be sure to get any agreement in writing.
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    Default Re: FDNY Ambulance Bill

    Stall them until July 03rd 2009 and ststute of limitations clears you

    Send a letter to the credit agency disputing the bill also.

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