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Sample Dispute Letter 6:
Goodwill letter requesting creditor remove a late payment

The following is a "Good Will Sample letter requesting a creditor to remove a late payment because you've been a good customer.

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Creditor Name
Creditor Address


Dear {creditor},

I am writing to you today regarding my credit card account #4726-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.

Your Signature

Your Printed Name
Current Address
Current Phone Number

1. Always send in the letter registered mail!
2. Also have proof you sent in your dispute letter by keeping a copy for your records.

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