What is a "charge off," and what does it mean?
"Charge off" means that the credit grantor wrote
"Charge off" means that the credit grantor wrote your account off of their receivables as a loss, and it is closed to future charges. When an account displays a status of "charge off," it means the account is closed to future use, although the debt is still owed. The credit grantor may continue to report the past due amount and the balance owed. If you pay the account, the status will reflect as a "paid charge-off." How Long Does a Charge Off Remain on a Credit Report? The ch