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xboxrunner
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Registered: ‎05-30-2011
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Amex Recon success

Just going to let the community know about my recent recon success with American Express. I currently applied for the Amex Blue Cash Everyday card and was declined in January and most recently a couple days ago. I was frustrated with the denials because I've had the Green charge card almost a year and have perfect payment history, although I dont use the card too much because the rewards are not as good as my other credit cards.

 

I decided to call and ask for a reconsideration. The first number I called was the one provided on the Amex website. I talked to a lady from overseas who told me to read my email they sent and thats why I was declined. The reasons given was Fico Score, which my Amex Exprian Fico score given was 720, and that I havent been a cardmember long enough (been a member around 10 months). I obviously already read the email and I kindly asked if there was any way it could be reviewed. She said any review would result in a hardpull and that I would almost 100% be declined again, forr reasons she couldnt share. I told her no thanks and ended the call.

 

However I read on MyFico forums about a Executive number, and it seems like a high percentage of people had success with it. Decided I'd give it a shot and called. Talked to a very nice and professional gentleman, most likely located stateside here. Told him I was curious if there was any way my application could be reviewed, stated I was a current cardmember and gave him my information. He asked for a number to reach me and said he would forward my request to the right people. Well about two hours later I got the call back from him and my application was Accepted and would be recieving my new card within 7-10 days.

 

I would highly recommend anyone seeking a recon from Amex to use the Executive Office number instead of the basic number they give you. Hope you have the same success as I did. I believe this is the number you want. 1-800-297-6197


Experian (CreditSesame)- 823 (8/2/14), 761 (Citi-4/26/13), 823 (Credit.com-8/2/2014)
Equifax Fico (MyFico) Fico- 745 (7/15/11)
Transunion (Credit Karma)- 790 (8/2/14)
Vantagescore (Credit Karma)- 896 (8/2/14)
Vantagescore 3.0 (credit.com)- 805 (8/2/14)
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xboxrunner
Posts: 139
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Re: Amex Recon success

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For people wondering about my general credit portfolio.

 

UTL:  0-1%

Lates/Neg/Derog- none

AAoA- On Exp/TU its about 10mo, EQ is about 4 years.

Cards:

Amex Green- npsl -Closing soon to avoid AF.

Chase Freedom- $1000

Citi Dividened- $4000

Alliant CU Visa- $1000

USAA MC- $10,300

Orchard- $200  (yeah my big fancy card here whatch out haha) -Closing soon to aviod AF.

CrapOne- $500 -CLOSED

 

 

 


Experian (CreditSesame)- 823 (8/2/14), 761 (Citi-4/26/13), 823 (Credit.com-8/2/2014)
Equifax Fico (MyFico) Fico- 745 (7/15/11)
Transunion (Credit Karma)- 790 (8/2/14)
Vantagescore (Credit Karma)- 896 (8/2/14)
Vantagescore 3.0 (credit.com)- 805 (8/2/14)
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tntexans72
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Re: Amex Recon success

Congrats. There are very few success stories in recon with Amex. How did you get the executive #? It's that like a backdoor #? Apparently you spoke to the right person. What was your approval CL?
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fusioncredit
Posts: 614
Registered: ‎10-23-2011
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Re: Amex Recon success


xboxrunner wrote:

For people wondering about my general credit portfolio.

 

UTL:  0-1%

Lates/Neg/Derog- none

AAoA- On Exp/TU its about 10mo, EQ is about 4 years.

Cards:

Amex Green- npsl -Closing soon to avoid AF.

Chase Freedom- $1000

Citi Dividened- $4000

Alliant CU Visa- $1000

USAA MC- $10,300

Orchard- $200  (yeah my big fancy card here whatch out haha) -Closing soon to aviod AF.

CrapOne- $500 -CLOSED

 

 

 


First off Congrats on the recon! I am curous though how you have 4 year AAoA on EQ but only 10 months with EX/TU?


Starting Score: EQ 686 10/18/11, TU 689 10/25/11, EX 685 10/11 (Amex Pull)....these are all FICO scores
Current Score: EQ 702 10/24/11, TU 689, EX 685
Goal Score: 750+

Score Update: EQ: 743 (02/03/12) TU: 741 (Walmart 01/11/12), now 761 as of 01/27/12 (Walmart), EX: 741 (Amex 01/04/12)
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xboxrunner
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Registered: ‎05-30-2011
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Re: Amex Recon success


tntexans72 wrote:
Congrats. There are very few success stories in recon with Amex. How did you get the executive #? It's that like a backdoor #? Apparently you spoke to the right person. What was your approval CL?

I found the Executive Office number here on the site, people who recon'd with Amex had good success with it so I figured to give it a shot. I was pretty happy to get approved so i neglected to ask that info about CL, Ill update here when I get the card.

 

Also, my EQ is much better because apparently some of my old credit cards I used to have reported there but not to EX or TU for some reason. Luckily Alliant CU who I got my car refi'd through pulls EQ, which is by far my best CR with longer AAOA and only 1 inquiry.


Experian (CreditSesame)- 823 (8/2/14), 761 (Citi-4/26/13), 823 (Credit.com-8/2/2014)
Equifax Fico (MyFico) Fico- 745 (7/15/11)
Transunion (Credit Karma)- 790 (8/2/14)
Vantagescore (Credit Karma)- 896 (8/2/14)
Vantagescore 3.0 (credit.com)- 805 (8/2/14)
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LadyRover
Posts: 259
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Re: Amex Recon success

Congratulations on your recon!


Starting Score: 639 (Walmart TU)
Current Score: TU 668 EX 649 EQ 657 (All Lender Pull 1-13-2012)
Goal Score: 700 Across the Board (Mortgage Goal Achieved 1/31/2012!)


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pizzadude
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Registered: ‎01-28-2010
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Re: Amex Recon success

 

Congrats on your recon approval !!  Glad that you were able to get success with the exec # ~ maybe we can get it added to the backdoor sticky thread.

March2010 FICO® ~ 695 TU, 653 EQ, 697 EX
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frogfan12
Posts: 872
Registered: ‎10-16-2010
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Re: Amex Recon success

Congrats, that's awesome! 


Starting Score: 760
Current Score: 716 Equifax 754 TU 736 Experian
Goal Score: 760
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jbrickbm
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Re: Amex Recon success

Always good to hear a good recon story.  Unfortunetly I called EO today and had a different experience, they man answered the phone I introduced my self and gave a brief run down of why I called and he told me he would get someone on the line that could help me.  This person was an overseas person probably from new account department that gave me the same info about faxing stuff over as when I spoke with someone from the standard 800 number.

EQ MyFico : 738- 05/28/13TU Walmart: 680- 06/13TU CreditKarma 713- 06/13EX CreditSesame 706- 06/13
Discover IT$3,000, CapitalOne-Rewards$1400, CapitalOne-Rewards2$1000 , BestBuy$600, Orchard Bank$300, Walmart$150

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indiolatino61
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Re: Amex Recon success

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xboxrunner wrote:

Just going to let the community know about my recent recon success with American Express. I currently applied for the Amex Blue Cash Everyday card and was declined in January and most recently a couple days ago. I was frustrated with the denials because I've had the Green charge card almost a year and have perfect payment history, although I dont use the card too much because the rewards are not as good as my other credit cards.

 

I decided to call and ask for a reconsideration. The first number I called was the one provided on the Amex website. I talked to a lady from overseas who told me to read my email they sent and thats why I was declined. The reasons given was Fico Score, which my Amex Exprian Fico score given was 720, and that I havent been a cardmember long enough (been a member around 10 months). I obviously already read the email and I kindly asked if there was any way it could be reviewed. She said any review would result in a hardpull and that I would almost 100% be declined again, forr reasons she couldnt share. I told her no thanks and ended the call.

 

However I read on MyFico forums about a Executive number, and it seems like a high percentage of people had success with it. Decided I'd give it a shot and called. Talked to a very nice and professional gentleman, most likely located stateside here. Told him I was curious if there was any way my application could be reviewed, stated I was a current cardmember and gave him my information. He asked for a number to reach me and said he would forward my request to the right people. Well about two hours later I got the call back from him and my application was Accepted and would be recieving my new card within 7-10 days.

 

I would highly recommend anyone seeking a recon from Amex to use the Executive Office number instead of the basic number they give you. Hope you have the same success as I did. I believe this is the number you want. 1-800-297-6197


Thank you for furnishing the phone number...and congrats on your successful recon!

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