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Amex Recon?

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Amex Recon?

My credit score is not that great but dang will i ever be able to get one? That is the one card that i would love to have in my wallet any tips on getting an approval...I have 2 items on my EX report one of which im in the process of getting removed...

NFCU $17k Amex Gold Jared $3k PC Richards $1500 Discover IT $1800 NYCO $3k BOFA $4500 Macys $2400 Credit One $1450 Victorias Secret $2950 Walmart $4k Target $800 Capital One $1850 JCrew $8700 Paypal $600 Best Buy Mastercard $1500 Barclays $1430 Amazon Store Card $480 Amazon Visa $4k The Limited $1050 Old Navy $5k Overstock $1150 Citibank Dc $1700 Raymour and Flanigan $2500 Chase Freedom $1k Chase Slate $3200
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Moderator Emerita

Re: Amex Recon?

What's your cr profile look like? Current cc's? Inq's? Baddies? Amex is not difficult to obtain but we need a little bit more info
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Regular Contributor

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i have a total of about 10 cards util about 24% two baddies on my EX one paid nys tax lien and the other FPB card that charged off and paid in NYS i can have it removed in June its from 2008...

NFCU $17k Amex Gold Jared $3k PC Richards $1500 Discover IT $1800 NYCO $3k BOFA $4500 Macys $2400 Credit One $1450 Victorias Secret $2950 Walmart $4k Target $800 Capital One $1850 JCrew $8700 Paypal $600 Best Buy Mastercard $1500 Barclays $1430 Amazon Store Card $480 Amazon Visa $4k The Limited $1050 Old Navy $5k Overstock $1150 Citibank Dc $1700 Raymour and Flanigan $2500 Chase Freedom $1k Chase Slate $3200
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Regular Contributor

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No late payments...But the reason theyve given me is Legal items...I had a card with them back in 2004 that i was delinquent on but through wage garnishments it was paid in about 2006 so maybe im blacklisted or something idk...

NFCU $17k Amex Gold Jared $3k PC Richards $1500 Discover IT $1800 NYCO $3k BOFA $4500 Macys $2400 Credit One $1450 Victorias Secret $2950 Walmart $4k Target $800 Capital One $1850 JCrew $8700 Paypal $600 Best Buy Mastercard $1500 Barclays $1430 Amazon Store Card $480 Amazon Visa $4k The Limited $1050 Old Navy $5k Overstock $1150 Citibank Dc $1700 Raymour and Flanigan $2500 Chase Freedom $1k Chase Slate $3200
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Moderator Emerita

Re: Amex Recon?

Wait until your two baddies are off your report. Amex is forgiving but the higher util is not helping you now. After the baddies are off and your util is down you should be fine. How many inq's and new accounts this year?
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Re: Amex Recon?


Pastryprincessnails wrote:

No late payments...But the reason theyve given me is Legal items...I had a card with them back in 2004 that i was delinquent on but through wage garnishments it was paid in about 2006 so maybe im blacklisted or something idk...


I would imagine the "legal items" reason they gave you, would be the NYS tax lien IMO

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Pastryprincessnails wrote:

No late payments...But the reason theyve given me is Legal items...I had a card with them back in 2004 that i was delinquent on but through wage garnishments it was paid in about 2006 so maybe im blacklisted or something idk...


Yea sounds like you may be on their naughty list Smiley Very Happy

 

Try giving their EO a call

 

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And yes they did pull my credit report got the alert Smiley Sad
NFCU $17k Amex Gold Jared $3k PC Richards $1500 Discover IT $1800 NYCO $3k BOFA $4500 Macys $2400 Credit One $1450 Victorias Secret $2950 Walmart $4k Target $800 Capital One $1850 JCrew $8700 Paypal $600 Best Buy Mastercard $1500 Barclays $1430 Amazon Store Card $480 Amazon Visa $4k The Limited $1050 Old Navy $5k Overstock $1150 Citibank Dc $1700 Raymour and Flanigan $2500 Chase Freedom $1k Chase Slate $3200
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