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Re: Applying for a credit card, got 2 hard inquiry on the same day and the same CRA. Is it normal?

This is what I got from Discover.


We have reviewed your inquiry and found that based on our records, the information being reported to the Credit Bureau is accurate. If you disagree and feel additional investigation is necessary, please contact us at the address below:

Discover Financial Services
Credit Bureau Disputes
PO Box 15316
Wilmington, DE 19850-5316


Should I write them?

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Re: Applying for a credit card, got 2 hard inquiry on the same day and the same CRA. Is it normal?

I'm bumping this. 


I am noticing this happened to me. I have a pull on EQ and EX. UGHHHH. I didn't recon. I didn't ask for a limit. 

EQ 772 | TU 769 | EX 7??

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Registered: ‎12-15-2013

Re: Applying for a credit card, got 2 hard inquiry on the same day and the same CRA. Is it normal?

They pulled my EQ and EX as well. Their reasoning was that my credit history was too new and they needed files from two bureaus to have enough info to make the decision.

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Registered: ‎08-29-2014

Re: Applying for a credit card, got 2 hard inquiry on the same day and the same CRA. Is it normal?

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Pulling one from different bureaus is actually normal and extremely common. Cap1 pulls all three for new accounts from what I hear. I think OP got two on the same report which is definitely not something I've ever heard of unless there was a recon asked for. 



Edit to explain the comment was supposed to be in reply to person two up, but for some reason I can't reply directly to someone

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Re: Applying for a credit card, got 2 hard inquiry on the same day and the same CRA. Is it normal?

thecentury303 wrote:

Hi guys,


This happened quite a long time ago but it still bugs me so I think I should ask you guys.


Several months ago, I applied for a Discover IT. Eventually, they denied me, which is OK. 


However, when I saw my credit report, I found two hard inquiries. One from "DISCOVER FINANCIAL SVCS" and one from "DISCOVER FINANCIAL SERVC". on the same day on my Transunion credit report.


Is this normal? Is it possible for me to ask Discover to remove one of them?


Many thanks!

According to CK my DW got 2 HP from Discover the day she applied for the Discover IT student edition.


One from DISCOVER FINANCIAL SERVC, the other from DISCOVER FIN SERVICES (this from an old report), sometime in August, CK reported that 2 HP were removed and 2 HP added, and now in her report both HP show as DISCOVER BANK.


It will be great if they can remove one.


The apartment office pulled her EQ 3 times in 2 weeks. They said they had a hard time pulling her information (too new SSN almost empty credit history) and there is nothing they can do.

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Re: Applying for a credit card, got 2 hard inquiry on the same day and the same CRA. Is it normal?

This happened to me when my secured Citi card's attached CD expired which triggered a review to be unsecured. My credit files had a very large but paid IRS lien. They pulled twice from the same CRA. My guess is that the first pull triggered another review because of the PR and so it got kicked up the ladder for a higher level call. They did unsecure me and kept the high CL (25k) so the inqs didn't bother me.  I was more worried about whether they would drop the CL given the short, thin file with baddies I had.

I have reestablished credit over the last couple years
so my moniker is, well, rather out of date.

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