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Registered: ‎03-05-2013
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Citi Backdoor

On my recent App spree I applied to a lot of cards (6 I think) I thought I was completely successful but I got a letter today from Citi stating I had been denied for the Thankyou Preferred. It said I was denied because of two many inquires. I truly must have been in an App coma because I forgot I applied for this card. Anyway i have the HP so I figured I might as well recon it (It worked for my other cards). I went through the numbers listed in the backdoor numbers and got nowhere googled their executive response team and got this number (718) 248-6433. I called and they told me they don't handle applications but they transferred me to this other lady who was super helpful. I told her how I wanted to transfer all of my business to citi and there are no Chase or USAA branches in the Cambridge or Boston area; the normal sob story. She told me she thinks they can help me and she'd review my app and get back to me by tomorrow. I'll update you guys with the results but i just wanted to get that number out there because I heard reconning Citi can be difficult. 

Last App March 23, 2015. Gardening until November 25, 2015
Current Score: 766 EX 734 EQ 780 TU 6/30/2015Starting Score/Goal Score: 580s/780s across the board
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That's the num I used, and it worked! :-)
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Congrats. Hopefully it'll work for me too Smiley Happy

Last App March 23, 2015. Gardening until November 25, 2015
Current Score: 766 EX 734 EQ 780 TU 6/30/2015Starting Score/Goal Score: 580s/780s across the board
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I used that number on Monday to recon an intial CL, I'm still waiting anxiously for a call back lol

 

Good luck!

Start 2/2008: TU 495 || EX 539 || EQ 528
Now 5/2013: TU 716 || EX ??? || EQ 702

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Registered: ‎02-20-2013
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Re: Citi Backdoor


unc0mm0n1 wrote:

On my recent App spree I applied to a lot of cards (6 I think) I thought I was completely successful but I got a letter today from Citi stating I had been denied for the Thankyou Preferred. It said I was denied because of two many inquires. I truly must have been in an App coma because I forgot I applied for this card. Anyway i have the HP so I figured I might as well recon it (It worked for my other cards). I went through the numbers listed in the backdoor numbers and got nowhere googled their executive response team and got this number (718) 248-6433. I called and they told me they don't handle applications but they transferred me to this other lady who was super helpful. I told her how I wanted to transfer all of my business to citi and there are no Chase or USAA branches in the Cambridge or Boston area; the normal sob story. She told me she thinks they can help me and she'd review my app and get back to me by tomorrow. I'll update you guys with the results but i just wanted to get that number out there because I heard reconning Citi can be difficult. 


Wow! Good cover. I apped for a Citi Dividend but I'm not feeling ambitious enough to recon citi.


DCU ( pulled 3/29/13) EQ04 683 | Amex (pulled 3/28/13) EX 760 | US Bank (pulled 3/28/13) EX 753
CreditKarma (4/19/13) TU-TR 701 | TU Vantage 788 | USAA FAKO (3/31/13) EX 728, EQ 699, TU 737 |
Inquiries (4/18/13) EX 13 | EQ 13 | TU 14
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Registered: ‎04-08-2012
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Re: Citi Backdoor

Going to try this to recon for the HD card (got the ol' too many inq thing too), I hope I get it. Just closed on a house so need some necessities Smiley Happy

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