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Do back door numbers really work

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Do back door numbers really work

On the back door numbers you call I was wondering how long past a denied answer can you call to get them to reconsider their approval. And does that really work?

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Re: Do back door numbers really work

Depends on who opens them.....Smiley Wink
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Cory wrote:
Depends on who opens them.....Smiley Wink

 

I 'm not sure what you mean? Do you mean depends on the company you applied with
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sarge wrote:

On the back door numbers you call I was wondering how long past a denied answer can you call to get them to reconsider their approval. And does that really work?


SOmetimes it depends on your persistence. Some cases they work and some they dont ... YMMV. I used a backdoor number to recon my BofA denial. I was approved and actually given a better card (Accelerated AMEX)than what I originally apped for.

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sarge wrote:

On the back door numbers you call I was wondering how long past a denied answer can you call to get them to reconsider their approval. And does that really work?


 

How long has it been and who with? You can't wait forever to recon and each issuer has their own policy. If you wait too long they will consider your CBR stale and want a fresh one. If you do not already have an account with the issuer that will probably result in a hard INQ.
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sarge wrote:

Cory wrote:
Depends on who opens them.....Smiley Wink

 

I 'm not sure what you mean? Do you mean depends on the company you applied with

That was just a little joke/sarcasism, not directed at you though. It all depends on who you get when you call. I'm afraid to call some of these companies now. Customer Service has so decline until, it's part of the job description to be rude for some people at least.

 

Cory

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Re: Do back door numbers really work


sarge wrote:

On the back door numbers you call I was wondering how long past a denied answer can you call to get them to reconsider their approval. And does that really work?


Just used it. Worked just fine for me though I got transfered twice. 

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Date: 9/24/2009/10/02/2009
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