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My Black List Experience --Chase, Discover, AMEX, Citibank, BofA

About 9 years ago I was injured and went on disability and with loss of job + medical bills, I had lots of financial struggles.  I didn't  do BK,  just let accounts charge off, and then cleaned my credit as I could.  I'm healthy now, have a good job and have a completely clean credit report.  Credit scores around 715-740 at time of applications.  Have accounts with good limits with PenFed, USAA, NFCU, etc. (high limit of 20k)


I'm not going to need to apply for credit for a while, so I decided to try for some good reward cards from places I had previous charge-offs from.


Chase   ---  had 4 chase cards charaged off with a total of about 30k.   Applied for the Southwest Airlines Rapid Rewards Card, was denied --letter said derogatory relationship with bank.  I called in to reconsideration line and explained my past issue.  Approved for $3000.


DIscover -- had 2 cards charged off with total of 28k.  Applied online and was approved for $3000.

Bank of America -- had 2 cards charged off 33k. Also had a charge-off with MBNA for 50k (BofA bought MBNA).    Applied for dividend select card.  Denied.  Called for reconsideration and after explanation was approved for $750.  Funny thing all they asked about was the past MBNA account, BofA accounts didn't show up.


AMEX  -- Charge-off for 7k  -- Applied and denied, called for reconsideration and was denied.  I didn't get to tell them any history, I was told executive team would review and let me know.     Didn't pull credit.


Citibank -- Charge-off for 3k  --  Applied and denied, I'm going to call and ask for reconsideration-- will update with results.


Capital One  -- charge-off of 20k.   Applied and was denied.  Didn't pull credit.  Just cited adverse relationship.   I'm not going to call on this one as I don't want another credit pull, and with recent app spree, my scores are at about 695.  


Anyway, thought this would be interesting to some of you.

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Re: My Black List Experience --Chase, Discover, AMEX, Citibank, BofA

I'm sorry to hear what happened to you, but $121,000 charged off from CCs? No wonder we are in the financial situation that we are in now.

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Re: My Black List Experience --Chase, Discover, AMEX, Citibank, BofA

Some are more forgiving than others. Was the bad debt paid? That can often help in future apps.

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Re: My Black List Experience --Chase, Discover, AMEX, Citibank, BofA

Thanks for sharing your experience.



It seems to me that AMex is the only company that is consistent with their blacklisting. I know some people slip throught eh cracks, but they are the exception.


I read so many difference experiences with Chase and Citibank.




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Re: My Black List Experience --Chase, Discover, AMEX, Citibank, BofA

Thank you for sharing. I wish that I can get back into Citi & Chase. I'm black listed from Citi when I lost my job back in 2005 within my 1st year in collage. I couldnt pay Citi because of school and my father has passed. Chase was a business expense card for a company I work for as a intern from 2006. I quit the job and I submitted receipts before I quit and they never paid them.

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Re: My Black List Experience --Chase, Discover, AMEX, Citibank, BofA

I thought CapOne didn't have a BL. 

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Re: My Black List Experience --Chase, Discover, AMEX, Citibank, BofA

jordanmedical wrote:

I thought CapOne didn't have a BL. 

They might for a $20k CO lol Btw if you want to get back in Cap1, a good way is to app for the Best Buy RewardZone MasterCard. It is currently serviced by Capital One Card Services, and so the systems have integrated yet.

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Re: My Black List Experience --Chase, Discover, AMEX, Citibank, BofA

Wow!  That is some serious debt!

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