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Collections removed, no score change???

3 medical collections from 08 were removed today from my CR but my vantage score didn't move. I don't have access to my real ficos to know if they went up or not. Any thoughts are appreciated. I know the scoring is different and vantage is Fako but I figured I would at least see an increase. Let me know if u think my real Ficos increased or not. Thanks in advance!!!
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Re: Collections removed, no score change???

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Re: Collections removed, no score change???

If these are not the only negative items on your report you may not even see a large increase or much movement at all in your FICO scores. I know that most members report that when the report is fully clean of negative remarks / accounts that they see a large score increase. I have 1 report that is clean and two that have a 61/2 year old collection account and there is almost a 60 point difference in the scores.


Add to that the Vantage score is FAKO and uses different scoring algorithms and you can see the problem. It may simply be that Vantage was not scoring these accounts as negative due to age / small balance / or the phase of the moon in November.

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Re: Collections removed, no score change???

You've been given really good advice above.  You may not see an immediate score bump, it depends what else is on your CR, but the overall health of your CR is improved by them being deleted.  Continue doing what you're doing and you'll start to see results.

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Re: Collections removed, no score change???

bettercreditguy1 wrote:

Fully share your credit reports from MY Fico and we can possibly help you to improve your position.

I'm guessing by OP's post that he/she doesn't have a FICO score yet due to a lack of reporting TLs. Unfortunately myFICO won't generate a report without it.


OP, FAKO is as FAKO does. If my guess is right, you don't have a FICO to increase or decrease. As mentioned already, YMMV on any score change based on your credit. If you have 100 other CAs, then 3 won't make a difference. If you are now CA-free but have some recent lates, then removing these CAs wouldn't make much of a difference either. Had you had a FICO, I bet it would go up barring scenarios like these.

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