04-13-2012 02:40 PM
I got an emailed alert saying my score dropped due to a missed payment. It dropped by over 70 points. I couldn't find it on my TU report at all so I bought a new one and still can't find this missed payment that dropped my score. All of my trade lines are reporting that I am paying everything on time. Any ideas?
04-13-2012 02:44 PM
Nope, unless the CR you received as dated prior to the score change. FICO scores directly off of your credit file at the time the score is pulled.
If you received an alert, it should be posted to your credit file.
04-13-2012 02:46 PM
Silly question, don't hate me, are you sure the alert applied to your TU report and not your EQ?? Assuming the alert was from SW.
04-13-2012 02:48 PM
It is TU using the quarterly monitoring service. My score watch score for Exquifax is right where my TU score used to be. I have looked at both TU reports. Today's score and the one prior with the highest score and I can't find this missed payment.
04-13-2012 04:46 PM
Definitely double check the source. TU Quarterly monitoring doesn't give alerts for credit changes, only demogrpahic changes. However, when you get your new report at the 3rd month, that'll give a summary of the changes and it is possible to see the alert there.
If it is indeed your TU FICO report, then look at the details. Compare this report from the last one pulled (3 months ago or less) and compare line by line. Look at the 2nd and 3rd pages for any changes to the pos/neg reasons. Look at the Glance page. That page will show a summary of accounts. Look for any added red flags or the number of accounts iwth a negative indicator. Next look on the Accounts page. Look for any added red flags in the red flag column. Finally, if the first 3 fail, look line by line within each TL, especially in the payment history section. And be sure to look in the Collections section too. It's easy to miss stuff being in the back.
When looking through the accounts, look for any baddies that haven't updated in a while. A dormant baddie updating can cause a significant drop, though not by 70. Also note that the 70 loss can be a combination of several changes including increased util, added accounts, dropped accounts, etc., so the 70 might not be one item.