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jcknight007
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Registered: ‎12-20-2008

Help! Something strange happened to my credit score

I started the dispute process about a month ago. I use Chase ID to monitor. Today, I pulled a CR and my EQ score was 800. Yes, 800. Up from 587 yesterday. WTF?
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ByrdMan
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Re: Help! Something strange happened to my credit score

Where'd you get that score? CIDP or myfico?
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jcknight007
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Registered: ‎12-20-2008

Re: Help! Something strange happened to my credit score

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ByrdMan
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Re: Help! Something strange happened to my credit score

I don't know if you have read Credit Scoring 101 yet. It will explain the difference between FICO and FAKO.

While that's a huge increase, it doesn't mean that the FICO increase will be that large. If you want to know what scores the lenders are looking at, you have to pull your three FICOs from here.
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jcknight007
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Registered: ‎12-20-2008

Re: Help! Something strange happened to my credit score

Yeah, I know the difference, but why the big change? I know there are baddies on TU and EX. Is it because they are in dispute and will pop up later?
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Re: Help! Something strange happened to my credit score


jcknight007 wrote:
Yeah, I know the difference, but why the big change? I know there are baddies on TU and EX. Is it because they are in dispute and will pop up later?

 

 

 

With FAKO scores it is really hard to determine why the score changed, as there is no rhyme or reason to them. Sometimes I think they change with the weather.

 

I've had mine increase and decrease within days when there are no changes.

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ByrdMan
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Re: Help! Something strange happened to my credit score

JC, I am with Sidewinder on this. There is no rhyme or reason to the change in FAKOs. I have seen my FAKOs go down significantly to an action, only to see my FICOs go up to the same action. I truly hope that this is one of those coincidences where they somehow jive and you get a huge FICO increase.
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