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True Credit monitoring & scores?

Does anybody use TrueCredit for score monitoring? I was curious as to how accurate the info on there was. I purchased my 3 bureau report with scores and I have to say, I was quite surprised by my scores! I pulled my reports through the annual report on 3/18 and my highest score was a whoppin' 543. I just pulled from TrueCredit and it shows:

 

 
Transuion at 615
Experian at 616
Equifax at 611
Can this be right? Credit karma had my score at 543 this morning...I would love to think that I'm up in the 600's but I highly doubt it! Is this possible??
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Re: True Credit monitoring & scores?


gottastartsometime wrote:

Does anybody use TrueCredit for score monitoring? I was curious as to how accurate the info on there was. I purchased my 3 bureau report with scores and I have to say, I was quite surprised by my scores! I pulled my reports through the annual report on 3/18 and my highest score was a whoppin' 543. I just pulled from TrueCredit and it shows:

 

 
Transuion at 615
Experian at 616
Equifax at 611
Can this be right? Credit karma had my score at 543 this morning...I would love to think that I'm up in the 600's but I highly doubt it! Is this possible??

I subscribe to True Credit, but only for TU.  There is something funky going on with my EQ credit report that won't allow me to add it to the 3 bureau credit report or purchase Score Watch or anything like that.  I have found that the FAKO scores on True Credit (at least in my case) are about 50 points higher than my FICO scores (at least when I was able to get 3 bureau monitoring).  My TU score on KC is exactly the same as my TU FAKO on True Credit.  

Starting Scores TU 7/30/09 FICO 493 EQ 9/5/10 FICO 477 EX 11/14/2011 (lender pull) 575
Current Scores TU 5/31/2014 FICO 671 EQ 7/5/14 FICO 667 EX 5/31/2014 658 FICO
Goal Scores 700 across the board
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Re: True Credit monitoring & scores?

I used their monitoring service for a while and never had any issues with it. I would ignore their scores though, they can't be correlated back to FICO® scores.
March2010 FICO® ~ 695 TU, 653 EQ, 697 EX
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Re: True Credit monitoring & scores?


gottastartsometime wrote:

Does anybody use TrueCredit for score monitoring? I was curious as to how accurate the info on there was. I purchased my 3 bureau report with scores and I have to say, I was quite surprised by my scores! I pulled my reports through the annual report on 3/18 and my highest score was a whoppin' 543. I just pulled from TrueCredit and it shows:

 

 
Transuion at 615
Experian at 616
Equifax at 611
Can this be right? Credit karma had my score at 543 this morning...I would love to think that I'm up in the 600's but I highly doubt it! Is this possible??

system = awesome. I love TrueCredit, the alerts, the daily TU pulls, ect ect..

 

scores = fako and garbage

 

right now my TU score is 845.. LOL riiiiiiiiiiiightttttt

 

If you are low 600s on TrueCredit, your actual FICOs are probably more like, 500-550, from personal experience.. however, it obviously depends on you.. but those scores, as with any scores that aren't FICO branded (and in some peoples opinion, even the TU Fico on this site) are worthless..

 

-scott

Starting FICO Score: 10/10: TU 498 | EQ: 502 Current FICO Score(lender pull): 09/14: TU: 784 | EQ: 752 | EX: 784
Collections Removed: Hunter Warfield, CBE Group, Merchants Credit Guide, EOS-CCA, Enhanced Recovery, Portfolio Recovery, UCB, American Collection Company, Medical Business Bureau, Jefferson Capital, Credit Portfolio Associates, FCO, LVNV, Convergent, Armor Systems
Other Negative Entries Removed:Plains Commerce CO, HSBC CO, 2008 Judgment Santander Reposession


Positive Accounts:10/10: 0 | 07/12: 6 | Mortgage Closed 5/12, Macy's AMEX $13900, Citi/Home Depot $8500, Capital One Cash Rewards $3500, BOA $7500 Total Utilization: 3%. AAoA: 2yr, 9mth. INQS: 1 TU, 1 EQ, 3 EX
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Re: True Credit monitoring & scores?

I have been using true credit for a few years and at $9.95 a month it is a great deal.  Ilike it shows that reporting date which helps in controlling report uti.  They provide Vantage scores which are the only used FAKO scores I know about.  Ignore the comments on how to improve your score from them.

06/10/2017 FICO: EQ 781 TU 787 EX 785
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Re: True Credit monitoring & scores?

Ive been using truecredit for about 4-5 months now and before I came to myfico, I thought the score on TC was the real score. Needless to say I was kicking myself

when I was denied credit and saw what my real score was (almost 50-60 pts difference).

I still use them for the ease of navigation on the website but will shortly be canceling them since I now applied for EIDT (Eliminate ID Theft). They let me pull all 3 reports

everyday vs the pull only from TU, although EIDT is powered by TU. They also give you the generic scores would I would have to say is actually pretty close to what my

actually fico scores are on TU, (other two are off).

 

2 Things to keep in mind,

1.) EIDT is 12.95 a month and it takes a few days to get username and password

2.) The log-in process is a pita, but  you can make work arounds to make the process easier


Starting Score: TU 630 (myFICO)
Current Score: 04/12/12 Walmart TU 650 04/01/12 LendingCLub pulled - 648 // 03/18/12 Ex - 610
Goal Score: ALL 3 700 by end of 2012


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