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Credit Karma is a joke

If it weren't for the free credit monitoring portion of it, I would probably never use their site. Their FAKO algorithm is horrible. It always shows a good 30+ point gap between their score and any legitimate score. I have 1 inquiry on my TU from October 2013 and I added another inquiry last night and it gave me a nice score drop in each of their different categories. They even dropped my score when an inquiry that was well over a year old showed a slight company name change.

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A_Noob wrote:

If it weren't for the free credit monitoring portion of it, I would probably never use their site. Their FAKO algorithm is horrible. It always shows a good 30+ point gap between their score and any legitimate score. I have 1 inquiry on my TU from October 2013 and I added another inquiry last night and it gave me a nice score drop in each of their different categories. They even dropped my score when an inquiry that was well over a year old showed a slight company name change.


Well it is an fako , and yeah its only real use is for credit monitoring. It does that job adequetly. My CK fako and TU08 differ an lot more than yours :-). Its an 60 points different lol. 

 

When walmart changed names was kind of weird i had an HP then the HP was deleted. Maybe that is what will happen with you?



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EQ SW bank enhanced 3/24/15 819 CK fako 807 2/7/15
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mongstradamus wrote:

A_Noob wrote:

If it weren't for the free credit monitoring portion of it, I would probably never use their site. Their FAKO algorithm is horrible. It always shows a good 30+ point gap between their score and any legitimate score. I have 1 inquiry on my TU from October 2013 and I added another inquiry last night and it gave me a nice score drop in each of their different categories. They even dropped my score when an inquiry that was well over a year old showed a slight company name change.


Well it is an fako , and yeah its only real use is for credit monitoring. It does that job adequetly. My CK fako and TU08 differ an lot more than yours :-). Its an 60 points different lol. 

 

When walmart changed names was kind of weird i had an HP then the HP was deleted. Maybe that is what will happen with you?


That does look like what happened but it still caused my score with them to drop a few points and not come back.

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A_Noob wrote:

mongstradamus wrote:

A_Noob wrote:

If it weren't for the free credit monitoring portion of it, I would probably never use their site. Their FAKO algorithm is horrible. It always shows a good 30+ point gap between their score and any legitimate score. I have 1 inquiry on my TU from October 2013 and I added another inquiry last night and it gave me a nice score drop in each of their different categories. They even dropped my score when an inquiry that was well over a year old showed a slight company name change.


Well it is an fako , and yeah its only real use is for credit monitoring. It does that job adequetly. My CK fako and TU08 differ an lot more than yours :-). Its an 60 points different lol. 

 

When walmart changed names was kind of weird i had an HP then the HP was deleted. Maybe that is what will happen with you?


That does look like what happened but it still caused my score with them to drop a few points and not come back.


I am not sure, if you want to be sure nothing happened. You can compare and see if any of your TU08 scores fluctuated ? I just wouldn't take CK too seriously score wise. 



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EQ SW bank enhanced 3/24/15 819 CK fako 807 2/7/15
TU Fico Barclay's 3/26/15 791 TU fico walmart 3/23/2015 788 Fako 808 Creditkarma 3/23/15
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That was last week and it looks like my TU score has substantially improved since my last pull. It was 692 the last time I checked on here (which I think was before the TU update here) and BofA did a HP yesterday for a secured card graduation and CLI and it was 720, although I'm not sure which TU model they used.

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Free credit monitoring doesn't suck.  Not even close.

 

Any service is going to have deficiencies, and the scores are free so *shrug*; the ones I really hate are the paid services which still give you an educational / FAKO score, now that's no bueno in my book.

 

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Revelate wrote:

Free credit monitoring doesn't suck.  Not even close.

 

Any service is going to have deficiencies, and the scores are free so *shrug*; the ones I really hate are the paid services which still give you an educational / FAKO score, now that's no bueno in my book.

 


Their credit monitoring is great; Their scoring model, not so much. I know what you mean about the paid service FAKO. I got fooled by Equifax once by purchasing their "Credit Score" instead of the "FICO Score" because just purchasing the FICO Score does not show up as an option on their mobile page and I was none the wiser.

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Revelate wrote:

Free credit monitoring doesn't suck.  Not even close.

 

Any service is going to have deficiencies, and the scores are free so *shrug*; the ones I really hate are the paid services which still give you an educational / FAKO score, now that's no bueno in my book.

 


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