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05-02-2013 07:27 AM
So my EQ Fico dropped by 16 points Score Watch update says that the score charged and one CC balance deceased.
Will CC balance decreases cause that much of a drop? I'm lost I thought I had a clue , but obviously I don't.
05-02-2013 07:33 AM
Are you certain it said there was a CC decrease? SW doesn't alert you to balance decreases, but will display your new balance if a status or comment changed (e.g. dispute comment, added late, etc.). Any drop wouldn't necessarily be due to the decrease, but due to the change in the TL.
05-02-2013 07:40 AM
llecs this is the e-mail I received from EQ
This e-mail is to notify you that the following changes have occurred on your credit file:
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As always, thank you for your business.
Your Equifax Customer Care Team.
05-02-2013 08:40 AM
Yes... I think this may have happened because my UTL went for 39% to 26% and I opened a VS Angel card (via SP) last moth, although it doesn't look like it is reporting yet and I can't get the details from SW I think their system is down.
So for now i'll just have to do some more investigating and wait it out.
05-02-2013 11:13 AM
If you clicked it now the reasons behind the alert will be plain. If it cited a balance decrease with a score drop, and if the drop was directly linked to that change, then I'd suspect an account changed w/ an added baddie within that TL or status change, an added dispute comment, or it's possible for score drop when a closed account reports $0. But definitely look because the alert wasn't for the balance drop alone; something within that TL changed.
SW alerts also don't provide a clear picture on why the score changed. It provides a net score change. There could be other factors or other changes that resulted in the lost points. Don't assume that X change caused Y points when using SW.
Finally, SW will alert you to the new TL, though that alert you recieved has nothing to do with that (because of the mentioned balance decrease).