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Equifax Hates Me!!

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Equifax Hates Me!!

I've been stuck at 700 for the past 4 months, even though I've paid accounts off and have had cli's.  I recently paid an account off and its showing on my report, still no points. I only have 3 cards reporting balances, util at 7%. I don't understand. Ever since they deleted 2 au accounts I seem to be on their sh#t list. I've seen continual  growth in both my transunion and experian scores.

From 566 in 8/2012 to..

EQ 704 /TU 690 / EX 730

Discover IT 6000, Amex BCE 10000, FNBO Amex 3500, Cap 1 platinum 2000, Walmart Discover 5000, Orchard Bank platinum 3000, Best Buy 5000, Merrick Bank 1600, Target Visa 700
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Re: Equifax Hates Me!!

Are you looking at a FICO or a FAKO? I ask because EX only started offering an EX FICO direct to consumers (aside from PSECU) for the last 2 months. I wasn't sure if you were looking at a 3-in-1 from somewhere.

 

Has anything changed on EQ within the last 4 months that would result in a FICO change?

 

 

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Re: Equifax Hates Me!!

What's "cli's" and "au accounts"?

Thanks.

-- George

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Re: Equifax Hates Me!!

CLI is a credit limit increase. Above, it's used to indicate that the poster had their limit increased on a card/cards so that the utilization of the card looked better. FICO likes to see low utilization. Example, if you owed $100 on a card with a $500 credit limit, your utilization would be 20%. If you then got an increase in your credit limit to $1000, that $100 means you now only use 10% of your limit. Since FICO likes lower utilization, your score should go up.

 

AU means authorized user on one of your cards.

 

Oh, and to the OP-they hate me too. My score with them is consistently 40-50 below my other scores even though the information is similar. Sorry, I know that doesn't help.

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Re: Equifax Hates Me!!

Thanks a lot with answering my questions and your thorough reply.  Why don't you file a complaint with the Better Business Bureau?  Equifax will get a copy of the complaint.  Make sure to copy and paste your text complaint to a file before navigating past the BBB complaint page.  Then, write Equifax a letter with the BBB complaint script included.  Also, if you know a lawyer friend send a copy of the correspondence to him and make a "cc: Bigshot Lawyer" at the bottom of the letter to Equifax.  That should give Equifax the motivation to properly re-score you.  I hope this helps.

Thank you.

George

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Re: Equifax Hates Me!!


llecs wrote:

Are you looking at a FICO or a FAKO? I ask because EX only started offering an EX FICO direct to consumers (aside from PSECU) for the last 2 months. I wasn't sure if you were looking at a 3-in-1 from somewhere.

 

Has anything changed on EQ within the last 4 months that would result in a FICO change?

 

 


I paid off 2 accounts so only 3 cc's reporting balances.  One account snuck in a $19 charge so its showing a balance so by the end of the month 2 accounts will be reporting balances and I've gained about 4500 more in cli's, 8000 if my Walmart Discover reports this month.   The Experian are fico scores. I bought one here and before that Discover or Amex had it after I was approved.       

 

 

From 566 in 8/2012 to..

EQ 704 /TU 690 / EX 730

Discover IT 6000, Amex BCE 10000, FNBO Amex 3500, Cap 1 platinum 2000, Walmart Discover 5000, Orchard Bank platinum 3000, Best Buy 5000, Merrick Bank 1600, Target Visa 700
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Re: Equifax Hates Me!!


peace2013 wrote:

Thanks a lot with answering my questions and your thorough reply.  Why don't you file a complaint with the Better Business Bureau?  Equifax will get a copy of the complaint.  Make sure to copy and paste your text complaint to a file before navigating past the BBB complaint page.  Then, write Equifax a letter with the BBB complaint script included.  Also, if you know a lawyer friend send a copy of the correspondence to him and make a "cc: Bigshot Lawyer" at the bottom of the letter to Equifax.  That should give Equifax the motivation to properly re-score you.  I hope this helps.

Thank you.

George



Thanks George I'll look into that if I see no movement after everything posts this month.

 

 

From 566 in 8/2012 to..

EQ 704 /TU 690 / EX 730

Discover IT 6000, Amex BCE 10000, FNBO Amex 3500, Cap 1 platinum 2000, Walmart Discover 5000, Orchard Bank platinum 3000, Best Buy 5000, Merrick Bank 1600, Target Visa 700
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Re: Equifax Hates Me!!

Just checked my last 3 reports for differences:

 

8/15      showing 4 accounts w/60 days late or more/  6 inqs/  5 derog accounts  3 cc accounts w/balances    util 7%   18 yrs credit history  aaoa of 7 yrs

 

5/30      showing 4 accounts w/60 days late or more/ 7 inqs/ 5 derog accounts    4 cc accounts w/balances    util 5%    18 yrs credit history aaoa of 7 yrs

 

4/6         showing 5 accounts w/60 days late or more/7inqs/ 6 derog accounts     5 cc accounts w/balances   util 13%    32 yrs  credit history  aaoa 8 yrs

 

 

Thru all the changes  my scores hasn't budged 

      

From 566 in 8/2012 to..

EQ 704 /TU 690 / EX 730

Discover IT 6000, Amex BCE 10000, FNBO Amex 3500, Cap 1 platinum 2000, Walmart Discover 5000, Orchard Bank platinum 3000, Best Buy 5000, Merrick Bank 1600, Target Visa 700
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Re: Equifax Hates Me!!

If it makes you feel any better, I always thought EX hated me.  I hadn't applied for anything for awhile so all I had was Creditsesame and Quizzle to go by for my scores until myFICO was once again able to offer EX scores.  And my EX was always lower than my other FICO pulled scores.

 

Then,, a miracle happened, EX FICO was once again offered, so I bit and purchased it.  OMG,,, EX likes me, they really like me.  Smiley Happy

Starting Score: 504
July 2013 score:
EQ FICO 819, TU08 778, EX "806 lender pull 07/26/2013
Goal Score: All Scores 760+, Newest goal 800+
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Current scores after adding $81K in CLs and 2 new cars since July 2013
EQ:809 TU 777 EX 790 Now it's just garden time!

June 2017 update: All scores over 820, just pure gardening now.
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Re: Equifax Hates Me!!

Had 2 accounts update....amex with 2500 cli and walmart discover  new tradeline....still no change.....wth?!

From 566 in 8/2012 to..

EQ 704 /TU 690 / EX 730

Discover IT 6000, Amex BCE 10000, FNBO Amex 3500, Cap 1 platinum 2000, Walmart Discover 5000, Orchard Bank platinum 3000, Best Buy 5000, Merrick Bank 1600, Target Visa 700