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basballguy
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Registered: ‎02-20-2008
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Re: I can't explain why my score is so low, please assist


foofighter74 wrote:

Utilities, cell phones, etc, usually don't report until you fall behind.  But they CAN report, it's just that they usually don't.  Unless the 120 late from Verizon is inaccurate, they won't remove it because it does in fact belong on your credit report. 


I think you're missing the point. 

 

I know it's supposed to be on my credit report.  The question is whether or not it should be listed as an installment account (versus being a collections account).

 

 

 

Follow-up question though.

 

Do you get scored the same if you have 1 PR or 100 PRs? 

 

 


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llecs
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Registered: ‎08-04-2007
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Re: I can't explain why my score is so low, please assist


basballguy wrote:

 

I know it's supposed to be on my credit report.  The question is whether or not it should be listed as an installment account (versus being a collections account).

 

 

 

Follow-up question though.

 

Do you get scored the same if you have 1 PR or 100 PRs?  

 



It's can't be listed as a collection because it isn't. It's a charge-off. By default, COs utilities are listed as an installment (vs. auto, mortgage, CC).

 

I'd argue the law of diminishing returns on the PR. However, I have seen some posts in here of PRs dropping resulting in no score change when other PR(s) had remained.


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