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RyVision
Posts: 1,346
Registered: ‎04-15-2011
Paid FAKOS Bank FAKOS, FICO FAKOS.. no kiddin

Great article for those that do not know as we do here, that all scores are not created equal.  I have yet to see something that could be considered an "across the board score" for anything myself.

 

We still don't know what the bank sees as a score until we're hit with an HP.  I love how in the article they said: "Consumers should correct for this by shopping around for credit. Lenders offer different loan terms, and consumers should look for the best option, the consumer bureau said."

 

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/09/25/cfpb-credit-scores-consumers-lenders_n_1913585.html

 

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navigatethis12
Posts: 1,954
Registered: ‎01-24-2012
Re: Paid FAKOS Bank FAKOS, FICO FAKOS.. no kiddin

This is one reason why I think it is a waste of money to buy scores. The score you see may not be the one the lender sees so what you just bought is useless. Plus there are a plethora of ways to obtain a score for free.

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LS2982
Posts: 15,436
Registered: ‎04-09-2011
Re: Paid FAKOS Bank FAKOS, FICO FAKOS.. no kiddin

navigatethis12 wrote:

This is one reason why I think it is a waste of money to buy scores. The score you see may not be the one the lender sees so what you just bought is useless. Plus there are a plethora of ways to obtain a score for free.


True, but the score you see should be a ballpark figure of what the lender will see. (YMMV of course)

 

I still prefer to see my FICO's when I can, I cant help it :smileyvery-happy:

 




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Re: Paid FAKOS Bank FAKOS, FICO FAKOS.. no kiddin

+1   Sometimes I just have to know!!!


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