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Cotton_Britches
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FICO and Disputes
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When you dispute an account on a credit report, does FICO include that account in the calculation of your score when a new creditor pulls your credit?

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MarineVietVet
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Re: FICO and Disputes

Cotton_Britches wrote:

When you dispute an account on a credit report, does FICO include that account in the calculation of your score when a new creditor pulls your credit?


Portions of an OC account under dispute will not be scored by FICO. Among these are the balance, the CL, and the payment history. Other items like AAoA, scoring bucket, credit mix, account age, etc. including CAs and PRs are not removed or impacted by a dispute.

 

 

 

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Tischer712
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Re: FICO and Disputes
So if you dispute a Ca on your credit it will stay in the fico scoring? It only pulls it out of scoring if you dispute the OC? Am I understanding correctly?

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llecs
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Re: FICO and Disputes

Yep...PRs are also not excluded along with CAs.

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Cotton_Britches
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Re: FICO and Disputes

MarineVietVet wrote:

Cotton_Britches wrote:

When you dispute an account on a credit report, does FICO include that account in the calculation of your score when a new creditor pulls your credit?


Portions of an OC account under dispute will not be scored by FICO. Among these are the balance, the CL, and the payment history. Other items like AAoA, scoring bucket, credit mix, account age, etc. including CAs and PRs are not removed or impacted by a dispute.

 

 

 

From a BK years ago to:
EX - 3/11 pulled by lender- 835, EQ - 2/11-816, TU - 2/11-782

"Some people spend an entire lifetime wondering if they've made a difference. The Marines don't have that problem".


So if you dispute an incorrect balance, does FICO ignore only the balance on that account, or does it ignore the entire account?

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MarineVietVet
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Re: FICO and Disputes

Cotton_Britches wrote:
 

So if you dispute an incorrect balance, does FICO ignore only the balance on that account, or does it ignore the entire account?


It's my understanding (could be wrong) that no matter what the dispute is specifically about the same items are removed from scoring - the balance, the CL, and the payment history.

 

 

 

From a BK years ago to:
EX - 3/11 pulled by lender- 835, EQ - 2/11-816, TU - 2/11-782

"Some people spend an entire lifetime wondering if they've made a difference. The Marines don't have that problem".

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RobertEG
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Re: FICO and Disputes

+1

The CRAs only provide one code for indicating the presence of a pending dispute under the FCRA.

Thus, FICO has no way of differentiating the specific item under dispute.