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haoniukun
Posts: 43
Registered: ‎08-17-2012
Does fraud transaction affect credit score negatively?

Hi,

I found a fraud transaction on my credit card transaction list, so I called the credit card company.

The customer reprenstative closed the card and told me that they would issue me a new card.

I'm just curious if the new card will have any negative impact on my credit score.

I may need to apply for mortgage in the next couple of months.

I don't hope the problem will have any negative impact on my credit score.

If there is negative effect, how can I compensate to minimize the negative impact?

 

Thanks for any advice in advance.

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bettercreditguy1
Posts: 757
Registered: ‎02-11-2012
Re: Does fraud transaction affect credit score negatively?

no, it does not effect your credit score and it does NOT show up as a new account either. After one or two months your prior history and start date from your old card will be merged to the new account.

Starting scores 01/02/2012 EQ 707(Fico) TU 733(Fico) EXP 735 (FAKO)
Updated scores 06/01/2014 EQ 797(Fico) TU 768(Fico) EXP 769 (Fico), EQ 849 (Next Gen 5/27/14 Penfed)


Remember the Three P's: Pay early in Full, Pay on Time, Patience
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QAMngrGirl
Posts: 463
Registered: ‎11-28-2012
Re: Does fraud transaction affect credit score negatively?

bettercreditguy1 wrote:

no, it does not effect your credit score and it does NOT show up as a new account either. After one or two months your prior history and start date from your old card will be merged to the new account.


Does this depend on the company? Last year Bofa closed a bunch of accounts due to a "security breach" on their end and issued new cards. My old account was closed, reported lost/stolen & a new trade was opened. Same history of course, but both trades are on my credit reports.

Start: Nov'12 EQ 699/EX 685/TU 696 / Current: April''14 EQ 715/EX 709/TU 709 * Goal 750+


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bettercreditguy1
Posts: 757
Registered: ‎02-11-2012
Re: Does fraud transaction affect credit score negatively?

I can speak for Chase as I recently had the experience.  My old  account was there for one possibly two reporting months, then the old account vanished.

Starting scores 01/02/2012 EQ 707(Fico) TU 733(Fico) EXP 735 (FAKO)
Updated scores 06/01/2014 EQ 797(Fico) TU 768(Fico) EXP 769 (Fico), EQ 849 (Next Gen 5/27/14 Penfed)


Remember the Three P's: Pay early in Full, Pay on Time, Patience
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QAMngrGirl
Posts: 463
Registered: ‎11-28-2012
Re: Does fraud transaction affect credit score negatively?

bettercreditguy1 wrote:

I can speak for Chase as I recently had the experience.  My old  account was there for one possibly two reporting months, then the old account vanished.


Yeah, my BofA issued happened May'12, and both lines are still there =/

Start: Nov'12 EQ 699/EX 685/TU 696 / Current: April''14 EQ 715/EX 709/TU 709 * Goal 750+


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haoniukun
Posts: 43
Registered: ‎08-17-2012
Re: Does fraud transaction affect credit score negatively?

Mine is discover.

I'll try to monitor my credit report so that I can keep the length of my credit history for the discover card.

Thanks for your replies.