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Re: Score watch updating?

westo12 wrote:

I'm confused after reading this sticky - http://ficoforums.myfico.com/t5/myFICO-Product-Feedback/Score-Watch-Guide/m-p/603543?jump=true

 

"Equifax reports are checked daily for Credit Alert changes to the credit report." 

 

Isn't a balance decrease a "change to the credit report"?  Isn't the removal of an item a "change to the credit report"? Or is a change to a credit report defined as only new accounts, new inquiries?


If you scroll down from that quote it shows a dozen or so items that trigger credit alerts. Balance decreases aren't one of those and I don't know why, but it never was advertised that a balance decrease would trigger an alert. For dropped items, no CMS anywhere in the world will alert you to dropped accounts or dropped baddies. Not sure why. Mechanics?