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2 Notices of Soft Inquiry by Fair Issac

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2 Notices of Soft Inquiry by Fair Issac

No, I didn't misspell Fair Isaac. I also subscribe to Equifax. The past 2 weeks I've gotten 2 alerts of a soft inquiry by Fair Issac. That is the spelling that the inquiry uses. The address is the same as for Fair Isaac. I keep all 3 credit bureaus locked and only unlock them when I need to apply for a card, etc. Needless to say, they've been locked for a while.  Should I be concerned that a soft pull is showing up on Equifax?  And the soft inquiry is for Fair Issac, not Fair Isaac? Whenever I google the former, I get the latter.

Could this be the beginning of identity theft or fraud?

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Re: 2 Notices of Soft Inquiry by Fair Issac

So the soft inquiry is from Fair "Issac" with two ss's instead of two aa's?

I don't know the answer to your question,  but that is an extremely good eye and careful attention to detail.

Hopefully it's just a typo and not something nefarious. I think you are right to be concerned though, because minor misspellings like that are common tactics of of spammers and phishers. Will be interesting to see what you find out.


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Re: 2 Notices of Soft Inquiry by Fair Issac

That is great question! I have been alerted to the same soft inquiry on my Equifax report. I thought it to be very weird as well. I really hope it's not identity theft. I have to keep a close on all my reports from here. 


I am just like you in that all my reports are on ice until I need to obtain a card, loan, etc. This is the very reason why I do not like my reports open. 

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