I'm confused as to what benefit MF possesses by not clearly stating this out of the gate. First it's was not stating it at all. Now it's making the necessary information difficult to obtain when it should be easy. Very odd, I must say.
Thanks for all the feedback. The team knows about them and will take a second stab at this issue.
I'm not typically one to resurrect threads that are > 1 year old, but I do believe this thread needs to be revisted by those that have the ability to make a change. I left the forum for the majority of this year and having returned not long ago have found this same thread issue to have not changed one bit.
In the Fico Scoring section of this forum in the last week alone I've responded to at least a half dozen confused/misguided subscription members posting again and again thinking that the score change they're provided with at the time of an alert received is because of the alert reason. Most of the time these members are confused because the score change and alert reason actually have nothing to do with each other.
Why hasn't something be done to stop the madness? This has literally been going on for years at this point.
Perhaps I should paste a link in this thread what would end up being every day to the most recent person that posted about being mislead by the score change / alert from their MF product?
Hi - we hear you.
We’ve written a blog article (https://www.myfico.com/credit-education/blog/unexpected-fico-score-changes) to address this topic, please feel free to direct people to this.
We have been busy redesigning the desktop and mobile web member center, but we hope to address this issue by linking from alerts to the info in the blog article soon.
I'm still not understanding why a simple one-liner that states, "Alert reason displayed may have no impact on latest score provided" or something similar. That's literally all it would take to "fix" this problem that has been going on for years. Linking the blog article that you posted above is only going to compound the problem, because the first 2 sentences of it written accomplish exactly the opposite of what I am suggesting in my quote above. The first 2 sentences state:
myFICO subscriptions include FICO® Score monitoring. This means that every time we detect a change in monitored credit file data, we provide the latest FICO Score (version 8) in the alert details.
If I'm reading this, my interpretation is that the score change I'm shown is because of the alert reason. Period end of story. This is not what we want members that are paying for this product to think.
Just stopping in to note that another month has passed and nothing has changed. Here is a post from our most recent MF member that has posted thinking that score changes must be related to alert reasons:
In this thead, Post 26 is another mislead member: