Credit & Collection Legislation Home
Home Search search Menu menu Not logged in - Login | Register
Credit & Collection Legislation > Credit Scoring Fraudware (FICO scores, PLUS scores, etc.) > Fair Isaac rates UNDATED late payments > Apparently an UNDATED late payment rates as if an account was late 1 year ago

Registration is disabled because this is not a discussion forum.

Apparently an UNDATED late payment rates as if an account was late 1 year ago
 Moderated by: Christine
 New Topic   Reply   Printer Friendly 
 Rate Topic 
AuthorPost
 Posted: Tue Jun 26th, 2007 09:39 pm
   PM  Quote  Reply 
1st Post
Christine
Administrator
 

Joined: Thu Nov 30th, 2006
Location: The High Desert, Arizona USA
Posts: 45
Status: 
Offline

  back to top

From a client's myFICO Equifax report:

 

Attached Image (viewed 612 times):

undated-late-payment.jpg



 Posted: Tue Jun 26th, 2007 09:48 pm
   PM  Quote  Reply 
2nd Post
Christine
Administrator
 

Joined: Thu Nov 30th, 2006
Location: The High Desert, Arizona USA
Posts: 45
Status: 
Offline

  back to top

Please note that Fair Isaac states:

"Keep this in mind: If you ask the credit bureau to report a date for this missed payment, it may lower your FICO score in the short term."

Sure, that's true if the late payment occurred more recently than one year ago.

But, considering that SEVEN years of late payments are reported, it is MUCH more likely that the correctly reported late payment will IMPROVE the scores.  And most consumers will know whether they had any legitimate late payments (over 30 days past due) within the last year.

Fair Isaac deliberately discourages LEGITIMATE consumer disputes.

So, Fair Isaac's advice SHOULD read:

If you know that you did not have a late payment in the last year, ensure that the credit bureau obtains the date from the creditor or deletes the late payment.

The million dollar questions:

1) HOW does it happen that a late payment is reported on a consumer credit report WITHOUT an associated date?

2) WHY is Fair Isaac rating these UNDATED late payments at all?

3) Why is Fair Isaac rating these UNDATED late payments as if they happened one year ago?

The answer is simple:

To lower consumer credit scores as much as possible.



 Current time is 03:14 am
Credit & Collection Legislation > Credit Scoring Fraudware (FICO scores, PLUS scores, etc.) > Fair Isaac rates UNDATED late payments > Apparently an UNDATED late payment rates as if an account was late 1 year ago
Top




UltraBB 1.172 Copyright © 2007-2013 Data 1 Systems