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credit score

Beware of Companies Offering to Raise Your Credit Score

January 31, 2008

I just read a fascinating article in the New York Times titled: "What’s Behind Those Offers to Raise Credit Scores". It details some of the tactics that companies are using to artificially inflate individuals credit scores, including piggy-backing on stranger’s loans.  This practice, using "seasoned primary accounts", attaches an individual with poor credit to a […]

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Credit Scores By State

January 17, 2008

I found some interesting credit score statistics on (it’s ran by Experian). They have a number of different charts that you can review. I found one set of stats particularly interesting: the average credit score by state, and national average. Factoids: (Note: All scores listed here are using the Experian system, which ranges from […]

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