Credit scores again revealed in Toledo election


Toledo is known for glass, scales and the use of credit scores in elections.

From: Greg Fisher []
Sent: Monday, July 01, 2013 11:45 AM
To: Allan Block, chairman, Block Communications (via S. Smith); Kurt Franck, executive editor, Toledo Blade (Block Communications)
Cc: Tim Grant, reporter, personal finance, housing and banking, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Block Communications); Ignazio Messina, reporter, Toledo Blade (Block Communications); John Robinson Block, publisher and editor-in-chief, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Block Communications)
Subject: RE: credit score, math, Block Communications, election, 0.86 factor

You published, “Multiplying a VantageScore by 0.86 translates it into an approximate FICO score.”

However, using that formula, if the lowest score on Scale A is 501, then the lowest score on Scale B is 431, not 300.

Who is your source for that translation?

Greg Fisher
The Credit Scoring Site
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