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Credit Karma Reviews

Published by on 2020-01-06

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Overall Rating:

5/5
5

Recommended:
But with caution

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Table of Contents: 1. Reviews | 2. Is it Safe? | 3. Is it Legit? | 4. App not working? | 5. Report Issue

Credit Karma Reviews


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    5

    A Game Changer!

    This app is for anyone that is serious about improving their credit. This app increased my credit score dramatically after a few months because they make it easy to dispute derogatory items. They also give you recommendations as to what you need to do to improve your credit score like paying down balances etc. I made the mistake of downloading another popular credit app through Experian and that was a big mistake. It gave me a credit match with a credit card that it claimed I was likely to receive an approval with, so (as the company claims), I could “apply with confidence”. That was completely false! I was declined for that card and it left a hard inquiry on my account which dramatically affected my credit score. I will never trust an app like I trust Credit Karma. Credit Karma will allow you to be matched with credit cards that you are likely to be approved from plus, the credit card companies will check your credit without doing a hard inquiry and allow you to see if you qualify without negatively effecting your credit score. I seldom do reviews but I this time I felt it was necessary to give Credit Karma the ‘credit where credit is due’.



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    5

    Camarota’s

    I love my Credit Karma’s app, it’s part of my everyday life, I can’t imagine not having my credit karma app, it’s helped me so much in watching my credit, it tells me what could help me, and I can see if there are things in my credit reports that may be fraud, I found the app after I was a victim of identity theft, something very difficult to live through, I strongly recommend those who don’t have credit karma to give it a try, and browse the app to everything they have to offer for free and see how it can help you improve your credit and dispute something in your credit report that doesn’t belong to you, you’ll see your credit score rise in this app as you use all of the free options, and access that they have, so if you don’t have credit karma, I strongly recommend that you give it a try and use what they have to offer, you will see the difference in your credit therefore a difference in your life, someone once told me,” you can be poor, have no money, but if you have good credit, you’re rich”, I never forgot that and I found that it’s very true, thanks to credit karma, I’ve come a long way in bettering my credit. Thank you Credit Karma.



  • By
    5

    REAL RESULTS, POSITIVE

    Only one time before have I been so impressed, enough so to take the time to leave a review instead of only rating. Having this app is helping me improve my credit! I have been using it for 9 months, and my results are increases of 18pts last 3 months, 36 pts last 6 months, and 68 pts total increase from what my score was 9 months ago when I started using the app! Before, I was like the commercials letting my credit run wild with me completely ignoring it, rarely thinking about it. But now, the app is so easy to use and convenient, I click on it maybe once a week or every other week, take a few moments to review it, and check my new higher than before credit scores. I like seeing when something on it ages and comes of of my report or is about to come off. I’ve also been able to find charges negatively effecting my credit that I am about to call the creditor and inform them of mistakes of billing me instead of our health insurance company. I like the praises the app gives me for doing well with my scores. Thank you so much, credit karma! Soon I will be able to buy a house with a low APR, instead of being trapped in a long term high APR loan!



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    5

    I Love Credit Karma

    I can’t tell how much I just live CK! Honestly, is so so so much better than dealing with massive 20+ page reports from the credit bureaus. CK is user friendly and I can see my whole credit profile in one place. If they would and the other credit bureau and even business credit profiles that would make them even better. Since finally downloading the app and creating my account my credit score has resined. I’m still a long way away from where I wanna be, but baby steps. As I write this (Jun 24, 2018) I still need my new car to be reported and get rid of my ugly 24% interest rate and upside down car balance. My new lease and 0-6% interest rate should jump my credit scores up significantly and by November of next year my nearly $80k student loan debt will drop off too! Well at least that’s the perceived idea anyway. My credit is on the rise finally and after 7 years of under bankruptcy and years of financial mistakes (no credit cards) and debts keeping my credit down, I’m now on the rise and thanks to Credit Karma, I’m finally doing and learning who to improve my scores and stay out of debt and bad financial decisions. Thanks CK! Love for real!



  • By
    5

    Best App to Keep Your Eye on Your Credit

    Credit Karma does a fantastic job of helping you to track changes in your credit report. There are tons of other apps that do similar things and I have tried many (Credit Journey is one example that comes to mind) but none I’ve seen has been as complete and polished as Credit Karma. The App is very quick with updates. I have received notices almost instantaneously when an inquiry has hit. The interface is intuitive and easy to navigate. I love the app for that and use it regularly. Just one word of caution: do not dispute an inaccuracy through Credit Karma, submit the dispute directly with the relevant credit bureau instead. It is easy for things to get lost in translation and you may end up with an unexpected outcome. In my case a mishandled dispute dropped my Credit Score by 40 points. When I contacted the credit bureau they told me they couldn’t fix the issue because the dispute was not registered through its system. Other than that little snag, however, the app has been awesome. Highly recommend using it for monitoring your credit report activity.



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    5

    Alerted me to fraud!!!

    I’ve had credit Karma for years. I love it. I use it mostly to check on my credit score since I’m trying to pay off some cc it makes it easier to see all of my accounts as well as feeling encouraged when I pay them off seeing my score go up. Well last night I checked my email and saw an email from credit karma asking if I had opened a new account with Verizon. I didn’t so immediately I knew that something was wrong. Was able to confirm with the app that there was in fact an account I had no knowledge of in my name. So I disputed it with Verizon and they confirmed it wasn’t me that opened it and closed it down and will have it removed from my credit report. With this happening I also put a freeze with all the cc bureaus so nobody else can make more accounts with my info. Had I not had credit karma I wouldn’t have had any clue about this so I’m really thankful I downloaded it and check it every once in a while. I highly recommend credit karma. It’s been nothing but beneficial to me. Probably one of the most helpful apps I have on my phone to be honest.



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    4

    Great Service and Beautiful App

    I’ve been using this app for a few years now. It’s a great credit monitoring tool! Easy, beautiful design and really a lot of info at your finger tips. I really have zero complaints about using Credit Karma or the reliability of their services. I do however have one complaint and it’s regarding the app for iPad. I have my App Store filter set to only show iPad apps and Credit Karma still shows up. However after installing I noticed it responds like an iPhone only app. It can only be used in the Portrait screen orientation, has the enlarger icon in the bottom right and it is VERY pixelated. Granted I am using an iPad Air 2, so it’s a little older but I’ve not had any issues with other iPad/iPhone compatible apps. I use my iPad as a laptop (built in keyboard and such makes it just like a laptop) so to have it where it only works in portrait orientation means I can’t use it in landscape orientation, and the pixelation makes me want to use my iPhone, but when using the CK Tax Service, well, I don’t want to have to do that whole process on my phone! If this gets fixed, and this app is truly updated for iPad compatibility, it is well worth 5 stars!



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    3

    It’s a decent starting point

    I’ve used this app for well over a year and a half. It’s a good free starting point to learn what’s effecting your credit. After reading articles outside of this app, I learned steps needed to improve my credit. Credit Karma helped with the basics (account balances, when creditors reported to the bureaus, etc.). When I refinanced last year I saw that Credit Karma was showing 40-50 point less than what the bank pulled. So, I kept this in mind moving forward. A few months ago I worked on boosting my score 40 points or so, continued to use Credit Karma with the understanding their scores are not accurate... recently I subscribed to FICO for my scores, and yes Credit Karma is anywhere from 30-60 points lower than FICO actual (depending on which of the 2 scores CK provides). Bottom line, Credit Karma is a good starting point for people looking to improve their scores. Just keep in mind the scores they provide are not accurate but the other reporting data is pretty much on target (balances, dates bank report info to the credit bureau, etc.). Good luck, getting into the understanding of how FICO scores work and working on improving them really can change your consumer behavior for the best!!!



  • By
    5

    Credit Fixer

    I love this app- while the credit scores may be different from other reporting agencies (there is a 50 to 100 swing) this app allows me to view things that my husband and I share in common. This app keeps me posted on how our bills are progressing allowing me to focus on repair. My credit score has improved from good to excellent in 4 years. While I have not applied for loans or cards suggested on this app, I have been working hard to pay down loans and cards recovering money previously paid in interest and/or principle. I have also learned a lot about how to improve my credit scores by focusing on high impact portions of my credit. My bank made an error in reporting that I had missed a payment and was 2 months behind- I was able to address this quickly- got a letter from them that it was their mistake and worked with the bank to correct it in all three credit reporting agencies. My credit score is now back to excellent. We have much more controls of our finances- and this is a pleasant way to check your balances and keep focused. Did I tell you I love this app?



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    5

    Your on personal Financial counsel credit app.

    WOW!!!!!! This app. Is AMAZING! This even help you file your your taxes, from your 🙃 phone REALLY! This is a great tool to have it also show when you’ve made errors they will also show you how to correct it before sending. The app. Shows you other expenses that you could use to file on your taxes that I’ve never seen nor heard of before...... My human tax person couldn’t have know. There’s something new that comes to the app all the time..to keep you on top of things. To me, going thru all the screens that Credit Karma has to offer is like going thru a toy store.....It shows you all the different credit cards that is, can, and will be available to you by your credit score only. I went thru a bankruptcy, my credit score was low 600’s and now my credit score went from the 6’s to the 7’s 😎🕺🏽💃🏾. IF YOU FOLLOW THE INSTRUCTION’S THAT CREDIT KARMA, GIVE YOU, YOU WILL BE ON YOUR WAY TO BIGGER AND BETTER THINGS.. Now, I’m going to apply for this credit card I’ve always wanted..... Good luck Credit Karma family 👋🏼 😃 We are in it to win it.....👍🏼



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    2

    Beneficial and harmful

    I love this idea but they do have “bugs” to work out. The recommendations and dates they provide are often just suggestions. They assume when things will post or change but it doesn’t necessarily mean it will happen. If you use it, just monitor your score and DO NOTHING THROUGH THEM. In my personal experience, the one dispute I wanted to do on their site ended up disputing ALL of my accounts, which led to a HUGE nightmare because I was working with a mortgage lender. Unfortunately I was told a bit too late to avoid 3rd party credit services for anything of this nature. I emailed credit karma and received insults instead of help. I simply wanted them to be aware that their one click dispute led to serious and unnecessary issues and they should look into it but I was immediately blamed and told I must have made a mistake somewhere. I pointed out I’ve used the service approximately 20 days and per their guidelines you can only dispute 1 account, and I only had 1 negative, but now have 11 disputes I’m trying to remove. This now takes 2-3 months to clear up. So thanks credit karma for pro longing my mortgage and disputing all of my good standing accounts in my one click with insults and blame instead of getting to the bottom and helping.



  • By
    5

    Very User Friendly!

    Direct and straight to the point! I really like the feature that allows you to review and dispute a claim if it is not actually your own bill or already paid, very very helpful (we all know the run around we get when claiming a dispute with old bills that should have reconciled and or were never yours to begin with can be very time consuming and daunting and this app absolutely assists in providing relief in that specific area.) In addition, speaking for myself, (after a health problem) I have had some issues with processing information and understanding cognitive actions that need to be taken and this app definitely has been a weight lifted off my shoulders in the financial understanding department of my own life and I really appreciate just how simple and direct this app actually is. I would recommend this app to anyone of any age and I wish I had not been so apprehensive to try it when I heard about it in the first place because it really has assisted me in my comprehension on my financial reports and credit score and how to improve it.



  • By
    5

    Great Advice!

    I had no idea what my credit was doing. I had my identity stolen 20 years ago and there wasn’t really anything I could do about it. I joined credit karma years ago to see my free score and never really looked again until last July. You see my husband and I decided we needed to stop renting and buy a home, but that takes credit. I found cards that had approval odds, info about accounts that didn’t belong to me and the accounts that did. I was able to dispute the accounts that didn’t just with a few pushes of a button. I received a hard copy of my credit report which showed when my bad credit occurred and when it would drop off. I was able to apply for and get approved for a credit card to start rebuilding my credit with a few pushes as well. Now I pay closer attention. I know when my score goes up or down and I feel like I’m in control again. I get advice on how to keep the score going up and I think I have a chance to get my credit to a position that will help me actually buy a house.



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    1

    False information!!!! Beware!!!

    I have used credit karma for a while. I was misinformed highly. Everything seemed to go doing very well and my credit score was raising and raising over years of working on it. I had several struggles over the years of hard times and being disabled but I still did all I could. My score was great. I went to apply for a card and was approved but I received the approval and was sent a credit score much lower. My bank ended up pulling my credit score as well and it was 120 points lower than credit karma!!!!! They do not possess the same scores at all and I tried to email them. They kept sending me all of the word for word printed information already listed, giving me excuses. I understand each company can use or look at different forms of credit but NEVER will it be 120 points worth. I confirmed this with both the bank and new credit card company. I was completely applied that my credit was not the “great” they showed me but actually quote bad supposedly after working for years and doing all that I could to adjust it. I have paid all my bills before the time, paid more than what is owed, etc but regardless my credit is still poor because of medical bills from my disability that credit karma does not recognize. Be very very weary!!!!!!!



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    4

    Pay off creditors from in-app; add a feature to figure out which score apply when

    You show the Collection Agencies & amounts, but not the phone number and/or a direct link to pay that creditor off. It’d be very helpful to include to phone number & the Collection Agency acct # so users can more quickly pay off & remove from credit the negative-aka; not in good standing-accounts. Also, as the two scores are different & the 113 point difference is making it hard for me to know what scores are used for what things. For example, my credit card uses CreditWise, which matches the lower score on the left side screen, not the high score on the Right side of screen. If I want to get a lease or mortgage, which is used? Are my credit card options based on the lower score? And how do I get a lower APR% recommendations? Maybe you could add an in-app purchase of one’s FICO score or at least add mortgages, loans, & a way to make sure the student loans you don’t have to pay aren’t held against you, making it look like you have more credit debt that you actually have to pay-even if they are in good standing.


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Is Credit Karma Safe?

Yes. Credit Karma is quiet safe to use but use with caution. This is based on our NLP (Natural language processing) analysis of over 254,177 User Reviews sourced from the Appstore and the appstore cumulative rating of 5/5. Justuseapp Safety Score for Credit Karma Is 70/100.


Is Credit Karma Legit?

Yes. Credit Karma is legit, but not 100% legit to us. This conclusion was arrived at by running over 254,177 Credit Karma User Reviews through our NLP machine learning process to determine if users believe the app is legitimate or not. Based on this, Justuseapp Legitimacy Score for Credit Karma Is 50/100.


Is Credit Karma not working?

Credit Karma works most of the time. If it is not working for you, we recommend you excersise some patience and retry later or Contact Support.

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Why should I report an Issue with Credit Karma?

  1. Pulling issues faced by users like you is a good way to draw attention of Credit Karma to your problem using the strength of crowds.
  2. We have developed a system that will try to get in touch with a company once an issue is reported and with lots of issues reported, companies will definitely listen.
  3. Importantly, customers can learn from other customers in case the issue is a common problem that has been solved before.
  4. If you are a Credit Karma customer and are running into a problem, Justuseapp might not be the fastest and most effective way for you to solve the problem but at least you can warn others off using Credit Karma.

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