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Typically, if you see a "zero" or nothing as a credit score it is due to the consumer having no credit or not having any positive credit that would contribute to the scoring system. A consumer can have nothing but negative credit on their report and this would not generate a score. A score is normally generated when the consumer has had a loan and/or credit card history.

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