FTC Takes on Freecreditreport.com
If you watch television, chances are you've seen the jingles where the young guy sings a campy song about his troubles with identity theft, in a bid to pitch a site called freecreditreport.com.
Well, now the Federal Trade Commission is getting in on the act, running a series of hilarious public service announcements to point out that such services often are not free at all, and instead pointing consumers to annualcreditreport.com, a site mandated by Uncle Sam and probably the only place online consumers can truly go to get a free copy of their credit reports from each of the three major credit reporting bureaus.
Here's my favorite annualcreditreport.com PSA from the FTC:
If you haven't seen any of the freecreditreport.com commercials that the FTC is lampooning, it may make more sense if you take a gander at them over at YouTube.
Here's one more from the FTC:
Looking for more information on your right to a free credit report, as guaranteed by federal law? Check out the FTC's page here.
March 20, 2009; 9:40 AM ET
Categories: From the Bunker , Safety Tips , U.S. Government | Tags: annualcreditreport.com, freecreditreport.com, ftc
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