Most so-called “free credit report” sites are total fucking scams. [The Red Tape Chronicles]

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  1. Recury says:

    I’m thinking of a number. Do you know what it is? It’s 69 and it’s what we’ll do to you if you use our crappy website.

  2. howie_in_az says:

    I used one of them, I think FreeCreditReport.com, two years ago when I was looking to buy a house. I had a problem with something listed and phoned them for help, they all but hung up on me without providing any sort of assistance.

  3. gtr225 says:

    @Recury: LMFAO, whenever I see those commercials I always point out to my girlfriend the small print: “Free credit report applies with enrollment in triple advantage.” (So to get something for free I have to pay for something else?) It’s just like those commercials selling ringtones or having trivia questions. If most people would read the fine print they would realize it’s a scam and they are the sucker sigining their life away to it. The only real place to get a free credit report is http://www.annualcreditreport.com

  4. kalikidtx says:

    the ONLY free credit bureau site (thats actually run my TransUnion, Equifax, Experian) is http://www.annualcreditreport.com It is totally free and legit. You can get one report on each bureau instantly once per year or after a decline I think. Anyways not many people know about it, but check it our for yourself, trust me…..

  5. Ryuuie says:

    @kalikidtx: I agree. Annual Credit Report.com is the ONLY one anyone should be using.