The FTC recently amended the Free Credit Reports Rule to require “certain disclosures to help consumers distinguish between ads for free credit reports that often require them to buy credit monitoring or other services.”
From the FTC:
For example, websites offering free credit reports must have a disclosure, with links to AnnualCreditReport.com and FTC.gov, that appears across the top of each page that mentions free credit reports. Violators are subject to legal action that can result in penalties of up to $3,500 per violation.
Here are 18 websites that the FTC recently sent warning letters to:
For more information about free credit reports, go to the FTC at FTC.gov/freereports.