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, 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

  4. kalikidtx says:

    the ONLY free credit bureau site (thats actually run my TransUnion, Equifax, Experian) is 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 is the ONLY one anyone should be using.