As we’ve said repeatedly, AnnualCreditReport.com is the good website to go to when you need to pull a credit report, because it’s actually free. The others, including freecreditreport.com, use the promise of free the way an angler fish uses its forehead-worm-thing to trap dumb little fish. The FTC has decided to fight fire with fire by releasing its own jingles. To be honest, we’re not 100% sold on them—they have kind of a squaresville, PBS vibe, which is gonna really hamper their viral power. Check them out below.
The better of the two, because parents watching from the bar and ladies getting jig with it are at least amusing.
We think the FTC should have tapped Venida Evans to help them out. You probably know her as the hallucination who encourages people to do things in those IKEA spots about mental illness. Imagine her standing next to a lad at the PC, warning him to not sign up at freecreditreport.com. In case you have no idea what I’m talking about, here she is turning a vulnerable, lonely housewife against her own child:
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