It didn’t take long for Intuit to start ruining a great product. They’ve begun upselling Mint.com customers to two “free” credit report sites that are anything but. UPDATE: Turns out Mint was already doing this pre-Intuit. Bully for them.
The image at top is one example. Below is another.
Reader Eric writes, “I logged into my mint.com account today and noticed a new alert. “It’s been 6 months since you last updated your credit score.” I thought to myself “That’s funny, I don’t remember mint providing a credit score.” I click on the the link only to have it take me to freecreditreport.com.”
The only place to get a free credit report is the site put together by the government, annualcreditreport.com. Sites like freecreditreport.com and creditreport.com are a befuddling system of of chutes and ladders that suck customers into signing up for paid services they may not need.