News about your credit (hint: it’s not free)

On television it’s hard to miss the wildly popular band of slackers singing ruefully from a shabby apartment or while waiting tables in pirate regalia. The ruined credit that led to their financial misfortune might have been sparkling if only they’d tracked their status on freecreditreport.com.

Well, maybe not so fast.  That lead paragraph from this great New York Times feature on the use of the freecreditreport.com URL by leading credit bureau Experian is shown to be misleading at best and the Federal Trade Commission is taking matters into their own hands to combat the confusion.

The FTC has set up a new website (freecreditreport.gov) specifically to provide information on free annual credit reports. 

For the record, the official site for checking your annual credit report is annualcreditreport.com.  Imagine that…

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~ by acm213 on November 3, 2009.

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