Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Free Credit Report Scams Increase As Credit Crisis Gets Worse

By: Zachary Pienkowski

This is where a lot of companies who are out to take advantage of the average consumer come into play. Just because you see advertisements all over the Internet, T.V., and radio about getting free copies of your credit reports doesn’t mean that there isn’t some sort of catch to it. Over 99% of the time when searching for a company that can offer you your 3 major credit bureau credit reports for free you will be asked to purchase some other kind of product or sign up for a credit monitoring service in order to receive your free credit reports.

But if you are being asked to pay for something else before you get to see your “free” credit reports than is it really free? That is the question that many people are asking themselves after signing up for a credit monitoring

trial just to see their credit reports. Only to find themselves paying a monthly fee for a service they never really wanted just because they forgot to cancel their membership in time.

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1 comment:

  1. some sites say that the credit reports are free but it is not really free. we should be careful in what where we check our credit reports
    -Scarlett Lu