I just received an email from a Broker friend. He said that he referred a customer to the free credit report site and the customer was charged $29.95. My Broker friend asked me what they should do. He enclosed the address of the web site and I found out that the friend went to a similar site, a site with a name to capture people who are looking for the free site. He did not go to the correct site.
Sites that say "Free annual credit report" are not free. The real free site is http://www.annualcreditreport.com. the site his customer went to was annualcreditscore. That is not the correct address.
There are sites with a VERY similar address and they are not free.
The free site is http://www.annualcreditreport.com. This site also has more than just the report. There are many helpful answers to your credit questions. Be careful of those who try to look like the real free report site.
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