Unless one is extremely careful, reading every single piece of information on the free credit report site it is guaranteed to manipulate one into paying for a service that should be free. The site is a maze of confusing sites, words and suggestions that the average person probably won't get through without paying for something, or falling prey to identify theft. I strongly suggest that the FTC remove all advertising and marketing by the credit bureaus before, during and even after the process of getting a free credit report. How this was even allowed to happen in the first place questions the motive of FTC, and/or those responsible for setting these sites up. It really is a shame and it's time to eliminate the trickery.
16 CFR Part 610 Amendments to Rule to Prevent Deceptive Marketing of Credit Reports and to Ensure Access to Free Annual File Disclosures #545091-00573
16 CFR Part 610 Amendments to Rule to Prevent Deceptive Marketing of Credit Reports and to Ensure Access to Free Annual File Disclosures