16 CFR Part 610 Amendments to Rule to Prevent Deceptive Marketing of Credit Reports and to Ensure Access to Free Annual File Disclosures
Private companies that use "free credit report" in their name should be required to first send customers to a page explaining they are not AnnualCreditReport.com. In my opinion, the marketing practices of companies who market credit reports for a fee are misleading and dishonest. I inadvertenly authorized one of these companies to charge me for an ongoing credit service when all I was attempting to do was obtain a free copy of my credit report from one of the credit reporting companies. Once the charge appeared on my credit card bill I immediately canceled the service, however, I was still charged a "bogus" fee for a credit monitoring service that I didn't need and was unaware that I had authorized.