The lyrics to FreeCreditReport.com’s latest ditty:
Wanted to get myself a new cell phone
So I could hear myself at a ring tone
Who knew the store would go and check my credit score?
Now all they let me have is this dinosaur
Hello? Hello? Hello? Can anybody hear me?
I know. I know. I know. I should have gone to
That’s where I should have gone. Could have got my knowledge on
ANNOUNCER: Free credit score and report with enrollment in Triple Advantage.
Meanwhile, in a not-so-veiled reference to Experian (the owner of FreeCreditReport.com) U.S. Senator Charles Schumer states, “If these companies want to say – or sing for that matter – that they are giving people free credit reports, then they can’t charge people $15 a month, simple as that.” On his website, Schumer continues, “My plan would finally bust up this scam and give consumers some honest choices”
One problem, as stated in the FreeCreditReport.com Terms and Conditions: “The PLUS Score is not currently sold to lenders, and is not an endorsement or guarantee of your credit worthiness as seen by lenders.”
So, it really is true: You don’t get what you don’t pay for. See Fake-O FICO Funk.
Speaking of videos, don’t miss creditscoring.com’s montage of people talking about employers using scores— while the bureaus say that they don’t even sell scores for that purpose.