Friday, February 20, 2009

Dept. of Annoying Commercials

Quick consumer alert! One commercial you've probably seen for something that you should avoid. (PC)

Angered that I had been duped so easily, I went back to the freecreditreport.com site and took a closer look. I found fine print that stated: "If you don't cancel your membership within the 7-day trial period, you will be billed $14.95 for each month that you continue your membership." Why didn't I see this earlier? Because the site had practically hidden this information in a powder blue box with blue text, making it almost invisible in comparison with the shiny orange "Click here to see your Free Credit Report & Score!" button.

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