Lawsuit Alleges Experian’s FreeCreditReport.com ads Are Deceptive

A Wisconsin woman has filed a class action alleging that Experian’s FreeCreditReport.com ads led her to believe she could go to that site for a free credit report. Once she signed up for her “free” credit report she inadvertently ended up with a a $14.95 monthly bill for a credit monitoring service. The complaint alleges no one goes to the site for anything other than a free credit report. According to Evan Hendricks, author of Credit Scores and Credit Report, a frequent critic of the credit reporting agencies, consumers have paid the agencies for 160 million credit reports over recent...

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Capital One Settles With Identity Theft Victim

Capital One Bank and the credit reporting agencies (Equifax, Experian and TransUnion) recently settled with our client who was the victim of identity theft. It took years for the identity theft victim to get Capital One to stop trying to collect on the account it opened for an imposter. The story began when Capital One sent a pre-approved credit card application to our client at her former college apartment. Someone in the building got the application from the mail and used it to get a VISA card from Capital One in our client’s name. The imposter took $500 from the...

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