If you read the New York Times, or keep up with Federal Trade Commission rulings, or follow the Florida Attorney General’s investigations, you probably already know that Experian’s widely advertised offers of F-R-E-E credit reports aren’t free—at least after the seven-day trial period of the credit monitoring service.
What? You’ve never heard about that last part? Well, get out the magnifying glass and read the really, really, really fine print. Hence, the hot water the corporation seems to be in perpetually with all the agencies named above, as reported earlier this week by the New York Times.
But what about those wildly popular commercials featuring the lovable, curly-haired, cutie-pie slacker with the rotten credit? How could such a nice guy get caught up in such sleazy misadvertising? Has yet another tragedy befallen our hero?