Experian sued over FreeCreditReport.com

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Experian sued over FreeCreditReport.com

NEW YORK (CNNMoney.com) — A Wisconsin college student filed a class-action complaint against Experian this week, claiming that the company’s ubiquitous ads for FreeCreditReport.com led her to believe she could use the site to get a no-cost credit report.

There’s nothing free about FreeCreditReport.com’s credit-monitoring service, which carries a $14.95-per-month charge. Erica Possin went to the site to check her credit before buying a new car. She says she entered her credit card information and received her report, but she didn’t realize she would be automatically enrolled in the monitoring service.

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