October 18th, 2011 | Comments Off
REVIEW: CREDITREPORT.COM — A WAY NOT TO DO BUSINESS
This internet company claims to provide a credit report for one dollar.
In fact, the fine print in the purchase agreements signs you up for a continual credit reporting system. You have 7 days to disconnect from something you never signed up for. Then they charge you $30 and a few days later another $20.
You go “what the hell?” and try to uncouple from these thieves.
You finally track down a contact number. It rings in India or Pakistan from the accent of “Ron” or “Mary” who really do their darndest. But the system is set up not to work at all. These strangers 10,000 miles away ask – not for the transaction number – but your social security number! They won’t talk to you until they get it. “The system.” They refuse to connect you with a supervisor. They refuse to tell you how to reach the company directly. They do nothing.
You go to your credit card company to dispute it and find out that there is little they can do except help you disconnect from these folks.
These folks need a visit from the FTC in the worst way.