03/18/2010 05:12 am ET Updated Feb 13, 2014

FTC Takes On Ads From Credit Monitoring Service

The Federal Trade Commission is not amused. It has long believed that the company that owns is deliberately diverting people from a government-mandated site where consumers can get free credit reports by law, and using the reports as a lure for a $14.95 monthly service that alerts subscribers to important changes in their credit status.

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