Band Commercials: A Direct Shot at the Other Credit Report Guys

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) recently released a couple of videos aimed at exposing the truth behind those catchy free credit report commercials. I think they're pretty cool. Maybe not as cool as the other guys, but at least they tell the whole truth about where to actually get your free credit report,

I actually emailed the folks at the FTC to find out some information on the band (and whether they were real or fake like the other band). I'm sad to report, the band are just actors. Looks like there will be no battle of the credit report bands concert.

For more info on the videos visit the FTC.

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Last Edited: June 26, 2017 @ 5:53 pm
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  1. That’s fairly awesome. Yeah, the other guy’s not only not a singer, he’s French. But I imagine a whole lot of people have been suckered into paying a monthly fee and seems dangerously close to false advertising.

  2. Jeff@StretchyDollar says:

    That’s an interesting way to go after the competition. I wonder if anyone will notice that it’s for a different service or if they’ll just tune it out.