CIC Triple Advantage — Misleading advertisement that should be illegal
I fell for the advertised "Free credit report" and requested it through freecreditreport.com. I should have spent time reading the terms of the service, but I hope my lesson will be a warning for you.
I got my free report from this website. Two months later I noticed two charges from "CIC Triple Advantage" on my credit card in the amount of $12.95 per month. I contacted my credit card company but they said nothing they can do. I then called [protected] to cancel my membership I signed up for without realizing it. It seemed the monthly charges have stopped and the "free credit report" cost me $26.00.
So, before you enter you billing information, take the time to read what's on the left side of the screen of their website.
And it says the following:
"When you order your free report here, you will begin your free trial membership in Triple AdvantageSM Credit Monitoring. If you don't cancel your membership within the 30-day trial period, you will be billed $12.95 for each month that you continue your membership.