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Reviewed Oct. 6, 2018
I signed up for the free trial and what a huge mistake. After numerous cancellations this company still is charging me randomly under various names for 39.90. I'm out more than $200 even tho I cancelled a few times. That's actually what I call stealing. Reporting them to BBQ Tonite! Such a load of crap this company truly is.
Reviewed Aug. 12, 2018
THE GOOD: 1.Full report and score - Credit score and full reports for all three credit agencies were available via html and PDF files. The PDFs were easy to attach to email and send to a couple property managers which I considered renting from. 2.Low up-front cost - Initial charge is just $1 as advertised, no other hidden fees attached. Some businesses will charge applicants to run a credit check like when you apply for rental property. 3.No "Inquiry" on credit report - This works really well with entities that will accept applicant's credit history from a third-party instead of that entity charging applicant $10-$50 to use their own. This also saves the applicant an "inquiry" from appearing on their credit report since any request consumers make for their own reports are not considered an "inquiry."
THE BAD: 1.No online cancellation - You must call to cancel. Phone process took less than 10 minutes total for cancel. It's only couple minutes waiting until connected to rep. Rep must read other sales scripts to process your cancellation. It takes about 5 minutes total, just endure it and don't rush them as it only prolongs the process. Make certain to emphasize CANCELLATION. Reps are trained to simply "extend current membership for one additional month at no cost" which means you will still pay 2 months after signing up. Do not say OK to this part of their script and reaffirm your request to cancel. My cancellation email was received in couple minutes.
2.Unwanted contact - Be prepared for actual calls and texts to whatever phone number you provide when signing up. Text STOP to discontinue texts. Don't worry, they will text you very soon after you sign up. FreeCreditScore is proactive in helping you with any questions and will seek you out first to see if there's anything they can do to help. 3.Vantage Score 3.0 used for credit score - Not many businesses use VantageScore model. FICO model is more widely used. This is minor issue because many lenders offer free score using FICO like Discover, American Express, and Wells Fargo to name a few.
Reviewed June 22, 2018
They took a lot of money and somebody should to do something. They are not at Germany or China, they are in I America, in San Jose, Costa Rica, Sabana Sur, Matex Building, second floor and they use a fake name to hire people, Tempus Connection is their false name. Those gangsters stole money every single day with a fraudulent account that doesn't work for nothing but take the people's money. They use different websites, different telephone numbers and several websites names. Myrenttoown.com, Clickfreescore.com, Scorefreeclick.com, Freester.com, Procredit.com, Check3scores.com, 3checkscores.com, and others. Somebody should do something about it, they are professionals thieves and they are stolen money from another country.
Reviewed June 22, 2018
I am extremely disappointed in the lack of service received. After completing my trial, I have attempted cancelling this service for months with no success. One of the phone numbers actually connects then disconnects, another number advises they have high call volume, then disconnects after NEVER recognizing my social. I realized that the amount being charged per month wasn't worth paying and one of my credit cards now offers my credit report and credit score free every month. I have written letters, tried emailing as well as called every number I could find with no resolve. I finally reported my debit card as compromised to my bank after months of being charged for a service I've attempted to cancel.
Reviewed June 9, 2018
Called 4 days after signing up & doing my scores. Person I spoke to tried to sign me up for a month at $5. She also assured me the subscription would be canceled after that time. Though I told her I did not want any further service she did it anyway & after just 7 days they charged me twice once on 6/2/18 & on 6/4/18 for $39.90 each time. I called customer service & the only thing the 'supervisor' would say is the same line about it being after the 7 days & could not be refunded. I ended up calling my bank & putting in a fraud claim & blocking any further withdrawals from them. Also, the services I received in the 3 days I used it were not worth anything to me. They are just in it for the money & not their customers.
Reviewed March 27, 2018
This company is a ripoff. First off I don't even know who they are!!! I called March 2017 and cancelled the service because I've been getting billed 29.95 every month. Well they never cancelled and still are charging me. I've asked for a refund and still haven't received one. But I will be sending in paperwork thanks to my job (Gov.) that they will NOT like at all and I'll also be calling my bank and will be notifying BBB. This is very sad. So many people have been through this.
Reviewed Feb. 21, 2018
I sent an email cancelling my free trial. I received a confirmation from their customer service that they had received my cancellation notice. They then billed me after the trial period would have expired for 39.99. When I saw they had billed I called them. They said they never received that cancellation. I had taken a screenshot of the email so I sent it to the customer service rep while I had her on the phone. She got it and then still refused to refund me the money. She was rude and kept trying to sell me other packages. I kept telling her I didn't want any other packages. I just wanted them to cancel what I had and return the money since they had the cancellation notice before the 7 day trial ended. She refused and tried twice more to sell me other packages telling me she had a job to do and that was to present me with all deals! Seriously do NOT deal with this company. Never did get my refund.
Reviewed Feb. 1, 2018
Wow, just wow. After reading the previous reviews, I feel very reassured with the DISGUSTING service I received. I called and asked to cancel before my trial was up, the man on the phone REFUSED to cancel it for me and told me my trial was not up until the end of the month. I called AGAIN at the end of the month and noticed they had actually charged me the $39.90. I explained to customer service what had happened, and I was yelled at, talked over, and basically told I was a liar. I did not get my refund back until I said “okay well my next call is going to be my bank and then the Better Business Bureau”. That sure got her. This company SUCKS.
Reviewed Dec. 1, 2017
Dont do any business with them!!! First it seems like they ask you to pay only $1 BUT they will charge your card next week for 39.90!!! So you get an impression that first time using their services is 1 dollar and they never warn you about next week charge for membership and no way you can cancel it online.
Reviewed Nov. 11, 2017
Called to cancel membership and agent tried to talk me into continuing with it. I plainly stated that I wanted it cancelled but agent persisted. I told him to just cancel the membership and he got combative. He actually hung up on me. Highly do not recommend.
Reviewed Aug. 12, 2017
I never ordered this service and when I called the first lady assured me I was not getting a refund on my 29.95 even though I never ordered this service. Pretty much called me a liar and hung up on me. Then I called back and got basically the same runaround. Never heard of this company until then. They are thieves if you ask me. I'm very upset about it. Stay away from these scam artists.
Reviewed July 17, 2017
I never NEVER heard of this company would not ever give a refund back after the cancellation. I signed up on 7/6/17 to monitor my credit, which it was most common for us to check our credit with $1.00. They will never give you $1.00 back at all!!! I completely forgot all about cancel the membership which it was on 7/13/17, but I called a day after to go ahead canceled the membership on 7/14/17. My bank account was low balance actually. It was not enough money in my account. However, they processed to charge me with $29.95! I had an overdraft in my account. I told them it does not make any damn sense that they can go ahead charge people who do not have insufficient funds in their account. And how does the system work with insufficient funds because it would let them know by saying that this card has been declined because of insufficient funds. 7 days free trial seems so nice, but bad idea to use.
Reviewed June 23, 2017
I was looking for a rent to own home, and in order to view what the site I wanted, I had to fill out this and get my credit score. I immediately called to cancel once I'd save the credit scores (which by the way were mostly incorrect based on what I'd gotten from a company I have heard of). I told them I wanted to cancel. The jerk guy verified my info, which was fine. Then he kept offering this and that and that and this and I told him I wanted no offers, just cancel. He kept on, I was firm. He kept on, said "I am just doing my job" so I told him his job was to fulfill my cancellation request and nothing more. Still, he kept offering this and that then said I'd signed up for all kinds of crap from grocery coupons to ID theft protection and so on. He kept on rambling.
FINALLY after about 7 minutes of this I got a cancellation number but I still don't feel safe so I am contacting my credit card company and telling them that other than the $1.00, nothing from this company is to be honored with payment because I owe them nothing. Here is a guarantee - if you deal with this company, do so at your own risk. Use Credit Karma instead!!!
Reviewed May 14, 2017
I foolishly took their trail to check their scores against the credits score I have with Credit Karma which I really like and they are free. After checking I cancelled the account with FreeCreditScore. What a joke. People always take the cancellation # down and put in notes or someplace on your computer where you put such things. This company must pull this a lot because I see the same complaint over and over again on the ConsumerAffairs site about them.
They didn't cancel my account and continued to charge $29.95 for 3 more months until I was looking at my account and noticed the charges. I called them and they had a hard time finding me in their system. When they finally did I then asked why my account wasn't canceled back in Feb when I foolishly signed up and canceled but didn't take the confirmation # down when it was given to me. He said he doesn't see any cancellation on this account. So I told him I remember calling and cancelling the same day right after I compared my score with Credit Karma and their scores. I went around and around with him, the whole time with him trying to up sell offering discounts if I stayed. I told him I don't do business with thieves.
I contacted my credit card company and disputed the charges. I suggest you do the same. I'll never do a 7-day trial again. They are always some kind of hassle to stop the charges after. There are too many scams on the WWW that we get involved with because it looks good and maybe benefit by it but they are rip-offs. Mental note "Save yourself some frustration and don't get involved".
Reviewed Jan. 24, 2017
Been trying to cancel and receive refund since 12/16, talked with several people who assure me it is in process - nothing. I intend to call them daily from this point forward. Worst experience I have ever had - but I guess I should have checked them out first. DO NOT USE THIS COMPANY!!!
Reviewed Jan. 7, 2017
I registered for a 7 day "Free Trial" ending January 06. They promised to charge my account $1.00 to link it to my account and the $1.00 would be refunded. The $1.00 was never refunded. On January 7th, I called to cancel my account. I was able to cancel the account, but they charged my account $29.99 for the remainder of January and would not refund me the charge. So I essentially paid $31.00 for 8 day of credit score monitoring. What a ripoff!!
Reviewed Dec. 30, 2016
Signed in for a "ONE TIME" credit check for $1 to review my credit history and of course this was before I was aware of "Credit Karma" and in signing up for that deal was unaware that I was IN THE SMALL PRINT agreeing to pay $29 EVERY MONTH FOR CREDIT MONITORING and wow try to cancel the account and that is only the beginning as you can NOT EMAIL THEM TO COMPLAIN or cancel the account.
Must call on the phone and talk to an employee and answer 100 questions to cancel and before can cancel he or she needs to VERIFY you and your account and after an hour on the phone you are finally canceled. After the phone clerk tells you "SORRY WE ARE NOT ALLOWED TO WRITE ANYTHING DOWN." OMG. Please do not sign up for any of their services as you may have purchased around the world ticket for $3999 before you realize what you have done. Should be TAKEN TO THE CLEANERS AND REMOVED FROM DOING BUSINESS ONLINE PERIOD. Criminals.
Reviewed May 5, 2016
I signed up in a hurry to get a fast credit report! MISTAKE!! Immediately after doing it and realizing that there was no way to delete my card info or to cancel the subscription without calling, I knew something was up. I haven't even had the account for 30 minutes and already have multiple charges. I'm terrified because I gave them my SS# over the phone and finally hung up whenever they started asking for my debit card number over the phone and personal questions. Unfortunately my bank just closed for the day! I need to get up there first thing in the morning and hope they haven't cleaned me out. DO NOT USE THIS COMPANY!!!
Reviewed March 9, 2016
I can confirm that this site is as bad as the other poor reviews. I got online and created my $1 trial account because we had an emergency need to verify some credit information. I was aware it was a trial. When I first logged in and got my score, I looked for the easy way to cancel the trial. I emailed the company hoping to get some direction on this but never received a response. There is no instruction on the site under your profile or Membership on how to cancel. I eventually was charged the monthly fee and complained instantly. The company refused to do anything about it and kept telling me the membership profile indicated to contact them to cancel, yet it does not.
Reviewed Jan. 7, 2016
On 1/7/16 I attempted to get free credit report as advertised. Upon completing all necessary sign in options for Your PLUS Score and answering all questions for identity check, I then received error that they could not process my request. I checked my email and did receive 2 emails one from Experian and one from FreeCreditScore (1 minute apart). 1 that account was updated and 1 with a thank you for ordering PLUS Score. I attempted to login and received the message that had invalid credentials. I then called 1-877-284-7942 and the rep indicated that the system was updating and I should receive an email with more login information. He also reset my password and that I would also get an email with temporary password.
After a few minutes I did receive the email with temporary password. I then attempted to login and received the same error with credentials. Clicked on the NEED HELP SIGNING IN? for further assistance and now system shows that I do not exist on their system. Called again and rep this time told me to go through EXPERIAN site and I will need a credit card for $1 charge and I will get a free credit score and report. I then said "no thank you" and hanged up. Wow this is really a scam! I a wondering why the FEDS are not taking any action on this.
Reviewed Aug. 4, 2015
DO NOT USE THIS SITE! I followed the large blue buttons and the misleading marketing that says FREE CREDIT SCORE and even the false advertising of www.freecreditscore.com. I agreed to pay $1 to get my credit report and credit score and sure enough, 8-days later I get a $21.95 charge on my debit card that they refuse to reimburse. Of course, I now see that in TINY writing, it says on the website "you have a free 7-day membership and you must call back to cancel within 7 days or you will be billed."
Of course the text is extremely tiny and there are GIANT BLUE and ORANGE BUTTONS that say FREE and ONLY $1. Not to mention the site is called "www.freecreditscore.com." Someone should start a huge class action lawsuit against this company. Talk about false and misleading marketing to steal $22 in 8 days from anyone who wants a "free score." They refuse to give you your money back even if you immediately call to fix it. DO NOT USE THIS SITE. I would much rather them just say "it costs you $20 to get a credit report." At least that way they aren't misleading you.
Reviewed June 22, 2015
I went on the site and did not confirm pay. I didn't even get pass to put my social security number in and they went into my account twice for two months. I called for a refund for my money. And they told me 5-7 days. It's been two weeks now. I am on the phone trying to get in contact with a manager and the manager always at a meeting. Then they claim they couldn't find me in the system. I will be taking them to court. I don't like ** like this. They work for plenty of companies. I am beyond pissed. Then the guy told me I was denied then he lied and said they couldn't find me by my name. They just go in your ** and take your money. I really am very mad and I'm still on hold even after 20:00 minutes. How can I get in touch with someone on a higher ground???
Reviewed May 30, 2015
** this stupid ** website! And ** all the ignorant ** employees that work there. DO NOT SIGN UP FOR THIS ** FRAUDULENT WEBSITE. Doesn't work. Also will not refund you ever. I asked for a refund. They told me 7-10 business days. I called after 14 days after and they said it was just deposited, it should clear in 3-5 business days. It's been 6 ** days still nothing. ** this company with a passion. ** everything they stand for. I'm So pissed the ** off that they ** the ** out of me and gave me the run around. I hope that company goes out of business and all the employees lose their ** jobs. I wish this company worst ever.
Reviewed May 24, 2015
Absolutely horrible. DO NOT USE THIS FIRM. My credit card info was stolen and used the very next day with a $281.81 charge to some phony company called Defense Solutions gRoup. I have cancelled the free subscription and my credit card, so they won't be getting any fees. I've also contacted them and will file a report with the FBI. These guys are flat out crooks. NOTE: I have enclosed a screenshot of the charges including the fraudulent charge.
Reviewed Feb. 10, 2015
All of these "free" credit score sites are the same. You try to view your free score, and before you know it, not only did you pay 40 dollars to view your scores, but you are also signed up for their "monitoring". Page is very misleading when attempting to view your free score (I ended up paying for it and didn't even realize it until it was too late. They put up big buttons "CLICK HERE FOR YOUR SCORE" which is your detail credit report that you pay for, and hide the links for free scores). You are then automatically enrolled in their monitoring service. Which you can ONLY CANCEL BY CALLING. This should be illegal.
So I can sign up no hassle on your website, but to cancel I have to call in? I have been trying to call and cancel for the past hour now, but their phone lines are so busy (most likely with people like me) that it HANGS UP ON ME. The system doesn't even give me the option to wait, it just says "call volumes are high, try again later *click*". So how am I suppose to cancel? I am appalled at this type of behavior. If you can sign up online, you should be able to cancel online. Instead I am trapped. God help you if you try to use this "service" for anything.
Reviewed Jan. 28, 2015
I started with free credit score about 5 or 6 years ago. I started with the "free trial" which quickly turned into a charge on my debit card. I called to cancel and they would not give me back my money even though I called within the 30-day limit. They talked me into a monthly rate of 7.97 which I thought was ok. So even though they were dishonest, I wanted the score because I was working on my credit so I said yes.
In the last 5 years, I never received an e-mail notifying me of my monthly statement even in spam. I called them several times and they said they had fixed it but it never got fixed. I finally started just going on Google and finding the website. Even then I did not cancel. In November I got a charge of 14.95 on my debit card. I changed my card number on the account so they could not charge me anymore because I knew that they would take at least 2 months to stop taking the money out of my account.
Finally, I found some recent e-mails in my promotions portion on Gmail - they were all threatening me and accusing me of defaulting on my account. When I wrote back and told them what happened and why I did it, they wrote back; did not address the problem at all and said that my free trial had expired - a free trial that had lasted 6 years!!! I was a really good customer to them, cannot understand this treatment at all, a polite e-mail to tell me the rate was going up or anything at all would have put me in a better frame of mind to keep business with them - 6 years!!
Reviewed Jan. 14, 2015
Had trouble logging into my account. I called customer service and was on hold for over 16 minutes. I worked with a rep via phone and had to repeat my information to him several times only to have him enter in my data incorrectly each time. After 25 minutes and speaking to his supervisor the matter was resolved.
Reviewed Jan. 3, 2015
This company offers to cancel anytime but when I called I was left on hold for over 20 minutes and no one ever answered. This was during their posted hours (Saturday afternoon). They obviously want to make cancellation very difficult if not impossible. Now I will have to call my bank and tell them the charges from this company are fraudulent.
Reviewed Nov. 14, 2014
The name is an outright lie. I was charged $32.95 to get my three "free" credit scores. Then they only provided two, Experian and the Bureau. I also read the small print that by signing in I was automatically subscribed to a $9.99/month fee unless I canceled within 7 days. I cancelled THE SAME DAY (spoke with "Vin" at their call-in number) and asked him to send me written acknowledgement of the cancellation. I have not rec'd it yet. We'll see if they honor it or try to still charge me fraudulently. These people are crooks and should not be in business and now I am nervous that they have all my personal information. Who knows who they're selling to.
Reviewed Oct. 14, 2014
This company has been fraudulently charges my bank account for the past three years - under three different names. After a free credit report they began charging me monthly fees for credit counseling? I have no credit whatsoever and have a 0 on my credit report history. I tried calling numerous times and have gotten transferred, hung up on, put on hold forever with no one coming back on the phone and when I did talk to a "supervisor" they told me they could only refund 3 months of charges. When they first started charging me, it was for $ 9.95 then the charge went up to $29.95. When I told them that I had bank statements proving that they charged me, they told me their computer did not show those charges, then they told me that their computer screen showed I had called 6 times when in actuality I had called 2 times but had been transferred again to another customer service agent.
When I gave the names and dates of the people I spoke with and their agent numbers they told me I had not talked to those people because they did not have record of those calls. I am a single mother that works very hard for the money that they have stolen . When I researched other complaints - they all same the same thing- FRAUD!!! How can this company continue to charge innocent people and get away with it? I am appalled that they are still in business ripping people off. The charges are hidden with different names and when I asked about that, one of the agents told me on accident that he had worked in the fraudulent charges department and knows that this is frustrating. THIS COMPANY NEEDS TO BE STOPPED!!!
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