not so free, according to ads by the federal government

Ever seen those ads by , advising you to check your credit score — for free — online? Turns out that Web site ends up charging you a monthly fee, and it’s not the Web site where the government provides actual free credit reports. To educate consumers, the Federal Trade Commission has launched its own quirky campaign. “In an unusual salvo, the government has even produced its own spoof videos featuring a trio remarkably similar to the gang in the earlier commer…

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