As I have blogged about previously, there are a lot of companies that offer "free" credit reports ... that aren't really free. There's always a catch. You'll even from time to time see their ads pop up on this website. I do my best to block them but, unfortunately like the multi headed hydra of mythology, as soon as I cut off one website, two more pop up to take their place.
The moral of the story is that there is only one place where you can go to get your truly free credit report. That place is http://www.annualcreditreport.com/.
Here is a link to an informative article that underscores what I just said and regarding efforts underway to eliminate the confusion about which credit reports are truly free and which have strings attached - http://www.snohomishtimes.com/snohomishNEWS.cfm?inc=story&newsID=926. Happy reading.