U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer is my hero of the day.Tags: Annualcreditreport.com, Charles Schumer, Credit Monitoring, Freecreditreport.com, Identity Theft, Senator
"If these companies want to say — or sing for that matter — that they are giving people free credit reports, then they can't charge people $15 a month, simple as that," Schumer said. "For years, these companies have said with a smile that they will provide a free credit report — even though the government already requires a credit report be provided for free every year – and then suddenly, months later consumers get a bill in the mail for their credit monitoring services. My plan would finally bust up this scam and give consumers some honest choices."