Free Credit Report Phishing Scam

by on 04/28/2012 in Scams & Hoaxes, Security

There’s an email claiming to offer free credit reports. If the recipient clicks on the link in the email, it goes to (https://www.gofreecredit.com/eq-free-score/). This site is not authorized by the FTC as a credit reporting service. This site is a scam that is out to collect people’s personal information to be used for unlawful activities and possibly identity theft.

The domain is listed on several blacklists, including Spacequad AntiSpam Services.
http://www.spacequad.com

The site also sneaks in charges when you sign up for free without the customers consent or knowledge. The site has a poor reputation by the Web of Trust community which can be viewed by visiting http://www.mywot.com/en/scorecard/gofreecredit.com.

Actual Email

From: office05950@peakas.info (not related to the domain which makes it suspect as a scam)

Credit Report Phishing Scam

Don’t fall victim to these free credit report scams! There’s only one credit reporting site authorized by the FTC to provide such services in addition to the three reporting agencies and that’s Free Annual Credit Reports at AnnualCreditReport.com.

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2 Responses to “Free Credit Report Phishing Scam”

  1. jasonestevens

    Apr 29th, 2012

    Thanks for sharing. Do you know if these emails are making it around spam filters (e.g. gmail filters etc.)?

    • Frank Jovine

      Apr 29th, 2012

      Jason,

      Most are making it into the inbox, only because the scammers use new email accounts and new domains to scam users.