Call Don’t Click: Resources

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Toll Free number for accessing federally mandated free credit report: 877-322-8228

For mailing, complete the Annual Credit Report Request Form and mail it to:

Annual Credit Report Request Service P.O. Box 105281
Atlanta, GA 30348-5281

The Annual Credit Report Request Form is available online at: <>

Federal Trade Commission page on Free Annual Credit Reports:




Dave Del Torto of was instrumental in the early stages of this research.

Daniel Brandt of provided information on the details of online ad campaigns and how the click flows work with affiliate marketing programs.

Gary Mittman of Nami Media provided information about the “pay per click” business model and world.

Daryl Swensson, Technology Research Fellow at the World Privacy Forum, assisted in the proofing of the early report drafts.

L.K. Davidson provided editorial proofing.

John Boak, Webmaster of World Privacy Forum, created the design for the report.

Jordana Beebe of Privacy Rights Clearinghouse and Daniel Brandt of provided particularly important feedback during the peer review process.

Tips provided by the Attorney General of Michigan’s February 2005 consumer alert were indispensable in thinking through the consumer information in the report.



Roadmap: Call, Don’t Click – Why it’s smarter to order federally mandated free credit reports via telephone, not the Internet: Resources


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