During the research period ending June 30 2005, Researchers uncovered 233 total imposter domains, 112 of which at the time of research were online and were actively engaging consumers in a way that was either fraudulent, confusing, or deceptive.
Many consumers rely on search engines to look for and find Web sites they want to visit. Consumers who remember that they want to find “annualcreditreport.com” may very well go to Google.com, Yahoo.com, MSN.com, or a variety of other search engines and type in search phrases such as annual credit report or annualcreditreport or annualcreditreport.com, among others.
Toll Free number for accessing federally mandated free credit report:
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
Version 2 of the Call Don’t Click report does not re-analyze the annualcreditreport.com site proper. The most recent analysis of the site is available at the first version of the Report dated February 25, 2005
Since the publication of its first Call Don’t Click report in February 2005, the World Privacy Forum has received follow-up consumer queries concentrated in three areas:
The identity verification process for the annualcreditreport.com site and phone system is another area where there has been consumer feedback.