Did you try Experian’s only to find out it wasn’t free after all? Lots of folks are complaining. The NY Times has more.

It’s what I call a protection racket; the companies are charging you a fee and they’re making a promise that it’s going to improve your credit, and protect against identity theft, but in fact it does neither,” said Edmund Mierzwinski, consumer program director for the United States Public Interest Research Group. “The sites are designed to trick people into taking on overpriced, useless credit monitoring, and they do so by attempting to make it appear as if you’re going to get something for free.”

To cancel the $14.95 monthly billing for Triple Advantage that you probably didn’t know you signed up for, call 888-829-6560. Be prepared for lots of evasion and stalling on the other end as they try to stop you from canceling.