Can This Online Ad Be Trusted?

  |  June 30, 2009   |  Comments

If you want to convince someone to share her Social Security number, mother's maiden name, and a credit card number, will these smiley and frowny faces do the trick? Experian, a reputable credit scoring service, apparently thinks so

If you want to convince someone to share her Social Security number, mother's maiden name, and a credit card number, will these smiley and frowny faces do the trick?

Experian, a reputable credit scoring service, apparently thinks so.


Experian's ConsumerInfo.com ad, as seen on AOL.com, before activating animation:

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Experian's ConsumerInfo.com ad after activating animation:

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