FreeCreditReport.com wins lawsuit against typosquatters

You've probably experienced this: Type in the address of your favorite blog but make one small error, and you end up at a page that isn't quite right. It has the same appearance and similar text, but a few elements are misplaced, the language a bit awkward. If you notice these inconsistencies, you're lucky, because you've identified a website spoof, thereby dodging a scam.

This week brought some good news for consumers and legit companies on this front. FreeCreditReport.com, a part of ConsumerInfo.com, Inc, which is owned by Experian (EXPN) company, won a complaint that grants it ownership of over a thousand Internet addresses very similar to FreeCreditReport.com.