Ben Stein signs with


Ben Stein, economist, lawyer, financial writer, former presidential speechwriter, actor, and TV personality, is the new spokesperson for FreeScore.comSM, the online credit service offered by FreeScore, LLC. A new 60-second television commercial featuring Ben Stein starts airing nationwide this week.

The commercial opens with Ben Stein sitting on a park bench reading a newspaper with the headline, “Americans in Financial Hole.” In the background, people are popping out of holes and being whacked on the head by mallet-wielding creditors. Ben Stein opens the spot with the statement: “Think about it. If you’re buried up to your neck in debt, it can feel like creditors are trying to whack you on the head. Whether you’re in a financial hole, or just want to get a loan, a better interest rate, or a new job; you’re at the mercy of your credit scores. You can’t fix errors on your credit report if you haven’t seen it. That’s why I went to”

The commercial was created by R2C Group of Portland, Oregon.

The spot also features an animated squirrel named Filbert as an assistant to Mr. Stein. Filbert, sporting a bow tie and glasses, offers additional information about the service, including a sign that shows the three sources of credit reports that delivers as part of its service: TransUnion, Equifax and Experian. Filbert closes the commercial by saying, “Life costs more without FreeScore.”

For a link to the video of the commercial, go to