Consumer Remedies

As Target breach grows, retailer embraces security options

Target is now offering free credit monitoring and identity theft protection to customer’s for one-year free. The one-year offer includes a credit report, daily credit monitoring, identity theft resolution, identity theft insurance and ProtectMyID ExtendCARE, personalized assistance from a highly-trained Fraud Resolution Agent after the one-year period expires.

College, credit and identity theft

We ran his credit report and now the work really begins. It’s time to clean it up. There are a number of different problems with it, from fraudulent use of his name, Social Security Number, creation of a new identity using his old address and of course the big problem, unpaid items of credit, whether it was a fast cash item or credit card. “How did this happen?” he wonders.

Managing Your Financial Security in the Era of Google Wallet

New financial services can keep you secure, or put you at risk Tech bloggers fantasize about the days when wallets will be obsolet e— all your business cards, photos, credit cards, and ID will be stored on your smartphone. While this can make your financial life more risky, it can actually be a more secure …

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