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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.