Does your credit need a fraud alert? Find out why it does and how you can do it.
Did you know there are legal steps you can take to prevent being taken advantage of by unscrupulous debtors, marketers, or thieves?
“It’s probably one of the last things you want to think about in a situation like that,” said Tim Klein, a spokesman for Equifax, one of three major credit-reporting agencies.
To request the service, Georgia residents were advised to send a letter to each of the three major credit reporting agencies, Equifax, Experian and TransUnion.
Making a credit freeze doesn’t appear to be a breeze. Consumers are asked to . . .
IdentityTruth may be one of the most comprehensive programs available to consumers. Use of other products may not be as complete or effective, leaving opportunities open to an identity thief to misuse your information. Your identity is interconnected with your personal and family information, your assets, your finances and your credit and identity theft puts you at risk, legally as well as financially. Identity Truth attempts to provide you with the most complete service available, for identity theft protection, protecting all that is important to you.
Recent data indicates that identity theft affects national economies around the world. In the United States the FTC reported a loss of approximately $50 billion dollars annually for consumers and businesses. The Home Office of the United Kingdom calculated the cost of identity theft to the British economy at $3.2 billion during the last three years. Estimates from the Australian Centre for Policing Research place the cost of identity theft to individuals in Australia at $3 billion each year. . .
An interview with Scott Mitic, Coded CEO and co-founder of TrustedID, a company which promotes a new kind of service in proactive identity protection. The interview also includes a discount code coupon and a review of TrustedID’s serives.
In August 2006, the Veteran’s Administration contacted approximately 16,000 individuals regarding a theft of computer equipment containing veteran;s benefits information. In another instance over 26.5 million social security numbers were stolen when a federal employee’s laptop computer was stolen. How did this information get stolen? Wasn’t it protected by the government somehow?
If you feel that your ID or credit information is too readily available, not secure enough, and you don’t have a lot of trust in the people who hold your personal Identitification, definitely read about Trusted ID. We also have a Trusted ID Promotion Code available. You should have more control over when your Digital ID and other information about you is being viewed. You should know that you can trust those who it is viewed by, and because you don’t TrustedID (and this promo) may be the service for you.
Equifax 3-in-1 credit monitoring has some nice options, including the identity theft insurance policy as well as the ability to customize your alerts. Although it’s not really clear if 3-in-1 monitoring, through Equifax or anyone else, will really provide complete access to all three credit reports, or an actual protection against Identity Theft. But this monitoring does offer the convenience of having all your credit monitoring, disputes, and insurance products in one package.