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Did you receive a 'data breach or identity compromise' notification letter lately?
In 2006, 1 in 10 Americans received a letter from a U.S. company saying their personal data was somehow lost.
In 2007, over 23 million adults received a data breach notification letter from firms reporting the loss of personal data, affecting millions of hard-working Americans whose identity may now be compromised.
What will 2008 bring us?
Since most of those companies sending out notification letters offer at most a year's worth or credit monitoring services, what happens when the service expires? Are you ready to spend $150 a year from now on to monitor a problem someone else created for you?
We think identity theft insurance is a great product for year-round peace of mind. It's like car insurance - you hope you never have to use it, but are glad you have it when you need it most.
Ways to Protect Your ID
Cover My ID! Comes to the Aid of U.S. Veterans and Active-Duty Personnel Concerned About Identity Theft Aliso Viejo, CA (PRWEB) May 31, 2006
Cover My ID!, one of the nation’s premier providers of identity theft solutions for consumers, today announced that it is leading the effort to help U.S. veterans, active-duty military, Guard and Reserve members and their families affected by the recent VA data loss incident.
Cover My ID! is offering its products and services at a 50% discount for those concerned about becoming a victim of identity theft. A special online order page has been created for American veterans, active-duty military, Guard and Reserve members and their families at www.CoverMyID.com/USVeterans. The 50% discount offer is valid until December 31, 2008.
“It would be impossible for us to sit by and do nothing while millions of men and women who have or are serving this country face a heightened risk of having their identities stolen,” said Craig L. Peterson, CEO of Cover My ID! “We would like to give back to this group of people that have given us so much.”
“What separates our programs from others is that there are no additional purchase requirements for enrollment, no sensitive personal information is required or stored, the price is amazingly low and coverage is secured in minutes using a safe, online sign-up process,” said Peterson. “We provide instant identity theft prevention tools, education, ID theft insurance and identity restoration services to help potential ID fraud victims recover their loss of time, money and peace of mind in fighting identity theft.”
For $1.25 a month individuals can protect themselves and their families from financial ruin should they become a victim of identity theft. And should they need more robust identity theft recovery services, for $5 more per month they’ll have an Identity Theft Restoration Professional assigned to their case along with comprehensive notification to creditors, credit review and monitoring services, accuracy review of Social Security Earnings Statement and much more.
Credit Reports and Monitoring
You can now get a free credit report from each of the three major credit report agencies once a year (at www.annualcreditreport.com). Some experts recommend that you stagger your order -- one report every 4 months - for a year's worth of credit monitoring without paying a dime.
Latest ID Theft Scams
Identity thieves get the information they need to steal your identity from a variety of sources. It is much easier than you might think. All thieves' need is your social security number, credit card number, checking account number, birth certificate, mothers' maiden name or a password. The rest can easily be researched or made up.
Here's several key ways to identify a 'phishing' email that you should be aware of (and don't forget to tell a friend):
New Anti-Keylogging Software
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To learn more about keylogging and how dangerous it can be for internet users, check out this white paper.
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