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ID Theft Monitoring Services: What You Need To Know
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11/22/2014 | 10:24:05 AM
Web Identity Monitoring
These guys provide a service for seeing and monitoring the info that's posted about yourself on the web. Cool way to easily know what info there is posted about you all around the internet. www.webidentitymonitor.com
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8/16/2014 | 11:42:12 AM
Re: Identity Theft Prevention Fallacy
I'll agree 100% with AlertBroadcasts comments.  However there are proactive steps individuals can take to help prevent identity theft.  Shredding mail, having a secure mail box, not sharing sensitive information on social network websites etc., are just a few examples of ways to help protect yourself on a daily basis.  Many of the credit monitoring services are just reactive to dectected threats.  Some, on the other hand, have processes in place to help stop identity theft in advance, such as password encryption software for your pc, keystroke encryption, internet scanning to see if your identity is being sold on black market websites and much more.  Similar to the StopCreditFraud.org website, we have a comprenensive list of services that will provide that extra level of preventitive protection, as opposed to just standard monitoring.  You can see our list here.  http://www.identitytheftaid.org/identity-theft-protection.  No matter what service an individual chooses, having somethign in place is better than waiting to find out that you had your identity stolen 6 months ago, and your credit is utterly destroyed.  
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1/10/2014 | 5:31:47 PM
Identity Theft Prevention Fallacy
A lot of people don't really understand that these id theft services can't "prevent" identity theft or credit fraud from happening. That's up to the individual. However, the good identity theft monitoring services can definitely help minimize the damage that is caused if & when your identity is stolen. Just being alerted to any suspicious activity that may appear on your credit report or that has your social security number attached to it is invaluable in stopping the problem before it grows out of control. A great site for anyone looking to learn more about identity theft is stopidentitytheft.org. I ended up signing up for Identity Guard after reading their credit monitoring suggestions. Hope it's ok to post a link here. http://www.stopcreditfraud.org/credit-monitoring-services It's worth looking at for those of you who have been thinking about an id monitoring plan.


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