Identity theft is a growing concern that affected 11.1 million Americans in 2009 alone, according to a recent survey by Javelin Strategy & Research. This issue is poised to increase, as access to personal information on the Internet continues to grow.
Quizzle's new identity protection tool helps consumers limit the personal information that thieves have access to through targeted Internet searches, looking for instances of a user's name, street address, phone number, credit card information and Social Security number. The $8 monthly service will alert consumers each time their information is located on the Internet and will provide specific steps to eliminate the threat.
"Identity theft is not only a growing security concern, it is also a rather expensive and time consuming problem to resolve," said Todd Albery, Quizzle CEO. "As more and more people turn to the Internet, message boards and social media Web sites, they oftentimes inadvertently expose themselves and their information to thieves. Quizzle's new identity theft solution will help consumers reel in that data and take control of their information before it can get into the wrong hands."
When signing up for identity theft protection, Quizzle users will receive:
-- Continuous scans for personal information including three street addresses, email addresses and phone numbers, five credit cards, and one Social Security Number -- Credit monitoring services to alert them of any important changes to their credit report. (May be purchased separately for $3 per month.) -- Instant email alerts when personal information is found online and instructions about how to delete the information -- Restoration services, including a dedicated hotline and a $1 million guarantee that covers all costs should a user's identity be compromised
"The goal of Quizzle's identity theft protection tool is to raise consumer awareness about the real threat that is out there, and provide a complete solution to the potentially devastating impact identity theft can have on one's credit and overall finances," Albery added.