According to the Federal Trade Commission, if you have a credit report, there’s a good chance that you’re one of the 143 million American consumers whose sensitive personal information was exposed in a data breach at Equifax, one of the nation’s three major credit reporting agencies.
But you can still protect yourself…
LifeLock Standard â„¢ Identity Theft Protection. Beyond credit monitoring, beyond what you can do by yourself. … Thieves can get a new home, car or line of credit in your name. At LifeLock, our job is to help protect against identity fraud and handle things for you if it fraud occurs… Read more here.
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There are several things you can do to watch for fraud at this time:
Monitor your transactions. Keep an eye on the activity on your financial accounts, looking out for any charges that don’t seem to be yours. Remember that LifeLock does not monitor all transactions at all businesses and should not be your sole source of monitoring for fraudulent activity. For example, you could contact your financial institutions. Banks typically monitor accounts for unauthorized activity and often permit you to set certain alerts for spending activity that appears unusual, such as charges over a certain amount.
Report suspicious transactions immediately. if you see something that doesn’t look right, contact the account issuer immediately. If the transaction(s) turn out to be fraudulent, you will also want to notify LifeLock. The LifeLock Service Terms require that you notify LifeLock within ninety (90) days of the date you know, or reasonably should have known, that someone has improperly used your account.
Watch your credit reports. if you would like to receive a copy of your annual credit report, please see this article and follow the easy instructions to order your annual credit report online, by mail, or by phone, directly from the credit bureaus.
Act fast. If you believe you’re the victim of identity theft, there are several immediate steps you should take. Call our Member Services team for assistance.
Place a fraud alert on your credit file as an added precaution during this time.LifeLock is not able to request fraud alerts on behalf of our members, so if you would like to set fraud alerts, please see one of the credit bureaus listed below. Once a fraud alert is placed with one bureau, it will notify the other two.
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