Deadline for ID theft protection approaching
Wed, 27 Mar 2013 22:44:39 GMT —
COLUMBIA, SC (WACH)--The South Carolina Department of Consumer Affairs and Department of Revenue is reminding the public that the deadline for ID theft protection is coming soon.
Sunday March 31 is the last day to get free credit monitoring called Protect my ID. The protection service comes as a result from the state's Department on Revenue Breach last October. DCA Administrator Carri Lybarker said 1.4 million people have enrolled; which is a third of the 3.8 million and 3 million dependents affected.
The enrollment consists of free monitoring, free credit report, fraud resolution, and $1 million in identity theft insurance in information is compromised.
"We understand that some people may have reservations," Lybarker said. "Your personal information was just compromised. And now the Protect my ID, to enroll you have to provide that information. It does not mean you never give it out to anybody. It just means you give it out to a trusted source. You know what their privacy policies are. You know how they are going to protect that information."
Officials are encouraging more to take advantage of credit protection with what the state is offering through Experian.
To sign up, click here or call 1-866-578-5422.