The limits of ID-theft protection and credit monitoring

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I feel compelled to write about what credit monitoring does and doesn’t do to protect us after reading new information outlining how companies that are breached and then offer credit monitoring can give customers a false sense of security. Even the best ID-theft protection companies still leave you vulnerable because what they largely provide is an after-the-fact “defense.” The first article, titled “Does free credit monitoring do more ‘harm’ than good?” tells about how companies and organizations are driven by a host of legal, ethical, and public relations considerations when offering credit monitoring and identity protection services to preserve …

Read the source article at Arizona Local News

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