If identity theft happen to you, this means that you are one of more than 10 million Americans that face this problem every year. And, unfortunately this number increase every year. Identity theft is one of the highest growing crime in US. There is not way to prevent identity theft in full! But there are many things that you can do. And we believe that people need serious education that that.
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Identity Theft Safeguard is The Most Comprehensive Guide That Can Be Found Online.
It’s been written by real identity theft experts – some of them lawyers with extensive experience in identity theft, personal finance advisor and so on. Actually, for those that don’t know, ElitePersonalFinance is expert blog. We are one of the few blogs, where only expert give opinion.
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For people who still don’t know exactly what identity theft is, here is a quick guide on that. You will learn only basic information. If you are familiar with that, more to the next chapter.
Credit freeze is one of the most effective tactics that can help you prevent identity theft. Posting credit freeze is very cheap or free (you will learn about fees in the next chapter). When you post credit freeze, this block creditors from pulling your credit report, and so they can not create accounts on your name. Of course there some advantages and disadvantages of using this tactic. We invite you to read them in our credit freeze quick guide.
This is the most effective way to prevent identity theft. How many ways to prevent identity theft you know? Many! But there are few of them that are super effective. We called them The Master Plan. Read it and do the steps there today.
In this chapter we give you fees. Fees are different in different states and by different type of person. Even if you don’t fall into category that credit freeze is free, it is very cheap. The difference between our list and other similar lists of credit freeze fees is that we are always up to date. We’ve found many similar lists of credit freeze laws, but with incorrect information. There is a person hired by ElitePersonalFinance that check these constantly and update them. You can be sure that the information on our list is correct.
Fraud alert is another great technique that people use to prevent identity theft. When you place fraud alert, creditors are required to verify your identity. Although they are not required to do this by law, it can be considered great and very effective way to prevent identity theft. And your credit file is open, this means you can apply for new account, credit cards and so on. It is free to post it, but you have to update it in time. Read our quick guide on fraud alert.
Here you will learn how many different types of identity theft are there.
Protecting your SSN is a very important step if you want to prevent identity theft. Let our experts help you in this.
Unfortunately the answer is no! Credit monitoring/ identity theft companies can’t help you prevent identity theft in full. In most of the cases they only alert you for changes to your file. This means like, they will only let you know after identity theft happen and you will know that. Of course, although there are many people who critic credit monitoring, we can’t ignore them in full. In addition, There are many free and reliable credit monitoring services. Some of these paid companies actually offer more features, of course, this is obvious, but these days there are many free credit monitoring services that offer this for free. We at ElitePersonalFinance carefully review the biggest identity theft companies. We write absolutely truthful review, with exact advantages and disadvantages of every credit monitoring company. If you plan to buy credit monitoring or if you are not sure which one to pick, paid or free, we invite you to read our reviews.
Do you want to avoid paying for credit monitoring? Here they are. These are one of the best companies that offer totally free identity theft protection. Of course, the fact that they are free, means that there are some disadvantages, but many people and also our experts at ElitePersonalFinance approve them reliable credit monitoring companies. Register with one of them and get protection now. What’s the catch? Many people always when find some free offer will ask, what the catch is. In fact, there is not a catch. Some of these companies offer also paid plans, but it is optional. Next catch is that there are less features in the plans, for example only one beauru credit report. But after that, we can say that there are no exactly catches.
Ok, although some of them are paid, we pick and tried to rank them based on the services that they offer. We also put some free companies in the chart. The difference between our chart and this that you will find from other sites, is that we really rank them by quality. If you want to pick some paid identity theft protection company, we invite you to check our list. We also have additional list of best credit monitoring companies, here we rank them more based on credit monitoring.
Here is a list of everything that identity theft protection companies offer. Based on the company that you use and the actual plan that you have there, you can expect these features. Here we give a list of them and also explain how they work.
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People feel consisted if this happen to them. And in many cases they skip their rights. In fact, laws give you some protection rights in this case. Read and know your rights!
Another advanced guide from our experts, helping you to prevent credit card fraud.
Internet and Phone Scams
Many people know about phishing, but in fact there are more types of phone scams that you can expect. Criminals use them to steal personal information from you. Here are they:
Read them carefully! We spend a lot of time to explain them carefully and give you advanced tips to prevent them.
They are so popular in stealing money from your credit card. We really hope that the guide here, will help you prevent that.
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