Magic City Morning Star

Advertising | RSS Feed | About Us 

Last Updated: Sep 10, 2014 - 2:08:00 AM 

An eclectic mix of news and information
Staff Login
Donate towards our web hosting bill!

Front Page 
  -- Local
  -- State
  -- National
  -- IRS News
  -- Win at Work
  -- History
  Tech Notes
  -- Comics
  -- R.P. BenDedek
  -- Kenneth Tellis
  -- M Stevens-David
  -- Down the Road
  Today in History
  -- Editor's Desk
  -- Guest Column
  -- Scheme of Things
  -- Michael Devolin
  -- Tom DeWeese
  -- Ed Feulner
  -- Jim Kouri
  -- Julie Smithson
  -- J. Grant Swank
  -- Doug Wrenn
  Agenda 21
  Book Reviews
  -- Old Embers

Web Directory Reviews
WDR Directory of Directories
Restore The Republic - The Home of the Freedom Movement!


Security breaches and identity theft protection
By Better Business Bureau
Aug 15, 2014 - 12:07:11 AM

Email this article
 Printer friendly page

At BBB, we talk extensively about security breaches, identity theft protection, and how to keep your personal information safe from scammers. As a consumer, there are a variety of options when it comes to protecting your identity. Today, we will explore two options that fit a variety of budgets.

There are many businesses that offer monitoring services as an extra layer of protection.

Identity Force and LifeLock are two examples of that type of business.

Identity Force provides comprehensive identity and credit monitoring protection for individuals, families and businesses. They offer monitoring for vulnerabilities such as change of address, credit reporting, payday loans and more. Customers have the option of enabling text message or e-mail alerts.

LifeLock provides similar conveniences by offering a secure login and the promise of contacting you by phone, email and text message when necessary. If a problem occurs, LifeLock's team can help sort out the issue.

One of the main advantages of using paid monitoring services is having someone there who can walk you through the process, in case any issues arise. Consequently, credit and identity theft monitoring services can be costly. Most businesses offer monthly or yearly plans with a variety of different service levels.

Consumers can take steps to be proactive in monitoring to protect themselves. BBB recommends taking simple steps such as, monitoring your bank and credit card statements for unauthorized transactions and shredding any documents that contain personal information. Consumers should also check their credit report at least once per year. is only source authorized to give you ONE FREE annual credit file disclosure per year from each of the three consumer credit reporting companies. Consumers can visit their website at or call 877-322-8228.

The ultimate decision on whether to purchase protection is yours, but BBB reminds consumers to never accept unsolicited identity theft protection service from an unknown business. This is almost always a scam. If you'd like to check out a business before you buy protection, search for the business at

LifeLock and and Identity Force are BBB Accredited Businesses. BBB does not endorse these services.

- See more at:

© Copyright 2002-2014 by Magic City Morning Star

Top of Page

Latest Headlines
13-Year Old Electrocuted at Boathouse
The 'Grandparent Scam'
Obama said he will stand with the Muslims in troubled times!
BBB warns of phone solicitations targeting children
The Dangers of Free Wi-Fi

A Dinosaur of Education - a blog by James Fabiano.
Shobe Studios
Wysong Foods - Pets and People Too