Digital News Report – Identity theft is a major problem in the United States. This type of theft is considered different than credit fraud where someone gets a hold of your credit card number. Identity theft and fraud is more serious and involves the theft of your social security number and date of birth.
The website Credit.com is now offering three new ways to assist Americans with their credit monitoring. The term “identity theft dates back to 1964 and a recent 2008 report from the Carnegie Mellon University indicates it will likely happen to two percent of all Americans.
Today Credit.com announced the availability of Score Assist Credit Report services. The company says customers can receive their credit score, auto score, insurance score, employment score and “future score”.
TrustID was also unveiled today through Credit.com. According to the company, TrustID provides the most complete “identity protection” available. “Unlike credit monitoring companies that alert you after someone has already stolen your identity, TrustedID® prevents thieves from stealing your identity in the first place.”
Their third offering involved CreditReportAndScore.com. This company offers customers automatic daily alerts regarding changes in their reports from Experian, TransUnion, and Equifax!
There is a difference between theft and fraud. A criminal may steal your identity and then sell it to someone else that commits the fraud. It is important to keep track of your credit and protect yourself from thieves and other criminals.
By: Tina Brown