dentity thieves are extremely vigilant when it comes to acquiring your personal and financial information in order to leverage your reputation. However, it may not always be easy to detect identity theft. Here are some methods that can help you discover if a criminal is using your identity.
Americans are entitled to three free credit reports each year, one report from each of the three major credit bureaus – TransUnion®, Experian® and Equifax®. Effectively utilizing these reports throughout the year can help you monitor your credit manually. Examining your credit files can allow you to uncover fraudulent or otherwise questionable transactions that have been made in your name.
If thieves acquire your information, they can start new lines of credit, commit crimes, and even get married in your name. Practice identity monitoring by auditing your name in a search engine, and taking advantage of other public records that may help you detect identity theft. Be your own identity monitor, and make sure that your reputation remains outstanding.
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Identity Guard offers credit monitoring that can detect certain activity in your credit files that may indicate fraud, alerting you to a potential threat without the hassle of manually examining each credit report. Your security and privacy is important, and Identity Guard is here to help you navigate the muddy waters of identity theft. By leveraging IBM Watson, we're workgin to provide you with powerful identity protection for you and your family.