SONY Launches ID Theft Protection for PlayStation... - Other News

ADVERTISING DISCLOSURE

ADVERTISING DISCLOSURE:
Credit-Land.com is an independent, advertising-supported web site. Credit-Land.com receives compensation from most credit card issuers whose offers appear on our site. Compensation from our advertising partners impacts how and where their products appear on our site, including, for example, the order in which they may appear within review lists. Credit-Land.com has not reviewed all available credit card offers in the marketplace.

Credit Card Applications » News » Other » SONY Launches ID Theft Protection for PlayStation Users

SONY Launches ID Theft Protection for PlayStation Users

SONY Launches ID Theft Protection for PlayStation Users

In April, SONY PlayStation users had a little more excitement than they bargained for when 100 million account holders had their personal information breached by a hacker. When the breach occurred, it was feared that credit card information was also stolen. For U.S. customers, SONY is claiming no evidence of this theft, although debit and credit card information from some European customers was accessed from the SONY servers. SONY is now taking steps to say, “We’re sorry.”

Identity Theft protection Offer

SONY is taking the lead to protect the over 100 million account holders whose personal information was stolen by hackers. They are offering free ID theft protection through Debix, an Austin, Texas-based company. Enrollment is not mandatory, but it is an option for PlayStation users to help track any identity theft problems that may arise. PlayStation Network members who are interested in enrolling for the AllClear ID Plus program must do so by June 28, 2011. Enrollees will receive one year of free coverage. The coverage is only available to users that had an account with PlayStation as of April 20, 2011.

Coverage

The Debix plan offers monitoring and surveillance across the Internet to ensure that personal information is not being used. It also reports an identity theft attack to the consumer and the ability for the covered party to take action to stop the unlawful use of personal information. Members also receive priority service to repair identity theft problems and $1,000,000 in ID theft insurance. The insurance covers fraud and some fees, as well as lost wages.

This is the second time that SONY and Debix have partnered. In 2009, SONY used Debix to help 5,200 members of its rewards program that were victims of a credit card scam.

Disclaimer: This editorial content is not provided or commissioned by the credit card issuer(s). Opinions expressed here are the author's alone, not those of the credit card issuer(s), and have not been reviewed, approved or otherwise endorsed by the credit card issuer(s). Reasonable efforts are made to present accurate information, however all information is presented without warranty. Consult a card's issuing bank for the terms & conditions.
All rates and fees, and other terms and conditions of the products mentioned in this article/post are actual as of the last update date but are subject to change. See the current products' Terms & Conditions on the issuing banks' websites.
Add to Favorites:

Related News:

Up to Quadruple Points with the New PenFed Pathfinder American Express Credit Card

Posted: January 22, 2018

The PenFed Pathfinder American Express Card is now available, offering up to quadruple points on travel and 1.5 points on all other purchases. With this new card, there is no annual fee and no limit on how many points' people can earn. Continue reading
New American Express Centurion Lounge Coming to JFK International Airport

Posted: January 19, 2018

Travelers passing through JFK International Airport will be able to get some rest and relaxation at the new American Express Centurion lounge slated to open in early 2019. The new lounge will be located at Terminal 4, which is one of the ... Continue reading
Biometric Credit Card by Visa

Posted: January 18, 2018

Biometrics are here, and Visa has announced a new pilot program with Mountain America Credit Union and Bank of Cyprus offering customers at those banks the chance to try out a new EMV dual-interface payment card. This card has a chip and ... Continue reading
Get the latest news, articles and expert advice delivered to your inbox. It's FREE.
We'll match all the Miles you've earned at the end of your first year. For example, if you earn 30,000 Miles, you get 60,000 Miles.
For Excellent, Good Credit
Earn 5% cash back at different places each quarter like gas stations, grocery stores, restaurants, Amazon.com, or wholesale clubs up to the quarterly maximum each time you activate.
For Excellent, Good Credit
Our application is quick and easy with instant pre-qualification available
For Fair / Good Credit