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Credit Fraud Protection

July 21, 2008 | Updated on July 21, 2008
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Credit Card Bureaus Provide Protection against Identity Theft

Equifax, one of the nationwide credit bureaus, offers a new identity protection tool. In view of the fact that ID theft happens to be an increasing epidemic in the US, this new offer by Equifax is really timely. This fastest-growing crime is a top consumer complaint to FTC, and over 85% of the victims discovered the crime only after they had been denied credit. To prevent ID theft in future you may take advantage of credit protection services. "ID Patrol" by Equifax can serve a good example to multifunctional identity protection services. Learn more about "ID Patrol" and how it works.

First and foremost, this service provides the ability to lock and unlock your Equifax credit file whenever you need it. When your file is locked, you may rest assured that no unauthorized inquiries pass through. With "ID Patrol", you can control the access to your credit report by choosing who can or cannot get access to your credit file. When there's a time to submit a credit card application, or you plan to obtain a car loan, all you need to do is to unlock your Equifax file so that lenders and other financial organizations can estimate your trustworthiness.

It's no secret that ID thieves steal your personal data and then sell it on underground websites. The great thing about "ID Patrol" is that it scans suspected sites for your sensitive information, including your SSN and credit card numbers. This feature is really unique. It allows preventing serious damages even if your personal data has already come in wrong hands of ID crooks.

When it comes to ID theft, it's very important to keep track of any changes in your credit files. Not only this service monitors your Equifax credit report, it also monitors your credit files at other nationwide credit reporting agencies, and alerts you of any significant changes that may occur with your credit files within 24 hours.

If you need assistance, you may turn to ID theft resolution specialists that are ready to answer your most burning questions 24/7. So, if you've got some doubts you cannot sort-out some problem alone, "ID Patrol" specialists will help you resolve your doubts! Isn't it great to realize that you can have the support of professionals in your attempts to fight ID thieves?

It takes time to build a good credit rating, and it takes seconds to ruin your credit profile. Protect your financial life today to avoid serious damages in future. It pays off to be cautious when it comes to your credit files and personal information. By the way, the cost of this Equifax offer is really low and everyone can afford it. Let "ID Patrol" guard your identity and you credit cards!

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