Free Tools To Combat Identity, Credit Fraud

Web Sites Offer Credit Watch Service

According to the Federal Trade Commission, more than 7,000 Ohioans fell victim to identity theft last year a trend that makes the threat of identity fraud more of a reality.

...Experts say it's important to detect fraud quickly before thieves can cause much damage. Reviewing bank and credit card statements which can sometimes be done online for free is a must. Annual credit report check-ups are also important.

McPeek researched the Web site and found that consumers can order a report from any of three reporting agencies for no charge. Those applying will need to have their Social Security number and other personal information available to register. - Local News - Free Tools To Combat Identity, Credit Fraud

Linked by shanmuga Thursday, 13th July 2006 1:17AM