By: Teri Bernstein
In the aftermath of the Equifax security breach, several companies have tried to step into the marketing niche as financial-identity Hero. But the costs can be hefty: ID Shield charges $899 to handle an identity breach, and a monthly fee of $9.95 or $19.95). But most individuals haven't had a breach yet--they just want to avoid one. Here are a list of steps than an individual can take. From an insert in the article linked below, these cover most of what the identity services promise, plus a few things that are out of their jurisdiction:
In any event, it is important to remember: NOTHING is 100% secure. Vigilance is important
Source: "The Post-Equifax Marketing Push: Identity Protection Services," by Tara Siegel Bernard , New York Times, October 25, 2017.
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