Security Corner – Protection from Identity Theft Made Easy

By now you know about all the basic measures you can take to protect yourself from Identity Theft. The only problem is the time and hassle of getting it done. Luckily, there are services that can do a lot of the work for you at a modest price.

Truston guides you through a review of your credit report for suspicious activity.You pay as you need it, and you get a month's access for $20. If you provide an email address, they'll send you important notices, such as a reminder when you're eligible again for a free credit report.

Truston also has plans to offer a step-by-step guide to freezing your credit report. This keeps unauthorized parties from acquiring your credit information. Learn more about it.

Trusted ID and LifeLock offer a comprehensive suite of services starting at $10 a month. These services include monitoring your credit cards, a lock on your personal information, and $1,000,000 in identity theft insurance.

If you want to know whether anyone has tried to use your credit card or social security number, you can do a quick check for free at Stolen ID Search. If the search raises any red flags, Stolen ID Search will tell you what to do next. For a fee, they'll monitor up to 3 numbers (either credit card or social security) and notify you of any suspicious activity.


About Brent Whitfield

Brent Whitfield is CEO of DCG Technical Solutions, Inc. providing IT Support in the Los Angeles area since 1993. DCG exists to help our clients choose, implement, and manage IT and cloud solutions that are cost effective and reliable. DCG's pro-active approach to IT is ideally suited for companies who depend on reliable IT infrastructure, but don't want to spend a lot of money to keep it that way. DCG was recognized among the Top 10 Fastest Growing MSPs in North America by MSP mentor. Brent has been featured in Fast Company, CNBC, Network Computing, Reuters, and Yahoo Business.