How To Get Free Identity Theft Protection

Identity theft has become a national epidemic that costs consumers and businesses billions of dollars each year.

A recent example of this is what happened to Target and its customers. Because of countless situations like these, many companies now offer Identity Theft protection, for a fee.

But instead of forking out your hard-earned money each month, you can set up this protection for yourself, for free.

Here’s how to do it:

Go to each of the three credit bureaus’ websites… Equifax, TransUnion and Experian… and place a fraud alert on your credit report.

What does a fraud alert do? Well basically, it will notify anyone who pulls your credit report, that your personal information has been compromised.

These companies then take extra steps to ensure that the person requesting credit is actually you.

Setting this up only takes about 5 minutes for each credit bureau. However, the free fraud alert will only last for 90 days.

So set a reminder in your phone to renew it every three months. And you’ll be taking a big step to prevent Identity Theft from happening to you.

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