TrustedID helps consumers protect their identities on Black Friday and Cyber
PALO ALTO, Calif., Nov. 15, 2012
PALO ALTO, Calif., Nov. 15, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- As more shoppers hit the
stores and the web for the holiday season, the risk for identity theft
sky-rockets; and TrustedID, a leading provider of privacy, credit and identity
protection services wants to help you stay safe.
Identity theft protection is important to have in place all year, and
protection for personal and financial information is especially valuable
during Black Friday and Cyber Monday when extreme holiday shopping creates a
feeding frenzy for identity thieves.
TrustedID offers consumers the following tips for holiday shopping:
oCheck your bills for unfamiliar purchases. Keep your receipts so you can
easily validate your billing statement.
oUse only credit cards for online shopping. Credit cards give you the most
legal protection in case of misrepresentation or failed delivery.
oUse only authenticated sites for shopping online. Check for the locked
padlock image on your browser's status bar or for "https://" (rather than
http://) in your browser window.
oBeware of "too good to be true" online deals. Abnormally low prices can be
red flags. Look into them. Some transactions should be made in person
rather than on Craigslist or eBay.
oDouble check any deals you receive via email. Go to the website or call to
confirm special offers.
TrustedID delivers privacy, credit and identity protection services to give
you peace of mind. These services can help you:
oGet Credit protection. IDEssentials offers credit monitoring, reports and
scores from all 3-bureaus.
oPlace a credit freeze. Use TrustedID's CreditLock to set a credit freeze,
so your credit report can't be seen by third parties without your
oProtect your identity. IDEssentials has over a dozen safeguards to help
consumers prevent identity theft and the damage that happens if you become
oProtect your privacy. Take control over how you engage with companies by
removing your name from data broker lists, preventing unwanted mailings.
Stay safe at stores and online this holiday season. To learn more about how
TrustedID can help protect your personal and financial information, please
About Us: Founded by a team of professionals who started out in the credit
world, TrustedID is a privately held business located in Palo Alto, California
and delivers privacy, security, and reputation management services.
Contact: TrustedID, firstname.lastname@example.org, 1-888-548-7878
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