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Equifax Launches New Website about Identity Theft

Written by Equifax Experts on April 16, 2013 in Credit  |   1 comment

Identity theft is a growing problem and remains the number one consumer complaint filed with the Federal Trade Commission. As a result, it also has been a frequent topic of the Equifax Finance Blog. To continue to provide top-quality resources for consumers, Equifax is launching…

identity theft preventing identity theftIdentity theft is a growing problem and remains the number one consumer complaint filed with the Federal Trade Commission. As a result, it also has been a frequent topic of the Equifax Finance Blog.

To continue to provide top-quality resources for consumers, Equifax is launching IdentityProtection.com. The site will feature educational resources and tools, as well as stories from victims of child identity theft, medical identity theft, and tax identity theft.

With this website, consumers will learn how to help protect their identities and the identities of their children with helpful information such as precautions to take when filing their taxes, signing their kids up for after-school activities, filling out medical forms, and creating passwords online.

“Identity theft is an increasingly pervasive problem, particularly in today’s digital economy,” said Trey Loughran, president of the Personal Solutions unit at Equifax. “This new website will be a rich resource for people who want not only to educate themselves about the problem but also to take steps to help protect themselves and their families. Consumers who are armed with useful knowledge and tools can be a powerful deterrent to the rapid growth of this ‘invisible’ crime.”

Visit IdentityProtection.com to learn more about this new resource.

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1 comment

  1. J.D. says:

    I hope this website mentions some of the Identity Theft protection plans that TransUnion, Experian, and of course Equifax offer with their monthly subscription services. It really is a good way to monitor youself. And your family with those types of plans.


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