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Identity Theft Protection

By Terry Savage on July 02, 2024 | Wild Card

I enrolled in Identity Guard protection service. To complete the enrollment so they can properly monitor my accounts, I was asked for my Log In credentials to my accounts, e.g. bank, credit cards, etc. using Plaid. Is this safe? Is this how Identity Protections services work?
Thank You,

Terry Says

Instead of paying for Identity Protection, I recommend freezing your accounts at the three credit bureaus.

Read this:  Identity Theft – What To Do! – Terry Savage

That keeps people from opening NEW credit in your name -=- and lets you know if anyone tries to change an address, adjust an account, etc.

Then keep your bank and credit card IDs security in a password protector such as Dashlane.  Password Manager for Home, Mobile and Business | Dashlane

Then go online and check activity in your accounts via a secure network at home (not using wifi in a coffee shop!).

That should keep you safe.  EVERYONE’s identity is in play these days.



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