The computer theft at Cornell demonstrates the vulnerability of consumers' information and the need for protective services such as credit monitoring, especially in the event of a breach
Delray Beach, FL (PRWEB) July 6, 2009
Delray Beach, FL - June 25, 2009 - NationalCreditReport.com™ (the "Company"), a leading provider of free credit reports and credit monitoring services, recommends that all consumers, especially those whose identities have been compromised in a data breach, utilize a credit monitoring service to help protect themselves from identity theft. Also, the Company highly recommends reporting any offline and online fraud activity. Earlier this week, Cornell University announced that more than 45,000 people associated with the university had their names and Social Security numbers exposed after a laptop was stolen. Cornell has said it will provide credit monitoring and other identity theft protection services to those involved.
Credit monitoring is an automated service that reduces the threat of identity theft by updating consumers of changes and inquiries made to their credit files. NationalCreditReport.com's Safeguard Credit™ monitoring alerts the subscriber within 24 hours of any major changes made to their credit file, and does not affect the subscriber's credit or credit score.
"The computer theft at Cornell demonstrates the vulnerability of consumers' information and the need for protective services such as credit monitoring, especially in the event of a breach," said Allison Tomek, NationalCreditReport.com's Vice President of Investor Relations and Corporate Communications. "Our Safeguard Credit service sends email alerts when potentially fraudulent items, or any significant changes, are made to a credit report, like the opening of a fraudulent credit card. Our identity security services, which encompass credit monitoring, help give consumers peace of mind."
Since 2004, NationalCreditReport.com has specialized in providing identity theft protection services, which encompass credit monitoring and credit reporting, to help protect consumers from identity theft. The Company encourages consumers to utilize its credit monitoring service, especially in the event of a data breach and encourages the reporting of any fraud activity online and offline.