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Proactive consumers can thwart the thieves, which is why CIC partnered with Identity Guard," explained CIC's President, Sabrina Bower.
LANCASTER, CA, April 30, 2014 /24-7PressRelease/ -- CIC, the nation's most trusted tenant screening provider, now offers Identity Guard, best-in-class identity theft protection and credit monitoring service. For nearly three decades, CIC has proudly led the tenant screening industry in data security and wants to offer added security measures to monitor credit activity and public records, safeguard personally identifiable information (PII) and help identity theft victims recover.
As people go about their day, they leave an electronic trail of PII, such as names, dates of birth, credit card numbers, addresses, online login names and passwords. Online shopping and even trips to the gas station or ATM collect large amounts of PII from customers. While individuals take active measures to protect themselves from potential identity theft threats, many times certain vulnerabilities are overlooked or go undetected for years like the Heartbleed bug.
"Having been in the background screening industry for many decades, I have heard consumers' nightmares and the chaos which followed after having their identities stolen. Every adult should subscribe to a credit monitoring service covering not just one bureau, but all three. Proactive consumers can thwart the thieves, which is why CIC partnered with Identity Guard," explained CIC's President, Sabrina Bower.
Identity Guard monitors subscribers' Experian , Equifax and TransUnion credit profiles for a special CIC promotion of only $17.50 per month. Prompt alerts are included in the service and clients have the choice of email, text and/or phone notifications. Included in the service, users can view their credit report and score anytime in their dashboard and receive a quarterly report which includes changes to both consumer information and public. In addition, Identity Guard offers Social Security Number and bank account number monitoring. Child identity theft protection is available, and clients may receive a Child ID Footprint Report.
In the event of identity theft, one-on-one guidance is available to help cancel credit cards and advise on the next steps to take. Identity Guard offers up to $1 million in identity theft insurance for any expenses that result from the crime. Lost Wallet Protection, allows clients to access up to $2,000 from one of their accounts and the Identity Guard team will help cancel credit cards.
A suite of software tools help protect PII through antivirus, anti-spyware and firewall protection. Keystroke encryption and password protection offer additional security measures. A mobile app is available for iPhone, Android or BlackBerry devices and additional resources for clients can be found on their website and Identity Guard provides users with unlimited toll-free customer service and additional online resources.
The threat of identity theft is much greater than data breaches that have been making front page news. Oversharing information about birthdays, paying off student loans and getting a new driver's license on social media sites can make people vulnerable to identity theft. Geotagging social media status updates, tweets and photos from home also may result in an increased risk of identity theft, because financial institutions often use home addresses to verify a customer's identity.
Be a proactive consumer and don't become one of the 9 million identities stolen each year. For a free two week trial period of Identity Guard's identity theft protection and recovery services, please visit CIC's website or call 1-888-316-4242, ext. 1.
Founded in 1986, CIC is a leading nationwide provider of data solutions for Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs), property managers, housing authorities, apartment associations, real estate agents and independent rental owners throughout the U.S. For nearly three decades, CIC has leveraged the use of technology to deliver the most reliable and comprehensive information to clients, and continues to do so, today. By delivering quality affordable data solutions to the multifamily housing industry, CIC is proud to provide clients with applicant information they can trust giving them The Power of Decision. For more information about CIC's solutions including tenant screening, employment screening, wholesale data, screening platforms and property management tools & software, please visit www.CICReports.com or call 888-316-4242.
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