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Fraud Alerts Offered By Credit Monitoring Services

by Jean Nicholson The role of credit monitoring services is to combat that deadly disease which has infested the corporate level already. In terms of identity theft protection, it has gained popularity these days especially on the corporate level. The apprehension of executives to be victimized by the phenomenal crime of all times has strengthened the employment of this special service group to battle such malignant disease. [more...]

Date: 2009-09-28 15:56:46

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Beware of “Fishy” Emails…. Protect Yourself Against Identity Theft

By:  LINDSEY O’NEILL, ESQ. I get them all the time - those pesky emails that appear to come from my bank, credit card company, ... confidential information so they can run up bills on your credit cards, take out loans, obtain new credit ... fraud alerts on your credit files. Monitor your credit files and account statements closely. • Report [more...]

Date: 2009-01-02 13:42:02

Countrywide Sends Fraud Alert Letters: 'Your Info May Have Been Sold' [Countrywide]

A Countrywide customer emailed to tell us he received a unpleasant surprise in the mail today: ... on to say they will give you 2 years of Triple Advantage credit report monitoring for free ... understand why temporary free credit monitoring is always the go-to remedy every time a company [more...]

Date: 2008-09-09 22:57:49

A Step-By-Step Guide to Getting Your (Actually) Free Credit Report without Accidentally Signing Up For Extras: Part One – TransUnion

Those songs from a certain misleading ad campaign sure are catchy – and I don’t just mean that their melodies are hooky and infectious. The main catch from this supposed freebie website  (which shall not be named so as not to introduce any possible confusion with the only FTC authorized vendor of free annual credit reports) is that while the credit report is free, the “credit monitoring” service certainly isn’t.Aand it’s no walk in the park to cancel it either. [more...]

Date: 2009-07-27 10:54:03

Interesting Reads 26 Sep 2009

Here is a video of Buffet praising a Chinese suit company I found this week. I thought this was pretty interesting because it looks like Buffet doesn’t wear any other suits these days, so their suits must be really good or at least really good value for money. On to some other great posts this week: Savings Account Rates: The Latest on High Returns @ The Digerati Life Credit Monitoring Services check your credit report @ The Smarter Wallet Understanding Marginal Tax Rates @ M is [more...]

Date: 2009-09-26 14:05:47

FreeCreditReport.com Review: Not a Free Credit Report

Have you heard of those commercials on TV that talk about “free” credit reports? These services, such as FreeCreditReport.com are *not* truly free. They offer free trials for a limited time (usually 7 days) but they’re actually paid subscription services after the intro period is over. They’re in the business of credit monitoring and tracking your credit standing. Image by Andre Rolim/Getty Images These services exist to help us keep an eye on our credit reports. [more...]

Date: 2009-09-29 04:01:28

Free- One year of Triple Advantage Credit Monitoring, Experian Scores and Credit Reports from MSN Money

Edit: 11/26/08-I’ve received an email that someone just tried to sign up, and apparently they have reached the 10, ... with Experian and the National Foundation for Credit Counseling (NFCC) are “working to raise awareness about the importance of credit monitoring” by giving away 10,000 free one-year memberships to Experian’ [more...]

Date: 2008-11-26 04:39:56

What is my fico score?

The following post in our Reader Question series is an actual user submitted question ... of Equifax’s credit monitoring service. You get your Equifax FICO score as well as all three bureaus’ credit reports plus 3-bureau credit monitoring and some other goodies. It’s a great service so you may [more...]

Date: 2009-01-14 18:46:28

Free credit monitoring services

Today is the deadline to sign up for nine months of free credit monitoring by registering to participate in a class-action settlement with ... for marketing uses, a practice the Chicago credit bureau says did not violate the law and was discontinued in 2001. More details from the article: Consumers who had an open line of credit or a credit [more...]

Date: 2008-09-24 21:37:49

Live Peacefully without Credit Problem

Wow ! free credit online... is here to serve you , searched on www.creditnexus.com. This good news to all who need to get their current credit report. Online credit report is one way of monitoring your credit if you are deciding to apply for another loan transaction because the free credit report online provides the complete summary [more...]

Date: 2008-10-22 13:24:11

Time to Check Your Credit Reports

  Happy New Year!  As we start 2009, many people are making resolutions, wanting to do things better and differently than they did in the past ... to do.  To get a copy of your credit report from one, two or all three of the credit bureaus ... on credit monitoring. If you want to know your current FICO scores, you can obtain all three [more...]

Date: 2009-01-03 17:05:27

Weekend Links - I Want a Volkswagen Bus edition

Today, my wife and I drove 7 hours from nearly San Deigo back to our home in San Francisco ... , a post based on the US economy, zombies, and the girl in the photo. True Credit review - how I use the credit score & credit report monitoring service from Money Smart Life offers many reasons [more...]

Date: 2008-07-21 05:37:39

Credit Karma Uses Ad Model to Provide Free Credit Information

According to the 2007 Online Banking Report, approximately one in three US adult consumers monitors or checks their credit score in some form or ... the score is usually only free if you enroll in a credit monitoring service. In this margin-rich industry ... . FreeCreditReport.com and TrueCredit.com, the consumer direct sites of Experian and TransUnion [more...]

Date: 2008-11-25 19:39:56

Get Good Credit if You Want to Buy a Car

In this time of economic uncertainty many are putting off a major purchase such as buying a car. Why incur even more debt? ... a service such as FreeCreditReport ($12.95/month for credit score and monitoring) or myFico ... , but their threshold for extending credit has typically been lower than actual banks. What many don’ [more...]

Date: 2008-10-30 00:43:30

Reminder: 9 Months of Free Credit Scores + Monitoring

One of the three major credit bureaus, TransUnion, lost a $75 million class-action lawsuit a while back, ... unlimited daily access to your TransUnion credit report and credit score, as well as e-mail alerts when something changes. This is a good way to know when someone is pulling your credit report [more...]

Date: 2008-09-11 11:20:31

Target 800 – Credit Score (pfblogs.org)

Because of an identity theft incident, I subscribe to Equifax's credit monitoring services. While reviewing my credit report for any problem entries, I noticed Equifax is offering Scorewatch free for 30 days. Well – I haven't hit my target of 800, but things aren't bad. Has anyone made [more...]

Date: 2008-08-31 02:04:17

Free Credit Report and Scores

It was time to flip Scott’s 0% balance transfers to new cards ... that everything is in order. I’m always on the lookout for another free way to get a copy of our credit report ... Reports Getting Organized: Monitoring Your Credit Report Free Month of Amazon Prime Free Blockbuster [more...]

Date: 2008-12-05 14:29:16

An Example of What the Credit Bureaus Try to Sell You

experian1 I mentioned yesterday that you can set up a quasi-credit monitoring service for yourself ( ... annual report without a credit score attached to it. This is the link you want. The second image ... ) and the offer is to give you your Experian Credit Score for “only” $5.95″!”. As I said yesterday [more...]

Date: 2009-01-15 13:00:15

Benefits of Identity Theft Shield

Attorney General John Ashcroft called identity theft as “one of the fastest growing crimes in the United States”. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) ... can hire credit-monitoring services that alert them when there are changes in their credit report ... are there to fight for you. To prevent identity fraud, experts recommend that you review your credit repo [more...]

Date: 2008-12-27 18:30:03

My Identity may have Been Compromised

I got a notice yesterday that my identity maybe, could have, probably, possibly been compromised. The scariest part of it is the information that was compromised is essentially my entire life, it was a background investigation file. I am fortunate to be close enough to the issue that I know the risk associated with what happened is extremely low if not non existent. Just to be on the safe side I have been provided with 1 year of complimentary credit monitoring. [more...]

Date: 2009-09-29 13:30:32

Protection From Identity Theft Is A Must Today

Protection From Identity Theft Is A Must Today By Matthew Stanton on Jan 16, 2009 in Security | comments(0) ... you and you will never know their next target. No matter how vigilant you are criminals are already trained ... before allowing any credit requests. There is also the identity guard review for your credit monitoring [more...]

Date: 2009-01-17 00:19:52

How You Can Stop Identity Theft

The FTC recently released a list of top consumer fraud complaints received in 2007 and not surprisingly, identity theft topped the list for the eighth year in a row at 32% of the overall complaints. Consumers reported over $1.2 billion in losses last year, even though there are many ways to fight identity theft . While we can’t be expected to live an exceedingly paranoid existence, we can be smart by monitoring our free Experian credit report. [more...]

Date: 2009-06-18 19:02:05

Free Credit Report

Most individuals only think of credit scores if they are applying for loans ... score by keenly monitoring the credit ratings and identifying any problems and discrepancies in the process. In addition, the site also gives idea to people about the factors affects my credit score [more...]

Date: 2008-12-31 02:11:23

How to Prevent Identity Theft

Identity theft is still around. Of course, it always has been, but sometimes it takes a story to bring things back into the spotlight ... before it happens. The FTC lists several, including: Protect Yourself: Click here to monitor your credit for identity theft. Protect Your Social Security Number — It’s a key ID thieves can use [more...]

Date: 2008-07-22 19:36:23

Your Credit Score, Your Sanity

I decided to sign up for credit monitoring at www.myfico ... that paying off a collection account will not remove it from your credit report. It will stay ... from your credit report. If the debt has gone unpaid for 7 years, then it can no longer legally remain [more...]

Date: 2009-01-04 02:41:50

Cristiano Ronaldo crashes Ferrari at Manchester Airport

President Elect Obama asked to share his vision for autism on Autism Sunday 2009 New weapon to fight cholesterol problems Health Insurance Options ... Sheila Dixon Indicted For Theft, Perjury Rod Blagojevich Impeached by Illinois House Credit Crisis ... : Agreement on monitoring gas supply via Ukraine reached PM: Israel to Continue Gaza Offensive Pfizer [more...]

Date: 2009-01-11 14:53:25

The Importance of GOOD Credit

by Rob Kosberg Perhaps it is time to seriously look into your personal financial situation ... and debt. Did you know that poor credit may result in: a. Denied car loan b. Denied employment ... . We should always be monitoring our credit because it needs to remain GOOD. However [more...]

Date: 2009-01-04 16:53:58

freecreditreport.com scam exposed AGAIN

I've often written about the freecreditreport.com scam. The website is run by the credit bureau Experian. Over at Smartmoney ... being locked into the $14.95/month credit report monitoring service that the company sells is down ... to the government-mandated annualcreditreport.com site where you can get an actual free credit report required [more...]

Date: 2008-12-07 12:49:45

The Importance of GOOD Credit

by Rob Kosberg Perhaps it is time to seriously look into your personal financial situation ... not know about. Negative effects of poor credit: a. Denied car loan b. Denied employment c. Denied health, life ... . We should always be monitoring our credit because it needs to remain GOOD. However [more...]

Date: 2009-01-01 21:38:15

iPhone Catches Another Criminal

       Last week it was reported that iPhone owner Rob Greene’s MobileMe account helped lead police to his stolen smart phone ... before being apprehended by authorities, who were monitoring Frederick’s credit card purchases. They were caught after buying an iPhone 3G with the deceased senior’s credit card. The thickheaded thief [more...]

Date: 2008-12-31 12:40:21

Millions being notified after online banking malware exploit

On Dec. 2, traffic to certain online bill payment websites operated by CheckFree was redirected to a website in Ukraine capable of infecting users’ ... malicious software and two years of credit monitoring service.  The company has notified the Federal ... of financial electronic commerce services and products. How many victims? 160,000 users [more...]

Date: 2009-01-07 22:21:52

Business: FreeCreditReport.Com is not free

We have all seen the ads on TV or heard them on the radio for FreeCreditReport.Com.Well, I tried it and indeed got my credit report ... really free.Right there on their home page is this:IMPORTANT INFORMATIONWhen you order your free report here, you will begin your free trial membership in Triple AdvantageSM Credit Monitoring [more...]

Date: 2008-12-13 15:50:00

This Could Be a Good Idea

Yesterday, Barry announced he’s creating the post of “Chief Performance Officer” to monitor spending ... credit for saying the right things, even if she can’t back it up. ... “Killefer, the director ... in the U.S. Governement. The final report, the “Grace Commission Report” reported that roughly 33 [more...]

Date: 2009-01-08 17:32:23


by Rob Kosberg Perhaps it is time to seriously look into your personal financial situation. We should always be monitoring our credit because it needs to remain GOOD. However, if you have recently been denied credit or if you are in shock from looking at your credit card balances or bank [more...]

Date: 2009-01-07 20:02:03

Mint monitors our credit-crunched spending

Mint.com balance service As consumers watch what they spend more closely in these credit-squeezed times, services such as Mint ... automatically categorises users’ bank and credit card transactions, give it some fascinating ... on credit card balances - one institution topping the table with its members having an average balance [more...]

Date: 2008-11-19 23:50:18

Credit Reports: What You Should Know

by Jim Bransby The current credit crisis is effecting or will have an effect on every single person in the US ... important that you check credit report and monitor it on a regular basis. Banks are looking for any ... a loan in the future may decrease if such mistakes damage your credit report. Checking credit [more...]

Date: 2008-12-23 10:39:29

Protect Yourself from Identity Theft

Identity theft is on the rise and people must be vigilant not only protecting their personal information, but monitoring their credit to ensure that they do not fall victim.  employeescreenIQ’s Rob ... that individuals can protect themselves. Don’t Let Someone Take Credit For (From) You!- By Rob [more...]

Date: 2009-01-16 14:44:54

Quickies: Paid Survey Links, Costco AmEx $10 Bonus, Free Credit Monitoring

Here are a few more tidbits that may be of interest: E-Rewards Signup Links E-Rewards is a paid survey site that is only open via invitation ... ). This includes free access to your credit score in addition to the report, as well as e-mail alerts ... plan automatically with the card. This card is one of the better gas rebate credit cards. 9 Months [more...]

Date: 2008-06-16 07:27:36

Internet Identity Theft: How to Stay Safe

Identity theft is an issue that we all need to take seriously ... out. Another way to prevent identity theft is by monitoring your credit report. Keep an eye ... will have no problem accessing your personal information. He can use it to ruin your credit rating, which [more...]

Date: 2009-01-04 16:50:25

Consumer 101: Get Your Free Credit Report From "Annual Credit Report.com" [Annual Credit Report]

You've probably seen those commercials featuring a friendly looking jackass and his factually inaccurate songs about what can happen to you if you don't check your credit report. It's true, checking your credit report is a good idea ... been fooled by other sites. They want to sell you a trial subscription to some credit monitoring service [more...]

Date: 2008-09-25 17:07:30

Ecommerce Hosting Can Do A Lot To Promote Your Online Business

With the rapid increase in numbers of online shoppers, Ecommerce hosting too has grown - if only to cater to this increased demand ... hosting services will do a number of useful tasks including keeping your credit card purchases on track, monitoring operations of your website as well handling email services. The most critical aspect [more...]

Date: 2009-01-08 09:39:55

New Feature: Cutback Tool Helps You Save On Recurring Monthly Expenses (Or How I Caught WaMu Skimming My Savings)

Looking for a quick, sustainable way to make a positive impact on your bottom line? ... . Several beta testers reported charges of $14.95 for freecreditreport.com, a credit monitoring service ... . If you choose to cut an expense, we’ll show you how long you have to cancel the service before [more...]

Date: 2009-01-14 17:23:46

Another reason to love Maine

A recent breach report on The Office of Inadequate Security described a mailing error breach involving the Finance Authority of Maine ... our apologies, and offer the credit monitoring service. This being Maine, we also have heard stories [more...]

Date: 2009-01-15 13:46:10

Wesabe introduce labs and cutback tools

Wesabe just keep the good stuff coming - ok I admit I am a fan but they are worth it ... |Wesabe blog several beta testers reported charges of $14.95 for freecreditreport.com, a credit monitoring service they understandably thought was actually free (let’s see…wouldn’ [more...]

Date: 2009-01-14 23:25:46

Permanent Link to 306. More incompetence at the VA

306. More incompetence at the VA In the largest breach of its kind in history, on May 3, 2006, ... for free credit monitoring for veterans. And the cost to avoid this mess? Nothing but a little common ... information, dates of military service, and claims data [more...]

Date: 2009-01-08 08:57:43

The 5 Million Frequent Flyer Mile Challenge

... weeks thanks to mileage bonuses from new credit cards. If you’re up for it, you can do this too – ... that are worth at least $12,000 to me. I’ve closely monitored my credit score along the way, and the effect [more...]

Date: 2009-01-08 01:38:16

New weapon to fight cholesterol problems

New weapon to fight cholesterol problems Health Insurance Options and COBRA For Unemployed Rod Blagojevich Impeached by Illinois House Credit Crisis ... on monitoring gas supply via Ukraine reached PM: Israel to Continue Gaza Offensive Pfizer Campus Locked [more...]

Date: 2009-01-10 08:34:46

Why Monitoring Your Credit Score Is More Important Than Ever Before

Are you considering the process of repairing your credit? One of the most important things you can do, apart from getting errors and mistakes removed from your credit report, is to keep your credit... Writers Wanted: Join Our Blogging Community Today! [more...]

Date: 2009-09-29 19:25:22

myFiCO Credit Score Watch - 30 Days FREE Trial Promotion

This post is written and copyrighted by FIRE Finance (http://firefinance.blogspot.com). myFiCO Credit Score Watch ... of us new to Score Watch, it's a tool used to: » monitor important changes to our Equifax credit ... or when we qualify for a better interest rate » alert us when unexpected changes to our credit report [more...]

Date: 2008-09-15 01:09:38

Online Collaboration Tools - New Technologies And Web Services - Sharewood Guide Dec 08 08

Tired of having to manually sync documents between your different computers and your mobile devices? ... of the Sharewood Guide. online-collab-tools-nov302008.jpg Photo credit: xyzproject edited ... , remote monitoring / controlling / sharing, scheduling feature and more. Lotus Unyte - Allows users [more...]

Date: 2008-12-08 09:07:00

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