What Is an Identity Theft Shield?


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Identity Theft Shield is a third party consumer credit-monitoring service. The service provides three continuous services to help consumers combat against identity theft. Credit card merchants, credit unions and banks all offer this service.

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What Is an Identity Theft Shield?
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The five most serious forms of identity theft occur with medical, employment, financial and criminal records, and with driver's license identity theft. For a small monthly fee, service providers offer consumers 24-hour monitoring and alert services, up-to-date credit file protection and identity restoration services if an identity is stolen. This service was once offered only to credit card holders and is now available to all consumers.

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