The deadline to enroll with ProtectMyID is March 31! ProtectMyID is the credit monitoring service provided by the state of SC and Experian following the the breach of SC Department of Revenue data.
To sign up:
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UPDATE: The S.C. Department of Revenue has released a new list of Frequently Asked Questions about the breach: click here.
A recent breach of the South Carolina Department of Revenue's database resulted in the compromise of 3.6 million people's personal information. Anyone who has filed a state tax return since 1998 is affected, and the compromised information can include Social Security numbers, birth dates, bank account and credit card numbers, or anything else included in a tax return.
So what can you do? The state has partnered with Experian to provide one year of credit monitoring. The service is free but you must sign up before January 31. To sign up:
You can also get a free copy of your credit report from each of the three credit reporting agencies each year at www.annualcreditreport.com. Please note that annualcreditreport.com is the only legitimate source of a truly free credit report.
For more information about keeping your identity safe, the DOR has prepared this document explaining how to place a security freeze on your credit, place fraud alerts, and more.
UPDATE: Businesses will also receive free credit monitoring through Dun & Bradstreet. If you have a business, visit www.dandb.com/sc or call 1-800-279-9881 to sign up.
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