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Is credit monitoring enough to keep your identity safe?

 

Last updated 9/8/2018 at 2:34pm



Hugh Norton

Special to Village News

Identity theft can be a time-consuming and costly hassle, but there are measures people can take to protect their personal information and avoid the headache of recovering their identity. One tool that can help is credit monitoring. But what exactly does credit monitoring do? And more importantly, is it enough to keep an identity safe?

What is credit monitoring? There are three primary national consumer credit bureaus, and a consumer may have a credit report with more than one. Although the reports are often similar, they’re not necessarily identica...



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