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Identity Theft Protection from Credit Card Companies
Michalis 'BIG Mike' Kotzakolios

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Since identity theft has become popular over the years, many banks and credit card companies have started offering identity theft protection to their customers. For a small fee each month, credit card companies will monitor the account, making sure purchases that seem out of the ordinary are brought to the card holders attention. Large purchases not made often will cause suspicion. The cardholder will receive a phone call and will be asked if the purchase was made willingly. Taking care of this problem early will help later on. Protecting credit cards is the first defense against theft.

The small fee every month--about ten dollars on the average--also covers stolen or lost cards and serves as a form of identity theft protection. Always report a lost card to the company immediately after discovering it is gone. This step will greatly decrease the chances for successful identity theft.

Reporting lost or stolen cards early will ensure the account will be suspended so that no one can charge anything to the card. A new card will be issued and in some cases, with a new account number. Protecting credit cards from theft is one of the most important steps you must take in establishing a significant barrier of identity theft protection. Keeping all personal information hidden from public view is also an important step.

Before charging items to a credit card on the Internet, make sure the site is protected and secure. Most web sites let people know that they are secure with a logo in the corner that says this is being monitored.

Additionally, you should have a virus and firewall program on a personal computer and make sure it is updates at all times. This will prevent identity theft and protect private information that someone could otherwise steal by breaking into a computer. Only order what is absolutely necessary on the Internet and to sites that have been visited before. Dont answer any suspicious e-mail because they could contain viruses meant to disable firewall protection.

LifeLock is a company that is the industry leader in proactive identity theft protection. They will prevent your identity and personal information from being stolen before it actually happens. You can find out more about LifeLock Identity Theft Prevention Here.

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