REGARDLESS OF HOW careful you are,
you are at risk of having personal information
stolen. It’s a matter of when, not if. The key to
mitigating the damage is how quickly you
become aware of a breach and deal with it.
That’s where Complete ID comes in. It
helps monitor various ways your personal
information can be compromised and, if it is,
helps you recover. This is one way Complete
ID has you covered.
Internet Surveillance, part of the Complete
ID package, scours websites, blogs, bulletin
boards, chat rooms and areas of the “dark
web.” If you’re not familiar with that term,
think of it as the cyber equivalent of the shady
part of a city, or an old speakeasy you can’t
enter without a special password (and, in the
case of the dark web, special software tools,
which most computer users do not possess).
Internet Surveillance specifically looks for
the illegal trading and selling of your personal
information. At any given moment this technology is monitoring thousands of websites
and millions of data points, checking to see if
your personal information is being sold,
bought or traded online.
The information gives businesses and consumers the opportunity to react quickly and
take steps to protect themselves. It is the only
identity monitoring solution designed for data
collection on an international level, regardless
of a country’s credit system or language. When
you first sign up for Complete ID, your initial
surveillance report covers the previous eight
years of records collected for a match to the
personal information you are monitoring.
When Complete ID finds your information in a compromising situation, you receive
an alert via email telling you about it, and
advice on what to do next. It is recommended
that you contact the appropriate institution—
bank, credit card company, store, etc.—to
have your account information changed, or
change your account information yourself, if
possible. You may also want to review a copy
of your credit report to ensure that all of the
information is familiar to you.
Although Internet Surveillance dramatically reduces your risk of identity theft by letting you know sooner if your personal
information is compromised—and in turn
enabling prevention or quick resolution of an
identity theft incident—it cannot stop such an
incident from occurring.
Complete ID by CSID
offers peace of mind
Complete ID starts at just $8.99 a month
for Executive members. Go to completeid.
com for more information, or to sign up.
What else does Complete ID do?
The Complete ID service also includes
Arrest alerts. Tracks bookings data from
law enforcement agencies to find any arrest
records using your name and date of birth.
Bank account takeover watch. Notifies
you if your Social Security number and personal information have been used to open a
new bank account, or if changes have been
made to your existing bank account.
Child protection. Checks and notifies
you when fraudulent names, aliases and
addresses become associated with the Social
Security number of a minor.
Credit card, checking and savings
account application alerts. These alerts
notify you if your Social Security number and
personal information have been used to apply
for or open a new credit card, checking or
Criminal records monitoring. Tracks
municipal court systems and alerts you if a
criminal act is committed under your name
and if a criminal conviction occurs using your
name and date of birth.
Identity restoration. Full-service, hands-on assistance if you become a victim of identity theft.
Identity theft insurance. Reimburses you
for qualified expenses if your identity is compromised, with a $1 million insurance policy.
Lost wallet replacement assistance.
Helps you to quickly terminate and reorder
Mail change alerts. Reports if your mail
has been redirected through the United States
Neighborhood watch. Provides a report
of all registered sex offenders living in your
area, and alerts you if a new offender is added.
It also notifies you if a sex offender fraudulently registers using your identity elements.
Payday loan monitoring. Alerts you if a
non-credit loan has been opened using an element of your identity.
Social Security number monitoring.
Provides a report of all names and aliases associated with your Social Security number. C