A new option for free credit monitoring

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A new option for free credit monitoring
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Whether it’s by an internal employee or an outside hacker, it’s usually just a matter of time before one of our financial accounts will get compromised. But there are ways to prevent damage and protect your personal information.

There are legitimate companies like LifeLock that you can pay to monitor your credit for a hefty fee.

And there are other companies that will do this for free. CreditKarma.com is one that has been around a while. And there is a new one called Civic that offers free identity protection for life.

But simply monitoring the activity on your account doesn’t protect you from hacking. The better way is to be proactive. Do a credit freeze. Read our Credit Freeze and Thaw guide and see frequently asked questions.

Read more:
Credit card protection policies are a rip-off
LifeLock is legit, but is it worth your money?
Free Access to Credit Report and Score

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Clark Howard About the author:
Clark Howard is a consumer expert whose goal is to help you keep more of the money you make. His national radio show and website show you ways to put more money in your pocket, with advice you can trust. More about Clark
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