Below is the final article from the series, which kicks off our new Premium Checking Account, launching April 1, 2018:
You'll Need More Than Just Monitoring
Scary statistics have prompted many Americans to subscribe to a credit monitoring service or attempt to regularly monitor their own credit through sites such as www.annualcreditreport.com.
While we recommend that you be aware of your reported credit activity, we feel that it’s important for you to realize that credit monitoring will only help you detect that your identity may have potentially been stolen. It does not help you recover it.
Similar to a smoke detector letting you know that there may be a fire, it’s helpful to know when someone may have accessed or used your identity. But, when there is a true fire, you also want a fire extinguisher. And, when you have your identity stolen, you also want Fully Managed Recovery (FMR).
On April 1, the Credit Union will be launching an Identity Theft Protection Program that includes FMR for you and your entire family.