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New ID Theft Service Crawls the Web on Consumers' Behalf
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Written by Daniel   
Friday, 26 September 2008 11:49
For $15, Affinion penetrates hacker chat rooms and warns users when their data is for sale

SEPTEMBER 26, 2008 | 11:45 AM

By Tim Wilson
Site Editor, Dark Reading

Most identity theft prevention services promise to keep criminals away. The folks at Affinion prefer to work alongside them.

Affinion Security Center (ASC), an ID theft prevention service that has been used by banks and financial institutions for almost 30 years, today is launching a new consumer service, IdentitySecure, that includes direct monitoring of hacker marketplaces where personal information is bought and sold.

The service, which costs $1 for the first month and $14.99 per month after that, also includes a wide range of other services, including Web searches involving the customer's personal data, PC security software, identity theft insurance, and fraud assistance services.   [Comments...]
 

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