New SC credit-monitoring enrollment starts today

October 23, 2013 

Enrollment for a second year of state-funded identity- and credit-monitoring starts Thursday for victims of the massive breach of S.C. tax records. Here is how it works:

New provider: Texas-based CSID, which won a $8.5 million state contract

What’s offered: Monitoring of TransUnion credit bureau, online black markets, court records, pay-day loans, change-of-address alerts and sex-offender registries. Also, providing identity-theft insurance and identity-restoration services.

Who should enroll: Anyone who filed S.C. state income taxes electronically between 1998 and 2012 as well as their dependents and businesses.

Enroll: Online at scidprotection.com or call (855) 880-2743, seven days a week, 24 hours a day

Deadline: Oct. 1, 2014

Note: Taxpayers who registered for the previous state-funded credit monitoring services, provided by Experian, are covered for a year after that enrollment date.

Andrew Shain

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