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By Hugh Norton
Special to Valley News 

Is credit monitoring enough to keep someone's identity safe?


Last updated 9/20/2018 at 10:40pm

Identity theft can be a time-consuming and costly hassle, but there are measures people can take to protect their personal information and avoid the headache. One tool that can help is credit monitoring. But what exactly does credit monitoring do? And more importantly, is it enough to keep someone’s identity safe?

What is credit monitoring? There are three primary national consumer credit bureaus, and consumers may have a credit report with more than one. Although the reports are often similar, they’re not necessarily identical because some financial institutions only report data to...

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