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Is the Equifax cure worse than the hack? Here’s what I plan to do…

Ouch.  Equifax failed to properly secure private data concerning 143 million US consumers.  Hackers may have gotten our names, Social Security numbers, birth dates, addresses and driver’s license numbers.  That’s pretty much everything they need to pull off identity theft at a scale never before seen.  Oh, and they may have gotten credit card numbers for 209,000 people too. Plenty has been written about how poorly Equifax has handled this situation, so I won’t elaborate…

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Free Experian credit monitoring for iPhone and Android users

Free Experian App

I recently wrote about an opportunity for most AAA customers to get free Experian credit monitoring.  Now, it turns out that you don’t even need AAA.  You just need a smart phone or tablet… Experian has released a free iPhone and Android (in beta) app.  The app provides credit monitoring and your Experian credit report, for free.  The hook is that the app tries to upsell your FICO credit score from Experian (which you can…

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Free Experian Credit Monitoring with AAA membership (for many)

Experian Credit Monitoring

You’re probably aware that many credit card companies provide credit scores to their members for free.  And, recently, Discover has begun offering free FICO credit scores from Experian for customers and non-customers alike: If you’re interested in monitoring not just your credit scores, but credit inquires too (and other info as well), you’ll have to look elsewhere.  Of course, you can get your complete credit reports from all three bureaus, for free, once per year from…

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