In response to the recent data breach at Target, they have decided to offer a free year of credit monitoring and identity theft protection to all Target guests who shopped U.S. stores.
It’s easy to sign up:
- Visit creditmonitoring.target.com to request an activation code. You need to enter your name and an email address.
- After submitting your information, Target will email you within 1-5 days with a unique activation code and directions for how to enroll in ProtectMyID (which is a service provided by Experian).
- To enroll for this offer, you need to request an activation code before April 23, 2014 and then register for the offer through ProtectMyID before April 30, 2014.
In addition to a complimentary copy of your credit report, guests who sign up will receive daily credit monitoring, identity theft insurance (except where prohibited by law), and have access to personalized assistance from a “highly trained Fraud Resolution Agent.” Access to the Fraud Resolution Agent will continue even after other benefits of the initial one-year ProtectMyID membership expire. After 12 months, those who register have the option to continue their memberships at their own expense.
I think that this is a great move by Target. (It’s also a great way to keep track of your credit inquiries for your next round of applications!)
Will you be signing up for this?