How to protect yourself from identity theft for free

Betty Q. Hixson

Identity theft is a growing problem in the United States and worldwide. Thankfully, there are services out in the wild to better protect individuals from those looking to profit from stealing their identity. These services, which can include identity monitoring, credit monitoring, identity recovery, and identity theft insurance, aren’t cheap with some costing as much as $30 per month. And yet, there are different ways of subscribing to these services for much less. Best of all, you might already have access to these services for absolutely free (or heavily discounted) and don’t know it.

Also, check out the eight surprising facts about identity theft you need to know.

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