South Carolina taxpayers affected by the information security data breach have been given more time to protect themselves.
The millions of South Carolinians who lost their information when the state Department of Revenue database was breached now have until March 31, 2013, to sign up for a year of free credit monitoring and unlimited fraud resolution provided by Experian.
The previous deadline to sign up had been January 31, 2013.
Experian’s ProtectMyID™ Alert is designed to detect, protect and resolve potential identity theft, and includes daily monitoring. The alerts and daily monitoring services are provided for one year, and consumers will continue to have access to fraud resolution agents and services beyond the first year.
The protection includes $1 million identity theft Insurance to cover certain costs including, lost wages, private investigator fees, and unauthorized electronic fund transfers.
As of Thursday, there had been 957,575 sign ups for Experian’s ProtectMyID program.
Call 1-866-578-5422 to enroll in a consumer protection service.