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Comment by Daniel Wiener on Are Identity Theft Protection Services Worth It? (April 5, 2020 01:36 AM)
My credit card company's computers do an excellent job of detecting unusual activity in my account and immediately notifying me. Over the years there...
Comment by John on Are Identity Theft Protection Services Worth It? (April 4, 2020 06:59 PM)
What I am reading from the comments above is that for those who had or have Lifelock, Lifelock does NOT live up to their expectations (to say the leas...
Comment by Fred on Can I Use Multiple Antivirus Programs? (April 4, 2020 12:08 PM)
After reading this article I did some checking and found out that windows defender was off and I couldn't turn it on. After several hours of searching...
Comment by 11bravo on Are Identity Theft Protection Services Worth It? (April 4, 2020 02:00 AM)
I have monitoring included with AAA membership but it always comes back with "no change". Why? Because I froze my credit 20+ years ago (now free to d...
Comment by Bob Kinsler on Are Identity Theft Protection Services Worth It? (April 3, 2020 09:55 PM)
Yep, someone (actually I think I know who) got into one of my bank accounts and took $5K sending it to an individual I did not know. I had Lifelock bu...
Comment by Bob Kinsler on Are Identity Theft Protection Services Worth It? (April 3, 2020 09:55 PM)
Yep, someone (actually I think I know who) got into one of my bank accounts and took $5K sending it to an individual I did not know. I had Lifelock bu...
Comment by Cheri Madison on What's Going On Inside Your PC? (April 3, 2020 09:09 PM)
Regarding Speccy, their chart comparing different versions shows that all their versions offer "Advanced PC insights," but the pay versions also offer...
Comment by Cheri Madison on What's Going On Inside Your PC? (April 3, 2020 09:09 PM)
Regarding Speccy, their chart comparing different versions shows that all their versions offer "Advanced PC insights," but the pay versions also offer...
Comment by Ken H on Are Identity Theft Protection Services Worth It? (April 3, 2020 08:52 PM)
Pretty much all my cards, debit and credit seem to do a pretty good job of monitoring "unusual activity" so I would hesitate to pay someone else to do...
Comment by dennis werth on Are Identity Theft Protection Services Worth It? (April 3, 2020 07:12 PM)
We have had my credit frozen at the various agencies for almost 20 years (free). And we also have protection through our CapitalOne credit card (also...

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