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Consider This: Protect Your ID

MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) - The cyber hacking scandal that compromised the information of millions of South Carolinians is a reminder that in today's electronic world, protecting your information is more difficult than ever.  

Consider This: We all know there is some risk when we enter confidential information online. However, you would think we could trust our state to have a system that would keep our private information secure. The investigation into how this happened continues and now a class action lawsuit has been filed against the state and the Governor.

The ID theft is very concerning, but equally concerning is that only a few hundred thousand people have signed up for the free ID protection service. Yet there are millions of people who are affected. If you haven't signed up, do it today. I did it and it is quick and easy.

That gives you some protection, but the problem is you won't know for months or years if your ID has been stolen. Unfortunately, you're left with few options… hope for the best and wait to see what happens. And that's not a good place to be. 

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