COLUMBIA, SC (WMBF) – The South Carolina Department of Consumer Affairs has released a comprehensive guide on identity theft, detailing what tools are available to prevent identity theft, and what a consumer should do if they become a victim.
The seven-page guide includes a summary of free consumer protections that are available, including fraud alert, security freeze, and credit monitoring services. The guide covers what to do in the event of a security freeze on accounts, and details the steps consumers should take in the event that their identity is actually stolen.
Click here to view the guide in PDF format:
And for more information on the state's resources on identity theft, visit this page on the SC Department of Consumer Affairs: