Dear Members of the South Carolina General Assembly:
The March 31, 2013 ProtectMyID enrollment deadline is fast approaching and the Department of Revenue (DOR) is continuing to encourage individuals to enroll with credit monitoring service if they have not already done so.
Individuals should enroll with ProtectMyID by visiting www.protectmyid.com/scdor and entering code “SCDOR123” or by calling 1 (866) 578-5422, if they do not have access to the internet.
ProtectMyID is designed to detect, protect and resolve potential identity theft, and includes daily monitoring of all three credit bureaus. With the complimentary one-year enrollment, individuals will be alerted to any changes to his or her credit file, and will also have access to fraud resolution agents beyond the enrollment period.
The ProtectMyID one-year enrollment includes:
* A free copy of your Experian credit report
* Daily monitoring of the three credit bureaus
* Access to a Fraud Resolution Agent should you become a victim of identity theft
* Access to ExtendCARE which provides full access to the same personalized assitance3 from a highly-trained Fraud Resolution Agent even after the initial ProtectMyID membership expires
* $1 Million Identity Theft Insurance that can help you cover certain costs including lost wages, private investigator fees, and unauthorized electronic fund transfers
Individuals who claim minors as dependents should be aware of the Family Secure deadline of May 31, 2013. Upon enrollment with ProtectMyID, individuals will receive correspondence with instructions to enroll minors in Experian’s Family Secure monitoring plan. Individuals must enroll with ProtectMyID by March 31 to be eligible to enroll any minor dependents with Family Secure by the May 31 deadline.
Additionally, a Data Breach Assistance Team at DOR was established by the Governor’s Office and DOR to assist and provide information to taxpayers regarding identity protection, and to coordinate with Experian to resolve taxpayer issues with enrollment in credit monitoring or fraud resolution.
DOR has designated a phone line for the Data Breach Assistance Team specifically to help and address taxpayers’ questions and concerns as they pertain to data breach notifications,Experian’s ProtectMyID program, Experian’s Family Secure program, and updates on the State’s efforts to continue credit services. The team may be reached at (803) 898-7638.
Should there be anything we can do to encourage enrollments or assist in any other way, please let me know.
William M. Blume, Jr
(State of South Carolina, Department of Revenue)