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Free MasterCard ID Theft Protection for US cardholders

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MasterCard is the only payment brand that provides its U.S. cardholders with services - at no extra cost - to help you detect and resolve identity theft.
  • Expert Resolution Services. Expert assistance is available to help you 24/7 if you think your identity has been stolen. Call 1-800-MasterCard and you will be assigned a personal certified specialist who will guide you through the process every step of the way.
  • ID Theft Alerts™. This service tracks thousands of websites to identify if your personal information is being bought or sold online. Register now.
  • Emergency Wallet Replacement. Experts assist you in quickly canceling and re-ordering the contents of your physical wallet such as your driver's license, among other items. Call 1-800-MasterCard if you have lost your wallet and would like assistance.

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Worst deal post ever.

Quite a bit of great information but there is no "deal" of aNY kind here
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Worst deal post ever.

Quite a bit of great information but there is no "deal" of aNY kind here
Free ID Theft monitoring isn't a deal? I think it is. I don't use third parties since why would I want to give my confidential info to some random third party. Look no further then what happens to your personal info if you sign up with Lifelock. But MC already has all my personal info, so no additional exposure there.
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Thanks
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Free ID Theft monitoring isn't a deal? I think it is. I don't use third parties since why would I want to give my confidential info to some random third party. Look no further then what happens to your personal info if you sign up with Lifelock. But MC already has all my personal info, so no additional exposure there.
It seems like this is mostly just somebody telling you what you need to do. No monetary assistance for your time, etc. All this can be done on your own. As far as scouring the internet for your name, the banks are probably already doing that for their card numbers, and they are responsible for the charges anyway.
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thanks op just signed up for this
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It seems like this is mostly just somebody telling you what you need to do. No monetary assistance for your time, etc. All this can be done on your own. As far as scouring the internet for your name, the banks are probably already doing that for their card numbers, and they are responsible for the charges anyway.
Read the desc.

"ID Theft Alerts™. This service tracks thousands of websites to identify if your personal information is being bought or sold online. Register now."

That's not scouring for CC numbers. That's scouring for your personal info that can be used to steal your identity. So you are doing that on your own?

You seem to be stuck on this being a CC related thing. It's not. The banks are most definitely not responsible for your losses due to your identity being stolen.
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Read the desc.

"ID Theft Alerts™. This service tracks thousands of websites to identify if your personal information is being bought or sold online. Register now."

That's not scouring for CC numbers. That's scouring for your personal info that can be used to steal your identity. So you are doing that on your own?

You seem to be stuck on this being a CC related thing. It's not. The banks are most definitely not responsible for your losses due to your identity being stolen.
Well if your personal information is already out there, what are you actually going to do about it? Just put fraud alerts on your credit file now. Not much else you can do.
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Well if your personal information is already out there, what are you actually going to do about it? Just put fraud alerts on your credit file now. Not much else you can do.
You can actually do a lot. You can make it much harder to access. A lot of my personal info was out there. It is for most people, they just don't bother to check. When they do, they are shocked exactly what is. I actively in a sustained fashion ask and torment sites into taking it down. I've succeeded everytime. So instead of google lighting up like a Xmas tree when I google my name, I get nothing back most of the time. The keyword is most since it gets added to new sites or re-added to old sites all the time. Something like this would be incredibly valuable for monitoring when that happens.
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Quote from RPdeals26 View Post :
It seems like this is mostly just somebody telling you what you need to do. No monetary assistance for your time, etc. All this can be done on your own. As far as scouring the internet for your name, the banks are probably already doing that for their card numbers, and they are responsible for the charges anyway.
Not any more. As of October 1st, businesses who do not have the EMV in place will be responsible for fraudulent charges.
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i signed up for this service. this is the same service the Fed is using for their breach and as long as there is no cost, I have little to lose. they already have my information from applying from applying from previous card
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Tmobile/Experian is also using this service (CSID) as an alternative from protectmyid. I heard about this mastercard benefit over the radio when I was driving this morning. Decided to sign up for it since it's free as long as you have a mastercard. Some monitoring with email alerts is better than nothing.
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