Budget and Control Board Director Marcia Adams announced Tuesday, Sept. 24, that after a competitive bid process, CSIdentity Corporation (CSID) has been awarded a contract to provide an additional year of free credit protection for eligible individuals.
Individuals whose information was potentially compromised in the Department of Revenue (DOR) security breach will be able to enroll in the credit protection and identity monitoring services provided by CSID on October 24. DOR and CSID will provide more details in the upcoming weeks.
In addition to comprehensive credit bureau monitoring, CSID offers specialized identity monitoring of events such as surveillance of internet and other media for use of personal identifying information. Black market identity monitoring provides internet surveillance to alert individuals if their identity has been stolen, allowing time to remediate before a fraudulent event can occur. If needed, CSID’s Identity Theft Restoration Services will restore the individual’s identity to a pre-compromised state and is available to all eligible individuals even if they have not enrolled with CSID.
DOR Director Bill Blume stated, “As an agency, the Department of Revenue has taken precautions to ensure the data entrusted to us is processed in a safe and secure environment. We encourage all eligible individuals to continue to protect their personal identifying information by enrolling with CSID. In a world where technology is ever-evolving, CSID offers more than credit protection services by providing the added protection of identity theft monitoring and credit restoration to best protect the citizens of South Carolina.”
Credit and identity theft protection will be available for those eligible including minor dependents, adult dependents, and those with no credit history. Protection for eligible businesses will also be available through CSID.
Credit protection services provided by CSID will end on October 31, 2014, unless the state chooses to extend the CSID contract. Individuals who enrolled with Experian are still covered for one year from the date of their enrollment, and can enroll in CSID’s credit protection service while still enrolled with Experian.