Houston, TX-- In the past two years an unprecedented number of shocking identity thefts have left North Americans gasping. Such major companies as Target, Anthem, and Home Depot have suffered major theft of customer files causing millions of credit cards to be canceled.
A new site is now helping consumers choose effective Identity Protection at www.identitytheftlabs.com. The site reviews all the pertinent features of plans from major providers like LifeLock, Identity Guard, IdentityForce, and Trusted ID.
Visitors to IndentityTheftLabs.com can easily see the levels of protection offered for fraud detection, database monitoring, bank account alerts, credit bureau monitoring and much more.
"The accent this year is on immediate detection and notification. Once your information is compromised, it only takes thieves a few minutes to steal thousands of dollars from you," said John Armstrong, manager of IndentityTehftLabs.com.
Authorities say sophisticated thieves take credit card information, bank account logins, and more from stolen computers, hacked databases, and phishing scams that trick consumers into handing over their information.
Financial information like credit card numbers and bank account login are sold quickly in online black markets for as little as $5. Within a matter of minutes a credit card can be maxed out by thieves making purchases all over the world.
Identity Theft Labs has earned an outstanding reputation since its founding 8 years ago helping consumers find the quality identity protection they need.
"This can be a very technical field. Often people don't really know what they need. They can pay a lot for features that won't do them much good while neglecting to get the protection they require," Armstrong said.
Identity Theft Labs' established reputation in the industry lets them negotiate reduced fees for those who use the site. Deep discounts are offered for all the major identity protection providers.
Other factors can also be monitored like credit bureau monitoring and alerts about sex offenders. Studies show that credit bureaus often have wrong or misleading data reported for individuals. One of the key methods for raising a credit score is to find these errors and have bureaus correct them.
"Recently we have seen a big rise in the awareness and concern the public has about identity theft. With the very serous breaches we've seen, one has to wonder what is next," Armstrong said.
Reports show identity theft is now an international problem with criminal cartels getting into the act as millions in stolen funds circulate worldwide. Individual vigilance through identity protection is seen as the best way to fight back.
Contact: John Armstrong