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Sony To Offer Complimentary ID Theft Protection

ID theft is no joke and when it comes to the recent events with the PlayStation Network, Sony has gone on the record to say that they will be giving all PSN and Qriocity users one year of complimentary Identification Protection. We have some of the details for you below but for the whole article head over to the PlayStation Blog.

The details of the program include, but are not limited to:

Cyber monitoring and surveillance of the Internet to detect exposure of an AllClear ID Plus customer’s personal information, including monitoring of criminal web sites and data recovered by law enforcement. If his/her personal information is found, the customer will be alerted by phone and/or email and will be provided advice and support regarding protective steps to take. The customer will also receive monthly identity status reports. Debix works with an alliance of cyber-crime experts from the government, academia and industry to provide these services.
Priority access to licensed private investigators and identity restoration specialists. If an AllClear ID Plus customer receives an alert, or otherwise suspects that he/she may be the victim of identity theft, the customer can speak directly, on a priority basis, with an on-staff licensed private investigator, who will conduct a comprehensive inquiry. In the case of an identity theft, the customer can work with an identity restoration specialist to contact creditors and others, and take necessary steps to restore the customer’s identity.
A $1 million identity theft insurance policy per user to provide additional protection in the event that an AllClear ID Plus customer becomes a victim of identity theft. This insurance would provide financial relief of up to $1 million for covered identity restoration costs, legal defense expenses, and lost wages that occur within 12 months after the stolen identity event.

Be on the look out for activation emails as they will start being sent over the next few days and be sure to sign-up by June 18th to redeem your code. Also just a word of advice if you know someone that has a PSN account let them know about what has been happening. I was talking to some parents and they knew their kids couldn’t play online but had no idea why and they had credit cards on file with Sony.

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  • good advice Scott about letting people know. The UK news broadcasters have not done a good job of informing people at all.

  • Its like we in the UK don’t use Playstations…. Other than that though I’m not holding my breath for SCEE to do anything worth mentioning… At best I expect a couple of free mini games though I for one wont ever use a credit card again to buy stuff on PSN. I’ll buy a PSN card from a bricks and mortar shop in future. I do think this outage is comically long now. Either Sony were running software so out of date its taking forever to get up to the standards required by their new security buddies or they’re completely useless – and I don’t know which one is more scary!