Credit Sesame Launches Free Identity Theft Protection Service

Credit Sesame free identity theft protection service

Credit Sesame launched a new, free Identity Protection service today which we knew was coming. We now have some more details about this new service.

Credit Sesame hopes adding identity theft protection to their suite of other no-cost services will put them in the position to offer “services similar to LifeLock, Bankrate and Credit Karma into one seamless, totally free service.” As with their other services, the standard Identity Protection comes with no cost, and there is no credit card required to sign-up for it. They claim that the new service will help consumers take immediate and effective action to stop the theft, minimize the damage if theft does occur, and help to restore


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6 Responses to Credit Sesame Launches Free Identity Theft Protection Service

  1. Will says:

    Great move by Credit Sesame. It should be noted that identity theft insurance only covers expenses relating to restoring your identity and not money stolen from bank accounts.

  2. If you have a credit freeze, then this sort of service would be a moot point, right? As even they would not have access to your credit reports?

  3. jeffrey says:

    Correct — you would have to unfreeze it to give them access.

  4. Jamie says:

    Amy- you could use Quizzle, even with a credit freeze you can get a report and score without unfreezing.

  5. billy says:

    It always good to have the option of a free service like this, but it’s important to remember that when something is free, you (and your information) are the one that it being sold.

  6. Hal says:

    Credit Freeze and monitoring help you with financial identity theft

    but nearly half of all identity theft is medical

    no free service is going to help you there

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