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August 1, 2008

Consumer Guide to Identity Monitoring Services
The Privacy Rights Clearinghouse (PRC) says that many credit monitoring services are overpriced and not worth the money they cost. The San Diego-based advocacy group has released an online guide with tips on selecting identity-theft monitoring services. The guide's author, PRC's director of policy and advocacy Paul Stephens, recommends consumers do their homework when considering monitoring services, as free and low-cost solutions that provide the same amount of protection as higher-cost products are available.