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Definition Edit

Credit monitoring (also called credit report monitoring) is

a commercial service that can assist individuals in early detection of instances of identity theft, thereby allowing them to take steps to minimize the harm. A credit monitoring service typically notifies individuals of changes that appear in their credit report, such as creation of a new account or new inquiries to the file.[1]

References Edit

  1. Information Security: Agency Responses to Breaches of Personally Identifiable Information Need to Be More Consistent, at 3 n.6.

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