CSID Awarded Contract to Provide Identity Protection Coverage to South Carolina Taxpayers
Columbia, SC (October 4, 2013) --- The South Carolina Budget and Control Board today announced that CSID, a leading provider of global enterprise-level identity protection and fraud detection technologies and solutions, has received the award to assist South Carolina taxpayers whose personal information was compromised during the 2012 Department of Revenue (DOR) security breach.
Eligible taxpayers will be able to enroll either online or over the phone with CSID’s state-provided identity protection coverage by no later than October 24, 2013. The deadline to enroll is October 1, 2014.
“I applaud the state Budget and Control Board for selecting a vendor whose services offer comprehensive identity protection solutions for not only South Carolina individuals, but businesses as well. CSID’s services provide a range of credit and identity monitoring proven to cover potential identity theft, and we hope that all eligible taxpayers will take advantage of the state-provided service through CSID,” said DOR Director Bill Blume.
In addition to comprehensive credit bureau monitoring, CSID offers specialized identity monitoring of events such as surveillance of internet and other media for use of personal identifying information. Black market identity monitoring provides internet surveillance to alert individuals if their identity has been stolen, allowing time to remediate before a fraudulent event can occur. If needed, CSID’s Identity Theft Restoration Services will restore the individual’s identity to a pre-compromised state and is available to all eligible individuals even if they have not enrolled with CSID.
Minor dependents, adult dependents, and businesses will be eligible for CSID enrollment no later than October 24, 2013.
In the coming weeks, CSID will launch an enrollment outreach plan to educate the taxpayers of South Carolina on the state-provided services available.
“Data breaches continue to grow in frequency and severity of impact to both organizations and affected individuals,” said Joe Ross, president of CSID. “CSID offers a comprehensive array of identity protection solutions and services to assist in the mitigation of a data breach event. Our coverage will not only provide incremental identity theft protection for the impacted citizens of South Carolina, but we are also able to offer these services at a price that is cost-effective to the state.”
For more information or a list of frequently asked questions, please visit the DOR website at www.sctax.org/security.
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