CSID to Provide Identity Protection for South Carolina Taxpayers
Columbia, SC (October 8, 2013) --- Eligible South Carolina taxpayers can sign up and receive state-provided identity protection coverage through CSID, at www.scidprotection.com or 855-880-2743, beginning October 24, 2013. The deadline to enroll is October 1, 2014.
Until CSID enrollment is open, taxpayers are encouraged to visit www.scidprotection.com for more information about the services provided. Additionally, taxpayers have the option to contact CSID now at 855-880-2743 for more information or for a representative to call the individual back for enrollment when it becomes available.
CSID, the leading provider of global, enterprise-level identity protection and fraud detection technologies and solutions, was selected to assist South Carolina taxpayers whose personal identifying information was potentially compromised during the Department of Revenue security breach in 2012.
“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.
CSID’s identity protection is a comprehensive service to ensure the protection of an identity through credit and other identity monitoring. These services include credit monitoring from TransUnion, online black market internet surveillance, monitoring of court records and pay day loans, change of address alerts, as well as a Social Security number trace, sex offender monitoring, identity theft insurance and identity restoration.
Minor dependents, adult dependents, and businesses are also eligible for CSID enrollment beginning October 24, 2013.
“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.
For more information, contact:
INK Public Relations for CSID