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AAA alerts me to stolen credit card

Jeremy Simon

Over the weekend, AAA told me that my credit card had been stolen.

Getting an e-mail from AAA — primarily known for roadside assistance, travel information and membership discounts — about my credit in itself wasn’t unusual. That’s because back in 2009, I signed up for the free credit monitoring provided through my membership with the Texas chapter of the automobile association.

As part of that monitoring, I receive monthly e-mails alerting me to any changes in my credit report. Typically, those e-mails indicate all is well.

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Equifax promotes credit monitoring to its employees following tax mailing mishap

Jeremy Simon

U.S. credit bureaus typically advertise their credit monitoring services as a way for consumers to keep tabs on any unusual account activity. However, credit bureau Equifax was recently prompted to highlight the service to its own employees after a mailing potentially exposed the Social Security numbers of current and former workers.
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Check your inbox for free TransUnion credit monitoring

Jeremy Simon

This morning, I got an e-mail announcing that I had been awarded six months of free credit monitoring as the result of class action settlement with credit bureau TransUnion. Check your inbox — you might have scored some free credit monitoring, too.
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TransUnion settlement details emerge

Jeremy Simon

Further details have emerged about what consumers stand to gain from the settlement of a class action lawsuit against credit reporting giant TransUnion. The details revolve around the words “millions” and “billions.”
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