SC to Award New Contract for ID Theft Protection for Taxpayers - WCBD-TV: News, Weather, and Sports for Charleston, SC

SC to Award New Contract for ID Theft Protection for Taxpayers

Posted: Updated:
If the contract is finalized, CSID would start providing ID theft protection to state taxpayers whose personal information was stolen by a hacker who broke into the state Department of Revenue's computers last year. If the contract is finalized, CSID would start providing ID theft protection to state taxpayers whose personal information was stolen by a hacker who broke into the state Department of Revenue's computers last year.
COLUMBIA, SC -

South Carolina announced late Monday afternoon that it intends to award a contract for identity theft protection services to a company called CSID, or CSIdentity Corporation.

If the contract is finalized, CSID would start providing ID theft protection to state taxpayers whose personal information was stolen by a hacker who broke into the state Department of Revenue's computers last year.

Right now, Experian is providing credit monitoring to taxpayers who signed up for the service after the data breach. Experian decided not to pursue the new contract, but it has been sending emails to South Carolinians who signed up, offering to continue its coverage, at a cost to each taxpayer of $11.88 for a year. The Experian coverage will end October 24th for the first people who enrolled.

This new service is being paid for by the state. The contract is for a maximum of $8.5 million. It could be less if fewer people sign up. The state has the option to renew the contract for up to four more years, at a cost of no more than $6.5 million a year.

State officials say the new contract will provide you with more protection. Experian is currently providing daily monitoring of all three credit bureaus, and also provides $1 million in ID theft insurance and lifetime ID theft resolution services.

CSID will monitor only one of the three credit bureaus, Transunion. But state officials say almost all credit issuers and banks report to all three credit bureaus, so monitoring only one of them is usually sufficient.

CSID will also offer $1 million of ID theft insurance and full ID theft resolution services. It will provide that ID theft resolution service to any South Carolina taxpayers whose information was stolen, even if they don't enroll in CSID's ID theft protection.

But CSID will also provide additional protection that the current contract does not. It will provide:

  1. --Change of address monitoring, to make sure someone hasn't redirected your mail to another address.
  2. --Pay day loan monitoring, to notify you if someone has used your ID to take out a pay day loan.
  3. --Court and criminal record monitoring, to let you know if someone has used your name as an alias to commit crimes.
  4. --Social Security Number trace, which notifies you if your Social Security Number is used by someone with another name.
  5. --Cyber monitoring, which watches online black markets to see if your personal information is being bought, sold, or traded.
  6. --Sex Offender monitoring, which will let you know if someone uses your identity to register as a sex offender. It will also alert you to registered sex offenders in your area.

CSID will also monitor your children's identities.

Because it's a different company from Experian, you will have to enroll with CSID for the new service. Enrollment can't roll over automatically.

Enrollment is expected to start October 24th. If you did not enroll with Experian, you can still sign up with CSID if your information was stolen in the data breach.

A toll-free phone line will be set up so people who don't have computer access can sign up.

  • Governor to meet with leaders in Atlantic Beach Tuesday

    Governor to meet with leaders in Atlantic Beach Tuesday

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 10:18 AM EDT2014-07-29 14:18:06 GMT
    Governor Nikki Haley will be meeting with Atlantic Beach officials Tuesday morning. In May, she met with local leaders and said Bike Fest should end after this year's violence that coincided with the Memorial Day Bike Fest. During the May meeting, she privately met with several Horry County leaders including Myrtle Beach Mayor John Rhodes and Horry County Chairman Mark Lazarus. She was reportedly shown a five minute compilation of Bike Fest and Memorial Day Weekend clips found on YouTube. "I ...
    Governor Nikki Haley will be meeting with Atlantic Beach officials Tuesday morning. In May, she met with local leaders and said Bike Fest should end after this year's violence that coincided with the Memorial Day Bike Fest. During the May meeting, she privately met with several Horry County leaders including Myrtle Beach Mayor John Rhodes and Horry County Chairman Mark Lazarus. She was reportedly shown a five minute compilation of Bike Fest and Memorial Day Weekend clips found on YouTube. "I ...
  • General Motors award-winning & best-selling pick-up truck recalled 9 times

    General Motors award-winning & best-selling pick-up truck recalled 9 times

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 4:06 AM EDT2014-07-29 08:06:45 GMT
    The 2014 Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra have been recalled 6 times in 2014, which is more than any other vehicle sold in the country.Both pick-ups have seen 9 recalls issued since they went on sale last year. Those recalls did not affect all of the vehicles sold. Some were for fewer than 500 trucks for issues like loose floor mats.GM says the award-winning Silverado is still its best-selling vehicle in America and the Sierra is close behind.
    The 2014 Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra have been recalled 6 times in 2014, which is more than any other vehicle sold in the country.Both pick-ups have seen 9 recalls issued since they went on sale last year. Those recalls did not affect all of the vehicles sold. Some were for fewer than 500 trucks for issues like loose floor mats.GM says the award-winning Silverado is still its best-selling vehicle in America and the Sierra is close behind.
  • Nissan recalling addition 226,000 vehicles because of defective airbags

    Nissan recalling addition 226,000 vehicles because of defective airbags

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 3:56 AM EDT2014-07-29 07:56:40 GMT
    Nissan is recalling more than 226,000 additional vehicles over a defective air bag that has affected much of the global auto industry. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said Saturday that Nissan North America Inc. is recalling certain lines of its Infiniti, Maxima, Pathfinder and Sentra cars for the model years 2002 to 2004. Faulty air bags have already been blamed for the recall of millions of cars around the world in recent years, including those made by BMW, Chrysler, Ford...
    Nissan is recalling more than 226,000 additional vehicles over a defective air bag that has affected much of the global auto industry. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said Saturday that Nissan North America Inc. is recalling certain lines of its Infiniti, Maxima, Pathfinder and Sentra cars for the model years 2002 to 2004. Faulty air bags have already been blamed for the recall of millions of cars around the world in recent years, including those made by BMW, Chrysler, Ford...
Powered by WorldNow

210 W. Coleman Blvd.
Mt. Pleasant, SC 29464

Telephone: 843.216.4875
Fax: 843.881.3410
Email: news@wcbd.com

Can't find something?
Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Media General Communications Holdings, LLC. A Media General Company.