Millions May Be Victims of Recent ID Theft Schemes, RocketLawyer.com Provides Free Identity Theft Legal Center
August 19, 2009 (PRLEAP.COM) Lifestyle NewsSAN FRANCISCO (August 19, 2009) – With the recent news of the largest corporate data breach in U.S. history, it's crucial for all Americans to take control of their personal credit information to avoid becoming victims of credit card fraud and identity theft. Now RocketLawyer.com, the easy legal service™, is offering completely free identity theft help for everyone. The Identity Theft Legal Center is packed with essential identity theft recovery and protection information. It's also the easiest way to get a free credit freeze.
If you think your credit card or other private information (like your social security number) may have been compromised by an identity theft scam, a credit freeze is a powerful tool to protect yourself from loss. A credit freeze enables a person to lock his or her credit report, preventing unauthorized creation of new fraudulent loan accounts. Now available as a legal right in all 50 states, every citizen should consider a credit freeze as essential protection for themselves and their assets. Unfortunately, the rules for obtaining a credit freeze can be confusing and slightly different for each credit bureau and each state. Adding to the dilemma, services that promise to "take care of it" for consumers can be quite expensive – until now.
Rocket Lawyer.com takes both the hassle and the expense out of simple identity theft protection with an Easy Credit Freeze™ and identity theft legal help for everyone, free of charge. The Identity Theft Legal Center introduces simplicity and affordability to a process that can be stressful and intimidating. Highlights include:
- A free and interactive Easy Credit Freeze™
- Free legal tips with step by step instructions for preventing and recovering from identity theft
- A free legal consultation with a qualified lawyer (where available), and
- Over 40 completely free legal documents and letters for credit protection and recovery
As a free service available to everyone, the Identity Theft Legal Center is an ideal first stop, as well as an indispensible ongoing reference, for all consumers who want to take control of their identity.
"When we heard this week that millions of people may have had their credit card info stolen, we wanted to help," said Rob Elhardt, Rocket Lawyer's Senior VP of Product Management. "People need to get good information to deal with this crisis, and we're going to offer it completely free, with no obligation. Anybody can be a victim of identity theft – so it's essential that people know their rights, and that protection and recovery are easy and affordable."
In addition to the new Easy Credit Freeze, the Identity Theft Legal Center allows consumers to find a lawyer who can help with identity theft matters. Civil rights attorney Micha Star Liberty, who specializes in consumer matters in San Francisco, said "Identity theft is one of the most prevalent and insidious crimes today, and, it must be dealt with proactively. It is important to learn how to avoid becoming a victim in the first place, but of course, it's essential to take swift action if your credit becomes compromised. An attorney who specializes in consumer fraud can be your best advocate as you navigate the identity theft recovery process."
Visit the Identity Theft Legal Center at http://www.rocketlawyer.com/Identity-Theft/Identity-Theft.aspx
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