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Defending Against Identity Theft In The Military
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LysaMyers
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LysaMyers,
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5/6/2014 | 1:28:09 PM
Re: Away from home.
I wasn't able to find any indication either way, aside from some online Military-focused articles. Maybe someone out there reading this has some more insight?
Randy Naramore
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Randy Naramore,
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5/5/2014 | 3:37:41 PM
Re: Away from home.
Agree totally, protecting our military servicemen and servicewomen's livelihood while they are deployed is the least we can do for all they do for us.
Robert McDougal
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Robert McDougal,
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5/5/2014 | 2:39:37 PM
Re: Away from home.
Do you happen to know what if any security awareness training is offered to our soldiers?  Personally, other than in your article, I have never heard of the "Active Duty" credit freeze.  If there isn't any training, on this all too important topic, offered to our soldiers then I am ashamed of our government.

 
LysaMyers
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LysaMyers,
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5/5/2014 | 12:40:30 PM
Re: Away from home.
With the "Active Duty" alert, they get something stronger to protect themselves, as it not just monitors but freezes credit. But right now, it's "opt-in" rather than "opt-out" and many service members may not know about the option at all. I heartily agree it would be beneficial to all of us if there was something stronger available to protect people in the military. At least more education and encouragement to use the options that are already out there.
Robert McDougal
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Robert McDougal,
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5/5/2014 | 11:54:28 AM
Away from home.
Another issue that makes it easier for a soldiers identity to be stolen is the fact that many of them are outside the country for months at a time.  During this time an attacker can use the soldiers identity to perform a large variety of fraud that could go undetected for months or even years.

As a result, I propose that the federal government enlist the services of credit monitoring services for our deployed service men and women.  I know this is a cost, but what is the cost of not protecting them when they are out of the country?


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