More Consumers Are Victims of Data Breaches in 2017

Cyberthieves took the theft of U.S. consumers’ personal information to record levels in 2017. The total number of 2017 data breaches topped 1,300, an increase of more than 21 percent over the record set in 2016, according to the Identity Theft Resource Center (ITRC). More than 172.4 million records were exposed in data breaches last year – 371 percent increase over the total records exposed in 2016.

Thieves hacked records that contained social security numbers, dates of birth, driver’s license data, credit card information, full names and addresses. To combat the increasing likelihood of ID theft, a ScoreSense® membership will allow you to regularly review your credit reports and scores – and alert you to changes in your credit file and suspicious activity involving your personal information.


Now more than ever, it’s important that consumers monitor their credit reports and scores. Here’s how a ScoreSense membership helps:

As a paid member, we provide you with unlimited access to your reports and scores from all three credit bureaus. Monthly updates from TransUnion, Equifax and Experian show you exactly where you stand and why.

We monitor your credit report, every day, for important changes or suspicious activity. When a key change occurs, you’ll get a ScoreSense credit alert. You’ll get details about what occurred, what it means, and the steps to take to protect your credit.

Credit Specialists will be standing by to help. If you have questions and concerns about your credit, you get one-on-one help, every time you call.

If your identity is compromised, we’ve got you covered. As a ScoreSense member, we cover you for up to $1 million in Identity Theft Insurance* to help offset the cost of restoring your credit and good name should identity thieves strike.

Keep informed about where you stand no matter where you are. Our Scores To Go® app lets you instantly access your scores, reports and tools to track activity anytime, anywhere.

In today’s digital age, data breaches are the new normal, and so should monitoring your credit reports and scores to stop hackers in their tracks. Begin your all-access, free 7-day trial through ScoreSense and get your three-bureau credit scores and reports, plus monitoring of your credit profile.


* Identity Theft Insurance underwritten by insurance company subsidiaries or affiliates of American International Group, Inc. The description herein is a summary and intended for informational purposes only and does not include all terms, conditions and exclusions of the policies described. Please refer to the actual policies for terms, conditions, and exclusions of coverage. Coverage may not be available in all jurisdictions.

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