Thursday, May 5, 2011

Sony to Provide Complementary Enrollment in Identity Theft Protection Program

SCEA announced last weekend that it would be providing complementary enrollment in an I.D-Theft Protection Program for members of PSN and users of Qriocity. Sony will provide free enrollment in an ID-Theft Program courtesy of Debix Inc., onw of the nations most reputable I.D protection firms, and the enrollment will last for 12 months, and will include the following benefits:

  • "Cyber monitoring and surveillance of the Internet to detect exposure of an AllClear ID Plus customer’s personal information, including monitoring of criminal web sites and data recovered by law enforcement. If his/her personal information is found, the customer will be alerted by phone and/or email and will be provided advice and support regarding protective steps to take. The customer will also receive monthly identity status reports. Debix works with an alliance of cyber-crime experts from the government, academia and industry to provide these services.
  • Priority access to licensed private investigators and identity restoration specialists. If an AllClear ID Plus customer receives an alert, or otherwise suspects that he/she may be the victim of identity theft, the customer can speak directly, on a priority basis, with an on-staff licensed private investigator, who will conduct a comprehensive inquiry. In the case of an identity theft, the customer can work with an identity restoration specialist to contact creditors and others, and take necessary steps to restore the customer’s identity.
  • A $1 million identity theft insurance policy per user to provide additional protection in the event that an AllClear ID Plus customer becomes a victim of identity theft. This insurance would provide financial relief of up to $1 million for covered identity restoration costs, legal defense expenses, and lost wages that occur within 12 months after the stolen identity event."

Sony Is being very generous towards PSN and Qriocity users. Maybe the PSN outage isnt that bad after all. This is probably only a small incentive in light of whats to come.

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