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Identity theft protection now available for S.C. businesses
The SC Department of Revenue (DOR) announced that all S.C. businesses that have filed taxes since 1998 are eligible for free credit monitoring services.
At least 657,000 businesses have had their tax information jeopardized by a cyber attack on DOR that occurred last month.
Starting today, businesses can sign up for CreditAlert through Dun Bradstreet. Visit http://www.dandb.com/sc/ or call 1-800-279-9881.
Experian is offering impacted S.C. businesses a self-monitoring service that allows unlimited access to a company’s business credit report and score.
Gov. Nikki Haley and SC Law Enforcement Division Chief Mark Keel encouraged anyone who has filed a S.C. tax return since 1998 to take the following steps:
- Call 1-866-578-5422 to enroll in a consumer protection service. (The call center is open 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Friday and 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday).
- Or if you wish to bypass the telephone option, visit www.protectmyid.com/scdor .Enter the code SCDOR123 when prompted. S.C. taxpayers have until the end of January 2013 to sign up.