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MADISON- The multiple cases of identity theft are creating the need for more classes to help people understand how to protect themselves.
Mike Masino is a Madison College Information Security professor. He said his class size more than doubled in seven years. But, if people are past learning, they can pay for protection instead.
In fact, American Family offers identity theft insurance for $25 dollars a year with a $250 dollar deductible. Agents said you get preventative tips, education, and a dedicated fraud specialist who can give you the right forms and people to help if you get hacked.
“The potential harm to your identity is tremendous compared to a relatively minimal cost for the coverage,” said Bill Eberlie, American Family Insurance.
“It's not that companies don't take really good steps to prevent this kind of stuff, it's just somebody always finds a way in,” said Masino.
Masino reminds people that identity theft is a persistent problem. He recommends changing out your credit and debit cards every six months. Companies like Lifelock and Trusted ID can also monitor your finances.
In the case of Unity, the CWO is offering a year of free protection services through ID experts. You can contact them at 888-738-3786.Thursday, January 30 2014, 09:40 PM CST
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