ZoneAlarm® Identity Protection Center

Prevent Identity Theft - ID Theft prevention tips and services

Learn how you can prevent your ID from being stolen, both online and offline. Find useful Identity Theft prevention tips from ZoneAlarm.

90 percent of data compromise takes place through traditional channels, not via a PC or the Internet.1

4 Easy Things You Can Do:

Opt out of receiving offers of credit in the mail from the three nationwide consumer reporting companies - and avoid ID theft from dumpster diving, mailbox theft and mail diversion. Pre-approved credit offers carry a lot of sensitive financial information which an identity thief can use to create a profile on you and then steal your credit.

Call 1-888-5-OPTOUT (1-888-567-8688) or opt out on.line at http://www.optoutprescreen.com. We've found the online opt out more quick and reliable. You will be asked to provide your SSN which the consumer reporting companies need to match you with your file.

Want more info? Visit the FTC site



Protect your PC from online identity thieves with ZoneAlarm® Extreme Security. Stops hackers and spyware from stealing your personal data in one easy-to-use application. Includes one year free IDENTITY GUARD® Good Start identity protection services.

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Read our "How to Protect Your Family's PC" Quick Reference Guide.

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Freeze your credit to make it impossible for someone (including you) to apply for credit unless you specifically lift the freeze. This is possible only in several states and is free if you have proof of being an identity theft victim.

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Paid Services Through Our Partner:




IDENTITY GUARD® Total Protection - $14.99/month offer
(with 1st month free)

Comprehensive monitoring of all 3 Credit Bureaus, the Internet and Public Records fight identify theft

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More Precautions at Home:

  • Use extra strong security for your wireless connection such as from the ZoneAlarm® Secure Wireless Router Z100G. This is the first comprehensive security solution for home networks combines unsurpassed security with an extended-range/super-fast wireless router and print server.
  • Lock your laptop at all times whether in your car, office, or home. It may seem embarrassing to do this, but it's easy and you're better safe than sorry!
  • Get a locking mailbox to prevent mail theft.
  • Shred all mail with information identifying you. (Make sure to keep your shredder out of reach of small children or get one that is child safe if need be.) You can also get a CD shredder.
  • Sign up for online statements and bill pay.
  • Stop telemarketers from contacting you. Register on the FTC-run National Do Not Call Registry. Fewer telemarketing phone calls reduce the chance of scammers reaching you.

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Resource Guides

FTC Deter-Detect-Defend Guide
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ZoneAlarm's Protect Your Family's PC Guide
has comprehensive information about online safe guards against viruses, phishing, and other threats.

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