N.E. FCU Offers Identity TheftProgram

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WILLISTON, Vt. - (02/14/05) -- New England FCU said it will offerits members a broad program aimed at fighting identity theft freeof charge. The Identity Theft 911 service will provide members apersonal advocate to help resolve identity thefts; systematicnotification of agencies, businesses and institutions of a theft; afile creation for insurance and police records; credit reports fromthe three credit bureaus; one year of credit monitoring and fraudmonitoring; a year of follow-up alerts, phone calls and statuschecks to avoid recurrence. Vermont's largest credit union willalso offer its 66,000 members a credit monitoring service to helpthem prevent identity theft form ever taking place, and up to$25,000 in potential compensation to help defray the cost of lostwages or legal fees in restoring a stolen identity. Separately,Monterey CU also said it signed with Identity Theft 911 to provideits membrs with the free service.

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