JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – With what seems like a new data breach every month, credit monitoring is a sound investment.
But the cost can really add up. Fortunately for active duty military and National Guard members, they won't have to pay. It's thanks to a new program introduced by the Federal Trade Commission.
As of Oct. 31, three credit reporting agencies – Equifax, Experian and TransUnion – are provided the service completely free of charges. That's an average savings of $70 a person.
To take advantage of the program, just sign up for credit monitoring through each of the credit reporting firms. On each of their websites, there's a link for eligible service members:
It's that simple.