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Free identity protection & credit monitoring via Home Depot

submitted on September 16, 2014 by YanBz in "Stores / Merchants"
If you have shopped at a Home Depot store in April 2014 or later, and used a credit card at checkout, you are eligible for one free year of identity protection and credit monitoring. Just go to this site and sign up:

I think I will sign up once the 12 months run out I got from Target after their data breach.
1. Do you monitor your credit?
2. Do you plan to sign up fo monitoring?
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    Posted by mdshopper1 on September 16, 2014 [reply] 0 0
    i guess i am still eligible even if i used a home depot credit card?
    • HouTex
      Posted by HouTex on September 23, 2014 [reply] 0 0
      I don't think they check. You enter you name and email address and they send you a coverage code by email, along with instructions on how to activate your AllClear PRO Service.

      We were notified by Discover that they are replacing our credit cards, and the Wall Street Journal reported that other banks are doing the same.
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    • HouTex
      Posted by HouTex on September 23, 2014 [reply] 0 0
      This blog http://tech.blogs.starnewsonli.....n-targets/ claims that Home Depot ignored warnings years before the breach from their own cybersecurity team about a vulnerabilty in their system and the team resigned over the company's failure to do something about it. Eeek
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    Posted by YanBz on September 29, 2014 [reply] 0 0
    I received this email from them earlier this week:

    Dear Valued Customer,

    As you may have heard, on September 8, 2014, we confirmed that our payment data systems have been breached, which could potentially impact customers using payment cards at our U.S. and Canadian stores. On September 18, 2014, we confirmed that the malware used in the breach has been eliminated from our U.S. and Canadian stores and that we have completed a major payment security project that provides enhanced encryption of payment data at point of sale throughout our U.S. stores, offering significant new protection for customers. There is no evidence that debit PIN numbers were compromised or that checks were impacted. Additionally, there is no evidence that the breach has impacted stores in Mexico or customers who shopped online at

    We are offering customers who used a payment card at a Home Depot store in 2014, from April on, 12 months of free identity protection services, including credit monitoring, beginning on September 19, 2014. We apologize for the frustration and anxiety this may cause you and we thank you for your patience during this time.

    For more information, please visit our website where you’ll find frequently asked questions, helpful tips, our Important Customer Notice, and information about how to take advantage of the free identity protection services, including credit monitoring. Should you have questions regarding the authenticity of this email or any additional questions over the coming days and weeks, please call 1-800-HOMEDEPOT.

    We hope this information is useful and we appreciate your continued support.

    The Home Depot

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