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The Best Credit Monitoring Companies

Credit monitoring services can help protect you from identity theft and fraud. But there are a few things to know before signing up:

  • If you pay for credit monitoring, it can cost upwards of $30 
  • With the extraordinary amount of credit fraud, it’s probably worth the cost for the peace of mind, especially if you’re about to apply for a home loan or refinance, or if you’re already the victim of identity theft 
  • If you buy credit monitoring, understand the services included, and when and how you can cancel if you need to
  • Some financial institutions offer free services that track credit scores on a limited basis; you can also do many credit monitoring services yourself for free by getting a credit freeze or reviewing your credit report for errors