The rising cost of protecting your identity

Wednesday, 26 May 2004, 5:21 AM EST

The prevalence of credit card fraud and other identity-related crimes has given rise to a cottage industry of services aimed at protecting people from falling victim.

These products include access to credit reports, e-mail alerts about changes in your credit status, and insurance that can cover expenses you might incur in righting any wrongs.

While some services are offered for free by financial institutions, others cost well over $100 a year.

At CNN.

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