Study: Identity theft affected nearly 13 million Americans last year
- Up to $1 million in identity theft insurance coverage with no deductible
- 24/7 credit monitoring and alerts
- Unlimited access to credit report and credit score
- Lost wallet protection with one-call service
DEARBORN, Mich., Aug. 31, 2015 – Lincoln Automotive Financial Services is taking steps to defend its U.S. clients against credit and identity theft with a complimentary protection package. Every two seconds, another American is the victim of identity theft – and fraudsters stole $16 billion from 12.7 million U.S. consumers last year, according to Javelin1.
“At Lincoln Automotive Financial Services, we take pride in creating an exceptional client experience,” said Krista Conyers, director of marketing. “This complimentary protection will alert our clients to activity affecting their credit and will help them restore their identity if it is compromised.”
The package includes access to VantageScore, a credit score developed jointly by the three major national credit reporting companies; identity theft protection with up to $1 million in identity theft insurance coverage and no deductible (some conditions and exclusions apply); around-the-clock credit monitoring and activity alerts with unlimited access to the client’s TransUnion Credit Report; and a dedicated identity restoration specialist to help clients restore their identities.
With lost wallet protection, Lincoln Automotive Financial Services clients may upload their driver’s license, credit card and other important numbers. If the wallet is ever missing, the client makes one phone call to a specialist who reports missing cards to the issuers and begins the replacement process.
The complimentary coverage is offered to clients who finance or lease with Lincoln Automotive Financial Services in the United States and lasts for two or three years, depending on the client’s financing term.
1. “2015 Identity Fraud Study,” Javelin Strategy & Research.