Wednesday April 10, 2019 Identity Fraud News
Dark web monitoring: Useful way to fight identity theft or marketing hype?
Many consumers are confused about what ‘dark web monitoring’ can really do, survey finds.
By Herb Weisbaum
Many people are making false assumptions about that, according to a new survey by the Consumer Federation of America (CFA). The survey found that: 36 percent of those who’d seen ads for dark web monitoring incorrectly believed identity theft services can remove their personal information from the dark web. (They can’t.) 37 percent mistakenly believe these services can prevent stolen information sold on the dark web from being used. (They can’t.) The reality is: No one can erase the data that winds up in this underground cyber-marketplace or prevent it from being sold, exchanged or used. ...read full article