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What Gives? LifeLock Uses Equifax to Protect You From Equifax Breach

What Gives? LifeLock Uses Equifax to Protect You From Equifax Breach

Equifax breach victims signing up for identity theft protection with LifeLock beware.

LifeLock is using Equifax credit reporting and monitoring services to protect customers from the Equifax breach, according to this story in The Los Angeles Times.

That's right. It's a conundrum. This isn't the first time that LifeLock has raised eyebrows.

According to Michael Hiltzik's story in the Times:

"Lifelock doesn’t have an especially sterling record for delivering what it promises to customers. In 2015, the company paid $100 million to settle Federal Trade Commission charges stemming from an earlier complaint that it vastly overstated how well it secured customer data and the level of protection it offered from ID theft."