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What is the Identity Theft Protection feature and why do I need it?

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Question: What is the Identity Theft Protection feature and why do I need it?

Answer: The Identity Theft Protection service helps protect you from online fraud by blocking access to known phishing sites and other types of fraudulent web sites.

Phishing sites will falsely pose as legitimate companies, like banks and credit card companies, in an attempt to solicit sensitive information such as passwords and credit card details.

Identity Theft Protection will display a warning whenever you are accessing a known phishing site. You will then have the choice to navigate away from the page or to accept the warning and proceed to the site. Identity Theft Protection will not scan for or block communications such as the phishing email, attempts to reply to phishing emails or fraudulent instant messages.

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