Products that help protect you from fraud

Identity theft is on the rise and The New York Times recently reviewed several new products that might help protect against this kind of fraud. Some new services will notify you if a credit card or change of address form has been filed with your name. Others let you find out if your sensitive personal information is vulnerable to attack.

Microsoft has identity theft tools built into many of its products. For example, Internet Explorer 8 helps you identify fake Web sites with Extended Validation Certificates and the SmartScreen Filter. And Windows Live Hotmail lets you click a button to report suspected phishing e-mail messages.

For more information on how to use Microsoft products to help protect you and your family from fraud, see Microsoft Online Safety: Fraud Protection.

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Eve Blakemore

Group Manager, Trustworthy Computing

Eve Blakemore is a Group Manager for Trustworthy Computing who delivers consumer guidance around the latest trends in security and privacy. Eve joined Microsoft in 1998 and has worked in corporate and field roles with Microsoft Learning, US Public Sector, Read more »