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Businesses were also breached in security data theft

Follow the links below for help

Published on Thursday, November 1, 2012

There is a good chance that business owners in Greer, among 657,000 in South Carolina, may have had their tax information stolen in the unprecedented security breach at the state Department of Revenue (DOR).

Gov. Nikki Haley, in a press conference Wednesday, said that in addition to the 3.6 million consumers the DOR claimed had their records breached, every business should join the consumers who have filed state taxes since 1998 to sign up for protection.

It hasn’t been determined how many businesses and consumers have been affected by the tax data theft.

Here’s where to go for South Carolina data theft help:

Business credit monitoring

Sign up for free lifetime monitoring from Dun & Bradstreet starting at 8 a.m. Friday. Go to http://www.dandb.com/sc/ or call (800) 279-9881. There is no registration deadline.

Experian also began offering free lifetime monitoring for businesses beginning Thursday.

Consumer credit monitoring

Consumers can sign up for one year of free credit monitoring and insurance, and lifetime ID theft-resolution services. Go to protectmyid.com/scdor (use the code “scdor123”) or call (866) 578-5422. The deadline to register is Jan. 31.

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