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 Protecting yourself from people stealing your identity is very important in this modern age. With the click of a button someone on a different continent could steal your financial information with ease. They can do this without you even knowing, until you get a statement in the mail telling you that you owe thousands of dollars in fees for purchases that you never made. So is it worth it to protect yourself from this threat? The answer is YES.

Like the warranties on TVs or other electronics, sometimes insurance can be a rip off. This is because in most cases you will find yourself not in the need of having the insurance to begin with. However, in the case that you do need the insurance, it is always safe to have it. This is because if you have the insurance, more than likely you will be reimbursed the stolen total and the credit card company will help you find the person who stole your funds. 

Credit card protection could help save your finances, credit report, and overall livelihood. While paying extra for the option may seem like a bard idea in the short run, you can almost be guaranteed you will be happy that you had it in the long run.

This Financial Services article was written by Colby Almond on 5/13/2010

Colby Almond was a 2008 graduate from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with degrees in Public Policy and Economics. He is currently the Director of Social Media for Virante INC