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Posted at 02:32 PM ET, 07/11/2011

Sony extends deadline for fraud protection sign-up


Sony is extending the deadline to register for free ID theft protection services until July 31 for U.S. users.
Missed the deadline to redeem your voucher for fraud protection from Sony? You’re in luck.

In a blog post Friday, Sony announced that it is extending the deadline for the AllClearID Plus Identity protection program until July 31.

As the company announced after breaches to its PlayStation Network and Qriocity networks in April, users who had accounts with those services as of April 20 are eligible for a complimentary year of free ID protection.

This includes cyber monitoring and surveillance to detect whether a user’s information is being used fraudulently, access to private investigators and a $1 million identity theft insurance policy per user.

Users will get 12 months of free coverage from Debix, an identity protection firm, from the day they register.

The extended offer is only good for U.S. customers, though the company said it will release details for Canada and Latin America “soon.”

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