@Zerabp, Nope, I emailed Sony about it and they sent me a email back stating it was for the US,Europe and Japan only. That everywhere else is "tough luck" and if you want that protection "we" ie not Sony have to pay for it. Gee thanks Sony, you screw up and my info gets stolen. My credit card had to be cancelled and my bank account got comprimised and I had to switch that as well, and then Sony is telling me "tough luck". Ugh, Sony is making me really mad right now.
Sony begins accepting applications for AllClearID Plus Identity Theft Protection for PlayStation Network and Qriocity customers.
Earlier this month, Sony announced it would be offering free identity-theft protection services for the 77 million PlayStation Network users whose personal information was compromised by the service's data breach. The company said that US-based PSN users and customers of Qriocity, Sony's music-streaming service, would receive 12 free months of coverage in Debix, Inc.'s AllClearID Plus program.
Now, Sony has begun accepting sign-ups for the AllClearID Plus program through the official US PlayStation website. To receive an activation code for the service, users should submit the e-mail address used to register their existing PlayStation Network or Qriocity account. The activation e-mail should arrive 72 hours after the application is submitted.
The AllClearID Plus service includes an insurance policy to provide up to $1 million to cover the impact of identity theft, including legal defense fees and lost pay within a year of the PSN security breach. Additionally, the company will monitor "criminal websites and data recovered by law enforcement" for users' data. If that personal information is found, users will receive a phone call or e-mail notifying them and suggesting protective steps. Additionally, customers whose information turns up during monitoring will be able to speak with AllClearID private investigators and specialists to assist in contacting creditors.
@everyone here It's free you don't enter any Credit Card info at all you will not be billed at all after the year is up.
This gives authorities 12 months to track down and stop the thieves who stole the information. Hopefully this is enough time. Otherwise there might be some problems come June/July 2012. I don't see why people would refuse to take this offer. It may not make everything better, but it's better than not being protected at all. You don't have to renew with Debix next year. You can choose any other provider at any time.
@Zerabp @all the international PSN Users different countries have different laws regarding identity theft fraud etc. Sony has already confirmed it is working out a similar deal for European nations, Australia , and Japan respectively. --- I don't live in any of those countries. I live in Canada,and they have yet to say anything about us. Sony obviously doesn't care about us at all, otherwise they would do the same thing that Japan,Europe,Australia and US users will be getting for id protection. But Canada, nope, screw them AGAIN.
So wait, they screw up and now they're putting on a service that you have to pay for? That way the next time it happens they don't have to claim liability? Sorry but I'll stick with my XBXL fees where everything is covered. Sony is just prancing around this pay to play ideal. Don't call me a fan boy, and don't say that I'm condoning pay to play. I strongly believe that since I'm buying the game I should get access to all features without additional fees. However, I do not agree that unless I pay for some protection, that should be promised when using their service, I'm going to have to foot the bill for any theft. You want us to pay for DLC, you want us to pay for extra content, and you want us to pay to watch movies. You should be protecting our information free of charge.
Gee, hope the hackers that have all the credit card info don't read this and decide to do nothing with the number for 12 months... lol.
The first 12 months free being the key words in this, How much are they gonna charge owners of their products for this service after the first year? @Zerabp Thats because Japan isnt a country full of idiots (I am an american sadly). I agree that the entire system should be shut down until Sony proves that their security systems are greatly improved.
Yay! PSN is all clear.(is it online now?) I've been tearing my hair out for psn for a long time now!
@all the international PSN Users different countries have different laws regarding identity theft fraud etc. Sony has already confirmed it is working out a similar deal for European nations, Australia , and Japan respectively. Japan won't even allow PSN online until 1. Both it's recently rebuilt security measures prove adequate and 2. They have a similar program worked out for Japanese customers. So yes while you will have to wait a bit longer than the US chances are good that you will receive you protection plan before PSN is even up in Japan.
Just bring back the damn store so I can play online with my $60 Dirt 3, enter my code for my Mortal Kombat CE for only $100 and my code for L.A, Noire, another easy $60. I simply ask for that Sony.If the store isnt there for my next purchase, I swear I'll begin to buy multo plat games on the 360, I'm tired of this now
would receive 12 free months of coverage in Debix, Inc.'s AllClearID Plus program. ^^ appreciate the program, but what happens after a year, are we SOL if the hackers decide to identity thief us?
after 1 year, they automatically charge you their daily fee of 10$ or steal you identity and rack up 1 million $ in charges!!!!
2 months later: "AllClearID is reporting that they were hacked last week, and full credit reports including social security numbers were stolen from 40 million users."
That's good, but... "account holders must be residents of the United States"... so what about the rest of us?
Shnapoodle, they're giving you a 12 month subscription to the service for free, that's all it covers.
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