Helping South Carolina Business Owners Protect Their Business Credit

Update: Due to the positive feedback we’ve received, we’re extending this offer to South Carolina business owners until 12/31/2014. Any business registered in South Caroline can help to protect their sensitive business information by registering for our CreditAlert product free of charge.

Recently, South Carolina’s Department of Revenue was subjected to an unprecedented data attack, in which approximately 3.6 million Social Security numbers and 387,000 credit or debit card numbers have been exposed. This is a massive scale security breach – affecting over 75% of the state’s residents.

At Dun & Bradstreet Credibility Corp., we are proud of our record of doing what we can to help businesses prosper, and we are deeply concerned about our business partners in South Carolina who are at risk of having their personal and business credit used fraudulently. As strong advocates of the proper use of credit and credibility, we are committed to ensuring that businesses can count on their credit ratings to accurately reflect their trustworthiness and financial strength.

We have spoken to South Carolina’s Governor Nikki Haley and together have formulated a plan to help South Carolina’s businesses address this emergency situation. To that end, we are offering our CreditAlert product to companies doing business in South Carolina (roughly a $250 annual value). The cost will be waived for South Carolina businesses that register prior to 01/31/2013.  This service will help ensure that businesses see exactly where their credit stands; it allows business owners to see when their credit scores change, when there are business inquiries, and when there is potential fraudulence or other threats.

South Carolina business owners and managers seeking more information or looking to sign up can call our  Credit Advisors at 800-279-9881, or visit www.DandB.com/SC.  (We strongly recommend using the online option as wait times on the phone continue to be long reflecting the number of callers being served.)

For businesses in South Carolina, the ability to monitor credit for inconsistances has never been more important, and we at Dun & Bradstreet Credibility Corp. are proud to do our part during this time of need.

About Jeff Stibel

Jeffrey Stibel is Chairman and CEO of Dun & Bradstreet Credibility Corp. Jeff was previously President and CEO of Web.com, Inc. (NASDAQ: WWWW) and General Manager of United Online, Inc. (NASDAQ: UNTD). Prior to United Online, Jeff was founder and CEO of Simpli.com, now part of ValueClick, Inc. (NASDAQ: VCLK). Jeff currently sits on the boards of numerous private and public companies including The Search Agency, EdgeCast Networks, BrainGate and Autobytel (NASDAQ: ABTL), as well as academic boards for Tufts University and Brown University. Jeff is the author of numerous academic and business articles, including the book Wired for Thought and is the named inventor on the U.S. patent for search engine interfaces. He was the recipient of the Brain and Behavior Fellowship while studying for his PhD at Brown University.

You can learn a lot more about Jeff's approach to business on his Harvard Business Review blog, as well as by following him on Twitter (@stibel), Google+ (Jeff Stibel) Facebook (/stibel).

Comments

  1. I would like info on your offer.
    I Iive in and have a business
    In SC. Thank you

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  1. [...] via Helping South Carolina Business Owners Protect Their Business Credit « D&B Credibility Insights. [...]

  2. [...] upon thousands of South Carolina business owners recently experienced a breech in their business tax information.  Over 650,000 businesses in the South Carolina department of revenue database were affected.   [...]

  3. […] The city has worked to notify those whose information may have been hacked. However, we wanted to provide the affected businesses with a means to monitor and protect their business credit information. We pride ourselves in helping small businesses to thrive, and it’s imperative that the information within a business’s credit report be trustworthy. We decided to take a page from our action after South Carolina was hacked. […]

  4. […] have access to all business assets without authorized users being aware.  Hackers can also access government files in the case of South Carolina or customer files in the case of Target and get personal, business, and payment information that […]

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