Time running out for free credit monitoring after state tax hack

After March 31, South Carolina taxpayers will no longer be able to enroll in the free credit monitoring service offered after someone hacked into the South Carolina Department of Revenue computer system, stealing the filings of 6.4 million residents and businesses.

To enroll in Experian's ProtectMyID, either go online by visiting and entering the code SCDOR123, or by calling Experian's ProtectMyID Customer Service at 1 (866) 578-5422, Saturday and Sunday from 11 am - 8 pm.

You are encouraged to enroll online for time efficiency.

DOR's Data Breach Assistance Team will also be available throughout the weekend to assist individuals with the enrollment process, according to agency spokesperson Samantha Cheek.

The team can be reached at (803) 898-7638. The Data Breach Assistance Team was established to provide taxpayers with information regarding identity protection, and to coordinate with Experian to resolve any issues with enrollment or the fraud resolution services offered through ProtectMyID.

Individuals who claim minors as dependents should also be aware of the Family Secure deadline of May 31, 2013. Individuals must enroll with ProtectMyID by March 31, 2013 to be eligible to enroll any minor dependents by the May 31, 2013 Family Secure deadline.