The S.C. Department of Revenue announced on October 26, 2012 that approximately 3.6 million Social Security numbers and 387,000 credit and debit card numbers have been exposed in a cyber attack . Anyone who has filed a South Carolina tax return since 1998 is urged to:

Visit and use the activation code SCDOR123

Under a deal negotiated with a credit monitoring agent, South Carolina citizens whose tax returns were hacked will be eligible for fraud resolution for life.

Experian’s ProtectMyID™ Alert is designed to detect, protect and resolve potential identity theft, and includes daily monitoring of all three credit bureaus. The alerts and daily monitoring services are provided for one year, and consumers will continue to have access to fraud resolution agents and services beyond the first year.

Please go to the State of South Carolina's website and protect yourself from possible identity theft.

For complete information read the October 26, 2012 Press Release