Sony PSN Free Identity Theft Protection: Are You Taking It?

From when Sony’s PlayStation Secure Network first went down on the 20th April until recently when it finally started to resume, gamers were feeling let down, frustrated, angry to a point where PS3 consoles were being traded in for an Xbox 360. The main problem that users found hard to swallow, was the sheer amount of time that Sony took to inform customers of a security breach alongside news of when the service would be restored.

In order to entice its customers back to the service, Sony decided to offer a β€œwelcome back” package as well as a free identity protection service from debix running until June. Today as Softpedia reported, the freebie will only be available to US users who had their accounts activated before the date of 20th April.

The service if you decide to take up the offer, will give you peace of mind that your personal data will be frequently monitored from falling into the wrong hands along with insurance from ID theft up to $1 million. During the outage, we reported on this very service which stated that the freebie will run out on 18th June, so hurry if you’re interested. To find out more click here and leave your email address. In turn you will receive a personal activation code by email but as Softpedia stated, it could take up to 72 hours to actually receive the message.

In a statement from Sony in which we have taken a short paragraph it reads, β€œThe service also provides identity theft insurance coverage and hands-on help from expert fraud investigators. Sony has arranged, at no charge to eligible PlayStation Network and Qriocity account holders, for twelve months of this service to be provided by Debix to those who choose to enrol.”

Tell us if you were affected by Sony’s outage? Have you had any problems since the service was restored? Will you be taking up the Debix offer and if not why, have you been left feeling angry by the entire situation?