MADISON, Wis. (2/28/11)--The Credit Union National Association (CUNA) provided advice to consumers about credit-monitoring services, in a Thursday article by Fox Business.com. At issue is whether such services are worth the cost to consumers to keep tabs on their credit reports, improve their credit scores, and monitor suspicious activity and fraud. After shopping around for these services, consumers should consider using a brand that they know well or an institution where they already do business, Mike Schenk, CUNA senior vice president of research and statistics, told Fox Business. “It’s always a good idea to go to someone you trust--if you’ve had a relationship with a financial institution for a while and feel it operates in your best interest and the fees … are fair and transparent, that would be a good place to start,” Schenk added. “It’s a big business, so there are a lot of providers of these services out there that generate a lot of income by selling consumers protection that they don’t really need or levels of protection that are far in excess of what they need,” he concluded. To read the article, use the link.