Have you noticed how much more often you’re sharing your credit card info online these days? And for that matter, how much more personal information you’re sharing online? Isn’t it scary thinking that all of your personal information could be floating around in cyberspace that could cause credit card theft or identity fraud.
If you’re not in the spooky spirit, think about this: Did you know that October is also National CyberSecurity Awareness Month and National Crime Prevention Month? Each year around the holidays many of us celebrate the season by making a donation to a charity that’s dear to us. And more than ever most of us are making that donation online, via a credit or debit card.
LifeLock is a great identity protection company that can help make sure your identity stays safe and secure. They help provide you with an identity exposure level that lets you know where you stand with your shared personal information, mine is currently LOW(Thankfully!!!).
Since April 2005, LifeLock has alerted members of identity/credit fraud 2,128,697 times and 67,827 times in October 2012 alone!!
Beginning your LifeLock membershipis easy. Once you have selected your membership level, you fill out your personal information which includes:
Credit Card Protection - The average American has three credit cards. Keep track of your credit and debit cards here to recover from a lost wallet quickly.
Driver’s License Protection -Your driver’s license number can be used to open new credit accounts. LifeLock monitors for unauthorized use of your personally identifiable information.
Insurance Card Protection - LifeLock helps you order new insurance cards in the event of a lost or stolen wallet.
Protect Your Identity- The LifeLock Identity Alert™ system intelligently scans for the unauthorized use of your private information. The more information you provide, the better LifeLock can help protect you. LifeLock keeps your personal information secure and only uses your data to relentlessly protect your identity.
Bank Account Protection- When combined with other personal information, identity thieves can use your bank account information to drain your accounts and open new lines of credit. LifeLock scans the Internet for any traces of your information.
Home Address Protection - Identity thieves can use your address to divert your mail and steal important account information. Provide addresses where you reside for tracking purposes. Your alert address is automatically included.
Email Address Protection
Phone Number Protection
Maiden Name Protection
With Christmas around the corner, I’m glad to know that LifeLock will be watching my accounts to give me piece of mind, in the event that someone steals my personal information or my wallet at the mall. LifeLock provides 24-7-365 Member Service and a $1 Million Total Service Guarantee in the event of a breach of my personal information.
I was offered the basic LifeLock membership plan to try out. I do think that it would be beneficial to upgrade my account to include the credit monitoring services since I am a new homeowner. I love the fact that they try to remove you off of the credit offers that you receive in the mail.
I believe that the Basic LifeLock Service Plan is great to have someone watch your identity and to have piece of mind.
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To help protect yourself from the “tricks” of ID thieves, LifeLock would like to treat 1 reader with a membership worth $110. To enter, simply fill out the information in the Rafflecopter form below. If you cannot enter, please leave a comment below in the comment form.