Today we can do just about anything in the safety of our own homes. You can order groceries and have them delivered, rent a movie, and even deposit a check in the bank. While your home may be a safe place to make these transactions that don’t mean the transaction itself is safe. Or that someone isn’t watching you as you type in your credit card number to pay for your latest purchase. With the growth in technology and the luxury we have of doing these tasks easier comes added risk. One of these risks I’ve talked about often is identity theft and credit fraud. I’m sure you do at least one transaction online if not the majority of them these days. However, are you protected? Protected, that is, more than the average man.
I am not one to hide cash in a tin under my bed or safeguard my information (if you noticed I’m all over the internet). So what this means is I need to go above and beyond and protect myself, my family, and my identity so I am the only me. One great service to help you do this is LifeLock. LifeLock is a great and inexpensive tool to help keep things just a little more secure and out of the hands of thieves and those that have no business with your information.
The basic LifeLock service has a ton of great features:
- Identity Threat Detection and Alerts
- Lost Wallet Protection
- Address Change Verification
- Advanced Internet Monitoring
- Reduced Pre-Approved Credit Offers
- 24/7/365 Member Service
- $1 Million Total Service Guarantee
My husband and I had the opportunity to try out this service, while the basic membership is great I’m really interested in adding credit monitoring to our membership. With the basic membership, I feel good that we are protected in ways we were not protected before. LifeLock walks you through the setup process and asks for the information they need to protect your identity and credit cards as well as making it easy for you should something ever infiltrate this protection.
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