Identity theft is at an all time high. In fact the FTC* has said that this among the top consumer complaints for the past 15 years straight.
Just recently I became a victim of identity theft myself. To be honest, I was just like most everyone else in the world.
I assumed that it would never happen to me. But it did. It happened.
The problem was just like many of you reading this blog post today, I lived my life without worry or concern that I would go through identity theft.
Even though I am a Licensed Insurance Producer in the States of TN and Michigan and coach people on the need to protect their families with Life, Home and Auto Insurance, I failed in protecting my most important asset outside of my own life.
But, I can assure that in the event it ever happens again, I will be fully protected and so will my family.
The hackers, whomever they were first changed my mail to a new address on a temporary basis. My assumption is that this was done to try and amass as much of my information as possible.
Not only did they change my mail, they used my debit card in order to make this happen.
So, I had to cancel my card, and get new ones.
From what I’ve learned they have also attempted to open up accounts in my name, get loans, open up a bank account, etc.
One of the worst parts about Identity theft is that you are considered guilty until proven innocent.
That’s where identity theft protection is a necessity these days.
Knowing that this happened to me and how it has made more aware of the fact that this can happen to anyone just like it did to me.
I sought out a solution for my own personal use.
What did I choose?
Well most folks I knew said to try Lifelock, and a few other friends suggested other companies.
To protect our family, we Chose ID Theft Defense for our Identity Theft Protection
Me being the skeptic I was on some of these things caused me to do some deep investigation and what I found was a company with a product called ID Theft Defense.
ID Theft Defense℠, offered by Prepaid Legal Services, Inc. in an exclusive partnership with Kroll, the worldwide leader in ID theft investigative services, understands all the potential threats, how to prevent them, and how to restore any damage done.
ID Theft Defense helps protect your identity in three ways:
- Monitoring your personal information and financial accounts
- Providing counseling and emergency assistance, if needed
- Restoring your identity should a breach occur
We personally and highly recommend you take action today and do not wait till after you become a victim to protect your identity.
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*ftc.gov, “FTC Releases Annual Summary of Consumer Complaints,” March 1, 2016.