Archive for April, 2012
Our readers have seen many articles and videos both on our blog and on various websites and news stories where identity theft continues to be a problem. Those who become a victim are hit when they least expect it, but now anyone can get more protection with LifeLock Ultimate.
Let’s first do a review of what you will receive with the basic LifeLock plan: notification of threats to your credit and non-credit accounts within the extent of their network (see the LifeLock.com website for details), being removed from pre-approved credit offers, a members only dashboard of alerts specific to you, monitoring known criminal websites for illegal trading of your personal information, monitoring national databases for new address registered under you, assistance with stolen or lost wallet to help replace credit/debit cards and much more. Of course, we recommend that you view their website at LifeLock.com for full details and more information on how these services work for you.
LifeLock Ultimate is one of the newer additions to the LifeLock family of services and has some added features that you should consider before signing up for only their basic plan. It offers all of the services of the basic LifeLock plan, and enhances them by also offering: an expanded scope of threats to you personally including court and public records, monitoring for use of your known alternate names, survey unregulated global networks and file sharing sites for your information, alerts for credit inquiries, alerts for new checking and savings accounts in your name, monitoring of tri-bureau credit reports, changes to contact information on existing bank accounts and more.
Can you do any of this yourself? The answer is yes, some of it you can. Others, it might help to have help with or you can not do yourself. Can you scan the internet for your personal financial information and see if it is being illegally sold or traded? Do you regularly look at public or court records to see if you are included in error? Do you know how to begin to get your life back if you do become the victim of identity theft? You get the point.
Whether these services are worth it to you personally, of course is up to you, however, we recommend that you please at least look into it. You only need to visit a few of the pages of our blog to see the wide range of areas where identity theft can creep into your financial life.
IDTheftNews.com is also offering readers a discount using the promotion code DEFENSE at checkout on the LifeLock.com website.