You have insurance to protect your health, your home, your car. You have enough life insurance to take care of your family’s needs if you can’t be there to do it. All contingencies are covered…except one. What are you doing to protect your credit?
Think of all the insurance plans you carry and why you carry them. You probably have the basics: health, life, home and auto. Maybe you even carry additional mortgage insurance for the bank, or a policy that will pay off the mortgage if you die. Some people carry policies for dental and vision care, legal services or even pet health.
We carry all these plans to protect ourselves or our families from things known and unknown. You know you’re going to die, you just don’t know when. It’s time to think of identity theft the same way, and look into a Life Lock credit protection plan.
Why you need protection
Once you become aware of the fact that 65 billion electronic records have been lost in the last six years, you know how vulnerable we’ve all become. That’s almost 10 records lost for every human on the planet!
In 2005, CardSystems Solutions–a credit card processing company—exposed 40 million Visa, MasterCard and American Express debit and credit card accounts. In 2006, TJX, owner of TJ Maxx, Marshalls and several other retail stores, lost 94 million records. And if you have been, or currently are in the US military, you may be among the 30 million people whose data was lost. Just last week, Long Island University mailed out 30,000 tax statements with students’ names, addresses and Social Security numbers visible through the envelope window.(Pity the student who uses her veteran’s benefits to attend LIU, and pays for her TJ Maxx purchases by credit card.)
And, as alarming as these incidents are, most of the information identity thieves use comes from a purse or wallet that’s gone missing.You protect your life, health, home and auto. Click here now to see how a Life Lock credit protection plan can protect your good name.