Before you plop down $8.50 for a movie ticket, you read the movie reviews. Before you buy a car, you read the reviews. If you’re thinking about subscribing to an identity theft prevention service, you may be interested in reading the hundreds of Life Lock reviews on the internet.Or, maybe not. Maybe instead of reading somebody else’s Life Lock reviews, you’d like to look at the evidence yourself instead. For instance, LifeLock now has somewhere in the neighborhood of 700,000 customers. All 700,000 customers have already compared LifeLock to other services, and chosen LifeLock. That’s a good sign. (more…)
Archive for March, 2008
If you ever listen to the radio, you’ve probably heard at least one Life Lock radio spot. Since 2005, they’ve featured endorsements from celebrities such as Rush Limbaugh, Dr. Laura Schlesinger, Howard Stern, Paul Harvey, and former Senator and presidential candidate, Fred Thompson.
One of the most memorable Life Lock radio spots has Todd Davis, LifeLock CEO, giving out his Social Security number. And, if you miss it over the radio, you can get it off the website, or off the side of their truck or bus. Davis has that much confidence in the LifeLock service. (more…)
Sometimes we buy things to solve our problems. For example, my husband and I just bought a new riding mower to help take care of our new, larger lawn. I’m about to buy a bicycle to help take care of my new, larger…dress size.
Other times, we get really smart and buy things that keep us from having problems. In my own case, a gym membership or a home treadmill to help me stay in shape in the first place would’ve been a great idea.
LifeLock works both ways. It works preemptively, preventing thieves from stealing your identity. It also helps make a nasty problem–like a lost purse or a stolen wallet–a lot easier to cope with. With LifeLock, problems occur less frequently. And, with LifeLock, problems that do come up are smaller, easier to deal with. (more…)
It doesn’t happen often, but occasionally you might come across complaints about Life Lock. Some people smirk and complain that Life Lock provides services you can do for yourself for free. Or, they say other people are crazy to give Life Lock all their personal information. In each of these complaints, there is a bit of legitimacy … but just a bit.
Some, but not all, of the services LifeLock provides, you could be doing for yourself. These are the things you could do yourself that are included in your LifeLock membership:
- Fraud alerts should be placed on your accounts with the major credit reporting companies. These expire every 90 days, so don’t forget to renew. You can do this free of charge.
- You should order and review your credit reports from all agencies at least once a year. You can do this free of charge.
- Those pre-approved credit card offers you get in the mail provide a wonderful opportunity for identity thieves. You should remove your information from junk mail lists. You need to do this annually, but it is free.
- It’s a common scam for pretexters, posing as phone solicitors, to call your house and tell you you’ve won a free trip. Then they ask for your credit card number to reserve a hotel room for you. You need to remove your name from all phone solicitation lists, and again, you need to do this annually, but it is free.
How many people do you think actually do all this stuff and follow up the renewals? (more…)
If you’re familiar with LifeLock and identity theft protection, this will be a review of LifeLock services. If not, this will serve as a quick primer on LifeLock.
The LifeLock program is based on service. Experts advise that consumers that taking just a few simple steps can help protect you from identity theft. Those are placing and renewing fraud alerts; taking your name from junk mail and phone soliciting lists; ordering and reviewing your credit reports.
Most people never do these things, though. So, just like paying someone to change the oil in your car, LifeLock takes care of these chores for you. You’re paying for the service. Most members pay somewhere around $120 a year, or $10 a month for LifeLock. Click here for a discount. (more…)
Whether you’re shopping for a new car or a new doctor, one of the most important sources for you is going to be other people. How do they like their cars? Did their doctors treat them well and take care of their health problems?
Those same things matter when you’re shopping for a company to protect you from identity theft. That’s why the primary feature of LifeLock’s website is the testimonials of some of their 700,000 clients. Their stories will give you some quick summaries of how—and how well—LifeLock works.
Some companies call themselves identity theft protection providers. In many cases, all they really do is monitor your credit records and notify you after your identity has been stolen. Then, you can do the work to restore your credit and keep the thieves from doing any further damage.
If you’re researching identity theft protection services, a LifeLock review is the place to start.Consumers’ LifeLock review“I urge everyone to consider employing LifeLock to protect his or her Identity. I am grateful the thieves that tried to get to me were not able to succeed even though they have tried repeated times. LifeLock stopped them!”“We looked at a number of companies and found LifeLock had the best product for protecting people from ID theft plus much more. I wish we had found them before my wife and I recently became victims.” (more…)
“I got together a lot of smart people, including the vice-chairman of Bank of America, the former global chief information chairman for Visa, and said ‘Let’s go be disruptive; let’s go do something different.’” Todd Davis, Life Lock CEO
LifeLock’s product is different in a lot of ways, so it makes sense they’d market it differently. They’ve got that bus plastered with the Social Security number of Todd Davis, Life Lock CEO. They’ve organized a Strike Back Tour to bring their message about ID theft prevention to consumers and Congress. They’ve got the NASCAR sponsorships. They’ve got all those radio spots. Nobody else in the identity theft protection industry does that stuff.
But LifeLock is different from its competitors in a lot of other, more important ways, too. (more…)
Once you’ve made up your mind to enroll in an identity theft protection service, your next step is going through all the online information to make comparisons.
There are a couple of sites whose LifeLock reviews will give you more information about LifeLock and the competing companies. To see that information in a simple table format, just click here, or here.
Another good way to learn about a company is to see what other people have to say about them. Below is an example found on the Yahoo 360° website: (more…)