Last year someone used my husband’s identity to buy almost a thousand dollars worth of Star Wars light sabers online. After filing the police report, canceling the card and doing battle with the bank, I began researching identity theft services.
The first thing I did was go to LifeLock.com because I’d seen their commercials. (I have insomnia, so I see a lot of their commercials!) Besides giving out his Social Security number (a lot), their CEO Todd Davis goes on (a lot) about all the wonderful things LifeLock does.
Is LifeLock that good? I visited the websites of a half dozen other ID theft services. I checked them all out with the Better Business Bureau. I read the reviews. I compared prices. In the end, I chose LifeLock.
When I went to LifeLock.com to find out about their services I found out they offer services none of the others do. If I lose my wallet, or it’s stolen, they’ll help cancel and replace any financial or official documents before an ID thief can use them. They monitor the Internet to see if any of my personal or financial info is being passed around. They even do periodic checks with the credit bureaus to make sure nobody ever tries to use my 7-year old’s identity. (I didn’t even know people could use a kid’s identity for credit or jobs until I went to their website!) If I am ever victimized while a LifeLock member, they back me up with a $1 million total service guarantee.
When I looked at the prices I learned that LifeLock was cheaper than some, and more expensive than some others. Because I’m cheaper than most, I googled around until I found the best deal. Go to the website and enroll using the LifeLock promo code DEFENSE. With that code you get a discount and a free month and pay only $9 month. My son’s coverage is only $2.25 a month.
At the end of the 30-day free period, your card will be automatically billed monthly unless you cancel within that first 30-day period. You can cancel anytime without penalty by calling 1-800-LIFELOCK. This offer is for new LifeLock members only.
Is LifeLock that good? Yes. And it’s cheap, too.