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.
Kim Barnes, who’s featured on LifeLock.com, comments that she and her family were on vacation when a member services associate called from LifeLock to ask if her husband was applying for a new credit card. He wasn’t, but somebody else was, and they were trying to use his identity to do it. LifeLock stopped them.Fortunately, Earl Laurie was already a LifeLock member when he received notification from the US Navy and Veterans Administration that his records were among the 26 million compromised in a security breach. After that there were two attempts by would-be identity thieves to open credit accounts in his name. LifeLock stopped them both.
Aaron Freeman was out of town when thieves broke into his home and stole his birth certificate, Social Security card, passport and more. Within days the thieves were trying to open new accounts, but LifeLock was able to stop any damage to his credit. Ironically, Freeman makes his living fortifying security for US embassies around the world.
Former police chief Bobbi Jo Harris, on LifeLock.com, comments that before he enrolled with LifeLock he was a victim of identity theft, and despite being a police chief, it took him two full weeks to get his credit record cleared.
So, that’s the story on LifeLock. A skeptic might say “but that’s only four stories out of seven hundred thousand members.” On the other hand, as the industry leader with more seven hundred thousand clients, they must be doing something right.