We’re all experiencing anxiety (or outright panic) in the face of diminishing job security, escalating interest rates and sinking home values. I hate to add to the daily financial sturm und drang—and I beg your forgiveness—but you need to know about the increasing risk of identity theft related to data breaches and this recession. (more…)
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As of January 2009, 11.6 million Americans are unemployed, according to the federal Bureau of Labor Statistics. Jobs are hard to come by these days, and job seekers are desperately applying a shotgun approach, using headhunters, professional networking and a number of online job sites.
Unfortunately, rather than becoming full-time employees, many applicants may become identity theft victims instead. (more…)
There’s a reason bloggers like me are always harping about the need for identity theft services like those offered by LifeLock: it’s because so many nitwits are in charge of your personal information.
Before I begin my rant, let me start by saying the folks in the Madison, Wisconsin Human Resources Department are probably good people. Like their imaginary Minnesota neighbors of Lake Wobegon, they’re probably a bunch of strong women, good-looking men and the parents of above-average children.
But how did their kids get so darned smart if their parents are nitwits? (more…)
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. (more…)
If you’ve been thinking about how to mitigate your chances of becoming an identity theft victim, but don’t want to pay a lot of money for an identity theft program, LifeLock discounts are the answer.
Though it’s true you can place fraud alerts and obtain your credit reports without assistance or fees, it’s also true that you get what you pay for. (more…)
I saw a news story today about a guy in Muncie, Ind. who’s been getting calls about late payments on his new Jeep Cherokee.
Yeah, I know, millions of people get calls like that every day. This guy’s calls are a little special, though, because he doesn’t own a Jeep Cherokee, but a favorite relative of his, Cory S. Kortman, just got a new Jeep Cherokee! Small world, huh? (more…)
Tips from Identity Theft Resource Center, and protection from LifeLock can keep you from becoming an identity theft victim this holiday seasonThursday, December 4th, 2008
LifeLock provides identity theft services to more than a million Americans. During this holiday season, it’s more important than ever that you stay alert to identity theft risks and do all you can to avoid becoming an identity theft victim.
Take common sense precautions and let LifeLock do the rest. Visit LifeLock.com to learn more about how Life Lock can help protect your credit, finances and reputation. Enroll using the LifeLock promotional code Defense for the best LifeLock value.
“City sidewalks, busy sidewalks
Dressed in holiday style
In the air there’s a feeling like Christmas
Children laughing, people passing
Meeting smile after smile
And on every street corner you hear …
“Ho, Ho, Holy @!*%, My Identity’s Been Stolen.”
That’s the title of a recent press release with tips for avoiding identity theft from the Identity Theft Resource Center, a nonprofit organization that works to raise awareness and educate consumers about ID theft. (more…)