Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Proactive Identity Theft Protection with LifeLock {One-Year Membership Giveaway}

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When it comes to identity theft, we're all familiar with it on some level.

Whether or not we've had an unfortunate personal experience or just know family, friends or coworkers who have, it's a real threat in this digital age. It just seems to be an all too common occurrence for hackers to obtain your credit card information online, and suddenly you find out that you're purchasing electronics, clothing and more in states that you've never visited.

While there are steps that we can follow to decrease the likelihood of being a victim (never giving out your social security number, shredding documents that include personal information, keeping your computer's security up to date, etc), it is also possible to take things one step further and truly protect yourself with identity theft prevention services from LifeLock.

identity theft prevention

Even if you take great care to protect your personal information, it is still out there (at work, school, when shopping, etc), so it isn't that big of a surprise to hear that identity theft is the number one consumer complaint. Fortunately, once you enroll in LifeLock identity theft protection, their proactive suite of member services immediately begins monitoring for threats against your identity.

By adding an additional layer of protection against identity theft and credit fraud, LifeLock does more than simply alerting you whenever they detect your personal information being used. In fact, if you become a victim of identity theft while you are a LifeLock member, they will spend up to $1 million to hire experts, lawyers, investigators, consultants and whoever else it takes to help your recovery.

I don't know about you, but it's a load off of my mind to know that there are knowledgeable folks out there not only doing work to keep my identity safe, but they will also go through the headache and hassle to fix any problems that might occur!

identity theft protection

LifeLock offers three levels of protection — LifeLock, LifeLock Ultimate and LifeLock Credit Score Manager — and makes it easy to compare and choose which plan is right for you.

For me, the LifeLock plan includes all of the features necessary so that I can rest assured that it is safeguarding my personal information from the risk of misuse:
  • Alerts of potential threats–both credit and noncredit related
  • Online access to a personalized dashboard showing current threats
  • Relentless monitoring for exposure of your personal information
  • Member services with local phone support—24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year
  • Stolen or lost wallet remediation services to help cancel and replace credit and debit cards
  • Comprehensive recovery services if you become a victim of identity theft on our watch.
Simple as that! Registration is a quick and easy process and knowing that everything from your credit cards to your drivers' license to your bank details are protected is a great feeling.

Being able to contact support at any time of day is convenient for my busy schedule and staying up to date with email notifications and access to my personalized dashboard is exactly the support that works for me.

LifeLock membership card

Ideal for people looking to safeguard their personal information from the risk of misuse, LifeLock identity theft protection is a proactive defense system that monitors your identity and alerts you of potential dangers. If you're ready to take the important step in keeping your identity safe and secure, these are the experts (and they really are relentless!) that will do just that.

Find out much more about LifeLock, their plans, and what they can do for you by visiting them at LifeLock.com and connecting with them on Facebook and Twitter. And, thanks to their generosity, one person will be able to sleep soundly at night knowing that their identity is theirs and theirs alone, because...

One lucky person will win a One Year Membership
in the LifeLock Plan (ARV $110)!

LifeLock giveaway

(Enter with the Rafflecopter form below. If you have any questions or problems entering, there is a video tutorial found here that can help.)

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A big thank you to LifeLock for providing a LifeLock plan one-year membership for me as well as for one lucky giveaway winner. The opinions shared are my own and honest and if you really need to see more, click here to see how I roll.

63 comments:

suburban prep said...

I know someone who's ss number was being used to forge checks

Jenn Irving said...

I had someone make over $500 in charges to BestBuy, B&N, and a few other places, until they ran out the limit for the day. Since it was my bank card, they froze all my money for over a week.

Denise said...

A few months ago, I was contacted by my credit card (that I use for only gasoline purchases) asking if I was using my card for Match.com. No, since I am happily married... Plus, whoever got my card number also used it at another gas station, and used my email address (not sure how they got that...) for Match.com membership. Of course, it didn't go through.
stonemedic76@hotmail.com

lgm52 said...

Just last year I had my debit card compromised. My bank caught the "strange" charges and notified me. I cancelled the card, filed a claim thru the bank, and the $ was restored to my account. Scary stuff!

wigget said...

our friends had to file for bankruptcy after her identity was stolen

susie said...

We had someone charge something on our account and fortunately we spotted it right away. The bank cancelled the charge.

Anonymous said...

My sweet friend had her identity stolen. It cost her a lot of money and time to get it all fixed.
kim(at)kimberlychance(dot)com

Dave said...

I hear about it all rhe time...once had a kid I worked with during my employment whose parents had used his soc for electricity and never paid and he had trouble later on (becoming an adult) trying to fix that after many years ...and he was no longer living with that family

juliec said...

i worked with someone who stole someone else ss # and used it to open cc accts.

ReneeK said...

Hotels had CC# stolen. It stunk but the CC place took care of it.

connie newman said...

ive never known anyone w this issue and hope i never do

s said...

A friend's father used her SS# to get a loan and then defaulted on it.

Cserafini said...

I got an email from my bank a few months ago informing me that someone had tried several times to access my account online.

/\Heather/\ said...

A friend was hit hard, and had to take time off of work to deal with all the damage done to her financial reputation.

dfraley3 said...

We were fortunate -- the bank caught a large charge that was put on our credit card and fixed it right away.

Savingwith Saveone said...

I was told in the past that someone was using my social security number and that I had to find out what was going on.

chavonne.harvey@yahoo.com

mahnrafjtb said...

I had a credit card from my mom's account. I never used it except if she asked me too. She called me to tell me that the bill came in and how much I owed. I told her I didn't. She called and stopped the card.

buzzd said...

I know someone who had their ss# stolen and people opened multiple accts all in one day. It was amazing how quickly they ruined their credit.

Karen F said...

My friend had her ebay identity stolen and someone listed and sold a bunch of non-existant ATV's and other items on her account.

Jolene Johnson said...

I've had unauthorized charges on my bank account before and so has my mom. We had to file reports with the bank and got our money back, but it was still scary.
taznjade at gmail dot com

kelly willis said...

pulled my credit report to find things in my name i have never seen or heard of
kelly willis
kellycurtis@rocketmail.com

Kimberly said...

My cousin's debit card number was stolen -- she lost all of her cash in checking and savings. It took her a really long time to get it straightened out!

sandra d said...

I had my ebay account stolen and recently my twitter was high jacked which scares me.

Angela Marion said...

I've never had an issue with Identity Theft, nor have I known anyone who has, but I had LifeLock once and I'd love to again!

SueZH said...

I had my pocketbook stollen with my check book & all ID. What a mess.

vickie schlicher said...

this would be good

Jeff G said...

I'd feel safer.

trishden said...

Luckily I haven't had to deal with this but we had a local gas station attendant stealing people's credit card numbers. That is scary that anybody you hand that card to can rip you off. Thanks for a great giveaway!

trishden948(at)yahoo(dot)com

sohamolina said...

Luckily I have not nor do I know anyone who has.

nd said...

Neither I nor anyone close to me have dealt with identity theft.

Paul Slim L said...

I've had fraudulent charges on my credit cards in the past. This looks like an interesting service.

Stephanie said...

My Grandpa had someone using his identity for a few year, it was such a huge hassel for him.

Carla said...

I had someone a few years ago use my credit card for fraudulent charges. My parents have had identity theft issues in the past too. It's not a good feeling nor a fun situation.

Theresa said...

I've had people steal my number from my work credit card number.

cc_girly(at)yahoo(dot)com

Theresa said...

I've had people steal my number from my work credit card number.

cc_girly(at)yahoo(dot)com

wendy said...

my mom has had her bank account compromised by her credit card company being hacked.

Heather! said...

I was a victim of identity theft a few years ago. I was fortunate in that my bank called me and I the money they stole by charging my credit card was returned to me, but it was a HUGE pain to get it all squared away, and I still have to watch my credit score closely. Totally sucked!

Thanks!
h4schaffer at gmail dot com

Annette Doggett said...

Our outgoing mail was stolen and the thief had checks printed with our account number and their name.

polly said...

this past summer someone hacked my paypal account and went into my checking account and took out over three thousand dollars. because i had over draft protection on my bank account they just kept paying it. paypal ended up paying us all of it back but what a hassle and feeling of being so violated!

tina reynolds said...

I had a girl copy my number down at a bowling alley when I paid : (

brich2222 said...

about 2 years ago, somehow my credit card no. got stolen apparently through a transaction on the web. I hardly ever used that particular one so I know it got breached then. Crooks tried to run it up to the limit but credit card caught them

brich22 at earthlink dot net

danyelle hall said...

My SIL left her wallet on the top of her car at the gas station and drove off one day, well someone found her wallet and was caught using her cards, fortunately the guy was caught and everything was settled but not without a lot of work on my SIL part.

Tiffany said...

My checks were stolen before.

Hotscorpiogirl said...

A co-worker of mine had her purse stolen. I don't know if anyone tried stealing her identity though because the next day I told her to sign up for Lifelock....and she did. So she wasn't nearly as worried anymore.

Monica said...

Wish I had had this when my purse was stolen and my card was used. No ID theft and my card company covered the loss but such a scare. It's sad that companies that safeguard our identities are necessary, right? Thanks for the opportunity to win this service.

KMassey said...

Good way for peace of mind as far as credit finances are concerned

KMassey said...

My cousin had her identity stolen by a family member and until the day she died she was still dealing with issues from that ordeal

Marianna said...

I don't know anyone who has had their identity stolen, but my credit card/debit card information has been stolen before and was a big mess to clean up and have to wait to get MY money back!

Debi H. said...

I had my credit card used on a gambling site a few years ago. They made 2 $300 cash advances. The Casino was able to find the person that used the number. I canceled the card and haven't had any problems since.
pizzanumber2 at yahoo dot com

Erica C. said...

I have a friend who has actually had their identity stolen by a family member!
ericacarnes(at)gmail(dot)com

corey1971 said...

I had a pizza delivery man steal my credit card number and charge over $200 in pre-paid cell phone bills! (Corey Olomon)

Amanda said...

Luckily, I haven't had a problem with identity theft. I do worry about it a lot though.
magickalblessings26{at}gmail.com

Brigette Streeper said...

My mom had her identity stolen. She didn't know about it until she tried to get a loan for a house... That's when everything started coming up. It took a lot of time to get everything straightened out! brigettestreeper(at)yahoo(dot)com

Jackie K. said...

I would love to have this to keep myself protested from ID theft.

Trisha McKee said...

Recently a lot of my friends were victimized when they used their debit cards at a popular pizza chain. Seems the pizza place's credit machine was not that secure. Very scary.

tridingermckee at gmail dot com

Admin said...

My mail was stolen last year!
mhoward

allison s. said...

I had to convince the credit agencies that my husband had never lived in California.

susansmoaks said...

i haven't ever had my identity stolen but it would be nice to have a sense of security about it
susansmoaks at gmail dot com

Pat said...

Someone once fraudulently used my bank card and made thousands of dollars in purchases.

PDWinner523 at gmail dot com.

Jennafer211 said...

I luckily have not had to deal with identity theft. Knock on wood!

Carliss said...

I have heard of others who have had horrible stories i have never experienced anything like it and hope i never do.

ltlbitone said...

I had somebody use my credit card in London..

ltlbit1@hotmail dot com

Gianna said...

I had my cc# stolen.