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Friday, October 5, 2012

LifeLock Helps You Protect Your Identity + Giveaway!

I had never ever thought about identity theft until my sister became a victim a few years ago. She does not even know how her information was stolen but it was. Even to this day, she is still dealing with the aftereffects of the theft.

Thieves could have gotten her information from work files, online, her trash or her mail.  Nowadays, no one is safe. After what happened to my sister, I have been very careful about the information I share. But even with all the care I might take, I am still at risk.

I do a lot of things online like shop and enter giveaways. Through my blogs I share some personal information. With that information and a few account numbers, anyone could gain access to my bank accounts or credit cards. 

That is where LifeLock comes in. LifeLock is a an industry leader in the rapidly growing field of identity theft protection. LifeLock provides proactive identity theft protection. LifeLock helps you keep track of potential problems by alerting you to any of those problems.

I received a one-year membership and these are the benefits of my membership:
  • 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.
I am excited because I actually do worry about my accounts being hacked and my identity being stolen. I would not want to go through what my sister has gone through to try and get her identity back.

The sign up was easy. I answered a few questions and then I was able to add my bank accounts and credit card to be monitored. I am waiting to see if anything comes up. I am a also considering upgrading to the higher memberships because you can access your credit reports and surveillance of unregulated global networks and file-sharing sites.

The basic membership is only $110 a year and the Ultimate membership is only $275 per year. Trust me, that is a bargain compared with what my sister has had to pay out to lawyers helping her try to regain her identity.

The way I look at it is that it is an investment in my peace of mind and a way to keep my life mine. If you would like to try LifeLock, I have a one-year membership to give away to one lucky reader. Trust me, identity theft is something you want to take seriously. To win, enter on the Rafflecopter widget below.


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 Disclosure: I received a one year membership for review purposes. No other compensation was given and the opinions in this post are solely mine and are based on my experience with the product. Sponsors are responsible for shipping prizes unless otherwise stated. Please allow 6-8 weeks for delivery of any prizes.

25 comments:

  1. Not directly, but I have heard of it happening. It is pretty serious. Patricia

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  2. Yes, a friend of mine did and it was a nightmare for her to sort things out.

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  3. Lifelock monitors all three credit reporting agencies everyday.

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  4. it happened to some friends and they had to declare backruptcy

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  5. i learned the also provide a credit score manager suite

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  6. My brother had this happen to him; thankfully the credit card company caught it really quickly. I worry about it myself all the time; especially since I do a lot of business online.

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  7. I have never, thank God, had my identity stolen.

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  8. I actually don't know anyone who has had their identity stolen, thank God!

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  9. No, I don't know anyone personally but have heard many terrible stories.

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  10. Recently, a good friend of work...making us all think about our protection.

    sheilatf52 at yahoo dot com

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  11. Not only is it a great product, I learned that they donate to projects that support our military!

    sheilatf52 at yahoo dot com

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  12. Not directly but I have heard it happens and is a tragedy.

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  13. I don't know anyone who has had their identity stolen.

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  14. Thankfully, no, I haven't or known anyone that has had their identity stolen

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  15. i have, but thankfully it wasn't bad!

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  16. Yes i have friends who are the victims of that incident :(

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  17. Aside from creating very useful products, they also help others which is very very good :)

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  18. I've had a friend have his identity stolen.
    ericacarnes(at)gmail(dot)com

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  19. i have had to change my bank card several times because dish tv rep stole my info star95011()yahoo()com

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  20. Yes, my friend had their identity stolen. It hasn't been easy for them to deal with.
    winit6@hotmail.com

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  21. Luckily, I have not had my identity stolen, nor do I know of anyone. Thanks!!

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  22. Yes, I was once the victim of identity theft.

    PDWinner523 at gmail dot com

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