Posts Tagged ‘Fraud Protection’
Seems like just yesterday we were shopping for back to school. Right after Halloween, stores are already beginning to put out Christmas stuff. It’s crazy! Whether you are an in-store shopper or an online shopper, you are at risk of identity theft. If you are like my best friend, you are sitting there thinking, “That wouldn’t happen to me. Who would want to steal my identity? I have nothing to steal!” Guess what? The day after Christmas last year, someone stole her identity. She didn’t know it for almost 2 months! You can not imagine the headache and hassles included with this. From dealing with banks, the police, credit cards companies and so on. It took her almost 8 months to get it all cleaned up.
Before I started working with Lifelock, I wondered how people get their in formation stolen. For her, she was standing in line waiting to pay, holding her card and the person behind her wrote down her number. The only reason she knew this was because it was captured on the store security camera. One thing I always do it leave my cads behind my drivers license and my license is always backwards in my wallet. when you flip it open, everyone can see your information.
Christmas is supposed to be a fun and happy time of the year. No one wants to start the new year off fighting identity fraud. We always want the new year to be better than the last in one way or another. LifeLock is a great and affordable way to protect not only yourself, but your family as well, from identity fraud. When I say affordable, I am really not kidding, it starts at just $9 a month or $99 a year. read the rest of this entry »
October is National CyberSecurity Awareness Month and National Crime Prevention Month, two really fantastic things I think everyone should pay attention to. I find it very difficult to sit here and write this post. I was just fine until I read that I would be writing about “Crime Prevention Month”. This is something that really touches my heart, more so in the past few weeks than ever before. For personal reasons, I won’t go into a lot of detail but I will share a little bit about why this is so important to me.
I am sure many of you know about the most amazing man that I have been with for the past two years. A kind, gentle, loving and strong man. He taught me to love again and for that I will forever be in his debt. You are probably wondering what on earth this has to do with the topic. Earlier this month, he passed away in a very tragic way. Someone thought that it was okay to put their hands on him and because of this, my baby lost his life. The person who did this has a pretty extensive criminal record and I feel shouldn’t have been able to around walk freely. The amount of things happening in our city has become sickening. I really think that the punishments are getting ridiculously light for certain crimes. Perhaps Judge and Jury really need to take a closer look of how light many sentences are. Please, talk to your children about things that can happen and to make smart choices for themselves. My sons are 5 and 10 and we have had many long talks because of the recent tragedy in our lives. They are starting to see that it is NEVER okay to put your hands on another person for any reason. Bad things can happen even if you don’t intend for them to. Now of course they are typical boys but, they are slowly taking a lesson from this. John gave my family many special gifts and we will always remember those and hold these lessons in our hearts. read the rest of this entry »
If you are as interested in things like protecting your Identity and never know what to do with old documents in your home, here are a few videos you might like. It is so important to shred your documents. If you have a shredder and it makes the spaghetti kind of cuts, I really do recommend getting a cross-cut shredder. These cut them into little pieces. Why does it matter? The other kind allow for documents to easily be put back together, giving an identity thief all of the information they need to steal your identity.
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It’s that time of year again and many people are rushing around in these past 2 weeks to get their papers in order. Identity theft has no boundaries. When I read this information I was pretty shocked. I never associated identity theft with income tax time.
While many consumers look forward to filing their income taxes in anticipation of a refund, many remain frustrated as the deadline approaches and they must make good on what they owe the IRS. Identity thieves are not concerned which category you fall in as they prepare to assume your identity and make good on a return that you were or weren’t expecting.
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