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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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I became a LifeLock Ambassador last year and I can’t tell you the amount of crucial information I have learned about Identity theft. Just when I think I know it all, the next month brings another draw dropper of facts. From ways people can get our information to how many of our service men and woman are targeted.
This month I want to educate you on just how much your child is at risk for Identity Theft. Seems crazy right? I would want to steal the identity of a child? They have absolutely no credit history so what good would it do. It may surprise you to learn that this makes them a prime target for Identity theft! Are you sitting there thinking you can’t afford it? LifeLock Memberships start as low as just $10 a month!
Identity thieves, criminals, and even relatives or friends may take advantage of your child’s identity. Personal identity information such as your child’s Social Security number and date of birth can be obtained from many places including medical offices, schools, and even online profiles. Armed with a child’s personal information, thieves can fraudulently:
- Open new credit-based accounts like credit cards or mortgages
- Establish new non-credit accounts like utilities, and cell phone services
- Obtain employment and then evade paying taxes, for which the child will be held responsible.