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PostHeaderIcon Enjoy summer vacation without Identity Theft #LifeLocksafety #Giveaway

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A few years ago, I was able to sit down at the LifeLock Headquarters, in Tempe, AZ and be completely schooled in things you wouldn’t even believe about fraud protection. Most people think, “That will never happen to me.” but believe me, you are no exception. Many years ago, I went in for what was a routine oil change. It was one of those in and out places. A few days later, I received a phone call about someone attempting to use my debit card to purchase an escort. Yes, I instantly laughed as well, until I found out the guy wasn’t kidding. It seemed that the man who changed my oil, failed to return my debit card. Me, distracted by, most likely, my son, I never noticed it was missing. After almost 2 months, all of my funds were returned by the bank. I am sorry to say that out local law enforcement did nothing. We filed all of the paper work and they did nothing. It’s pretty sad.

If you have already taken your summer trip, or have yet to, protecting yourself is important. We carry credit cards, drivers license, cash, and some people even carry around their social security cards. Take a moment to read over these 10 Ways to Avoid Identity Theft While Traveling
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PostHeaderIcon Protect Yourself while Christmas Shopping with #LifeLock

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 »

PostHeaderIcon October is National Crime Prevention Month


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 »

PostHeaderIcon What Identity Thieves Don’t Want College Students to Know (Giveaway)

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When I was 18 I couldn’t wait to move out of my parents house. What’s the main reason most do that other than going off to college? No more rules! I’ll admit, this was my reasoning back then. Maybe not the basic, “Be home by 11 pm.” rules but there are still rules. So, whether you or your kids are off to college for the first time or returning back after a summer break, you probably never gave it much thought that general life rules will still apply. This being the rules of plain old common sense.

More and more people seem to be getting fake ID’s. It’s amazing that at 18 you want to be 21 but at 41 you want to be 31. Where do kids order fake ID’s from? Anywhere and everywhere! The thing that they don’t realize is, if they are giving you someone else’s identity, they are probably taking yours too.
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