Do I Need Identity Theft Protection?

Have you asked yourself: Do I Need Identity Theft Protection? A more important question is Why Do I Not Need Identity Theft Protection?

Your Social Media Data and Credit Card Data

Make a list of all the places where you have your credit card information stored. Like Amazon, major stores such as Walmart, Target and the cell phone companies you do business with. Add to this list all your social media accounts such as Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Pinterest, Google, Snapchat, the list can go on and on.

If you are married and have children, especially those who are teenagers. Add all their social media accounts to that list.

What if your information got compromised?

We hear stories almost every week when some organization got hacked and accounts stolen. Maybe you happen to be connected to one of those.

What do you do?

I will tell you how you can get out of this mess shortly. But I have a better suggestion. Why not plan on getting your identity protected before you discover it is compromised? Ask yourself, what information about you is actually stolen when a company you have your data stored in gets hacked. Here’s a short list:

Your Social Security Number

Your Drivers License Number

Your Credit Card data that includes the number, the expiration date and the CVC number at the back

Your address

Your Date of Birth

Perhaps your income in some instances

The answer to the question Do I Need Identity Theft protection should be easy. A resounding YES!

What would you do if you didn’t have an Identity Theft plan in place? Take five seconds and think about that!!

You definitely do not want to tackle sorting things out yourself. It could take you down a rabbit hole and drive you crazy.

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Your Wallet

 

We’ve talked about your information held online. Another place where this data is kept is in your wallet. What if you lost your wallet?

Let me tell you a story. I was traveling on a trip to England couple of years ago. I made a purchase at a store in the duty free gift area. I needed to buy a pen as I had forgotten to take one with me. I placed my hand in my pocket to pull out my wallet. It was not there! I searched all my pockets and there was nothing. I panicked. My mind started to think about the last store I made a purchase. I ran back there. Fortunately the store clerk had noticed I had left it on the counter and took it to security. They went and got it back for me.

I was so relieved. But think what options I had if I had really lost it. On my phone I have an icon for IDShield. One press and I would be connected to experts who would start the process to protect my identity immediately. That would include canceling all my credit cards. Notifying Social Security what had happened. They would get replacement cards sent to my destination. And if anyone tried to use my information, they would be caught.

The best policy is NOT TO NEED to use the service. Like Auto Insurance. But it is reassuring to know you have that protection in place.

Your Family

The Family plan includes husband and wife and your kids. Wouldn’t such a plan give you peace of mind? You cannot police your kids and how they give out their personal information. The next best thing is to have an IDShield Family Plan that would protect them from the theft of their data when you cannot.

Your family means more to you than anything else in the world. You want the best for them. In today’s environment, it makes sense to make sure their identity is protected.

If anything goes wrong, click on your phone app icon and you will be in safe hands.

How This Protection Works

Your information resides in a myriad of places. IDShield cannot manage what these companies do to provide Identity Theft protection. What IDShield does it employs a company called Kroll that is in the top of their field in cyber security as well as fraud protection and many other monitoring methods to keep a look out for any of your information is compromised.

You receive reports regularly. If there is an issue you are notified immediately and they get to work to protect you from harm. They will do all it takes to protect you.

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