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 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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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.
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.
I will provide more details in a future post to give you the extent on what level of ID Protection and in all the areas you are covered. If you wish to get a head start you can access this information by clicking the icon below.
The Bottom Line
You may have your credit cards protected in one place, And your other pieces of information somewhere else. You may even have an Identity Theft protection plan offered by someone else. And that is excellent. At least you are aware of the importance of protecting your identity and if applicable your families too.
I’d like to provide you with one more fact and that is to do with pricing. The cost for a Family Plan with IDShield is much less than another company that has been advertising a lot on the TV recently. IDShield doesn’t need to advertise. It has individuals like me who care personally about your security and will make sure you get a plan that meets your needs completely.
LegalShield and IDShield are directly connected. And I represent them both. Hence, I am fully equipped to assist you also with Legal Protection. My website has focused more on the latter. You can get advice in picking the best plan for you here.
Ask yourself the question one more time.
Do I Need Identity Theft Protection?
This time I will let you answer that for yourself.
Thanks for your time and I hope to be of service to you soon!
9 thoughts on “Do I Need Identity Theft Protection?”
Identify theft is a real scary thought, yet so few of us actually put anything in place as protection.
Our details are all over the web, including sites we would never expect them to be. We really should get more savvy about identity theft and how easily it can happen.
Your post serves as a very important reminder to anyone that they should take theft seriously and do something about safeguarding their online accounts.
All the Best
Louise, glad I was able to catch your interest and you liked this post. I want to improve. If there’s anything I can do to improve my post I’d love to hear that too. Thanks much!
Wow! I have not considered all those other ways my identity can be stolen. Thanks for your article, I have found it very informative and need to consider all those things you have mentioned. Fantastic video as well to highlight the dangers of tagging, passwords and check-ins! Love it!
Wow! I don’t Need to ask myself if I need the Identity Theft Protection, I definitely need it most!! Just few days ago my account account was hacked online and I lost over $2650 ,I felt so bad and helpless when I received the email notification. I wished have come come across this post along time ago,probably my account would still have been intact. Thanks so much Bernard for this eye opening post, I have bookmark your page to get more from you.
Thanks for your comments. You need a plan that insures any losses you incur. In this program your accounts are insured up to one million dollars US. I can’t market to members here. But if you can benefit from this it’s your decision to make. Thanks for your understanding.
Very good and detailed review. I find this review informative and educative on how I identity theft protection is really needed.
In my humble opinion identity theft protection is needed to protect you and your family from threats.
Thanks for sharing this wonderful review, I hope to revisit for more wonderful reviews like this.
Thanks for your kind comments. If there’s anything I can do to improve my post please let me know. As I was writing this a pop up appeared that Facebook just had 540 million accounts hacked. Food for thought.
Great post and good info.
I think in the day of today it is safe to have it, almost everybody has a credit card, and because eof that, if somebody steals your identity, your money also will be gone. And if you’re lucky, you will have the majority back if they caught the thieves. But honestly, how much chance do you have for that? No really, I have a protection, and I have no worries for my money and my total identity whatsoever. I highly recommend you to do it as well.
Thanks for your response. As I was writing this a pop up appeared that 540 million accounts on Facebook just got hacked. Glad you have taken steps that are guaranteed you are 100% immune to hacks, financial theft and identity theft. Sadly you are in the minority. Is there anything I can do to improve my post?