These days so much of our lives is online: transactions, purchases, money transfers, banking, bill paying and more.
I, myself, worry about this because I have had my account hacked on auction sites as well as people using my name and credit card number (while I still had the card) to purchase hunting knives in Alaska.
Some of my friends have had all their information stolen from their license number to all their credit cards. Identity theft is a scary business and ultimately an enormous hassle.
LifeLock is the leader in the world of identity theft protection and information, providing customers with top of the line identity theft protection with services backed by state-of-the-art technology. Also, LifeLock provides extremely useful information on all aspects of identity theft and threats to help in its prevention.
Alarming stats for social media/ smartphone users that have experience identity fraud:
• 6.6% of victims are smartphone owners
• 6.8% of victims are social media users who click on the applications
• 8.2% of victims are social media users who have “checked in” using their smartphone GPS
• 10.1% of victims are LinkedIn users
Did you ever wonder how safe your password is? Here is a great infographic from Lifelock:
How hack-friendly is your password?
There is really so much to learn and Lifelock is a very cost-friendly way to protect yourself so you can have peace of mind, perhaps the greatest benefit of all.
Do you feel protected online? Do you have any concerns? Have you or your friends been affected by identity fraud?
I know that with Lifelock I will sleep better at night knowing my family is protected.
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