Before becoming a full-time stay at home Mom turned Lifestyle Blogger, I worked at the corporate office of a local credit union. The particular department I worked in was Card Services. Our department handled anything from ordering new debit and credit cards to fraud cases. On a daily basis I received calls from members concerned about unknown charges on their personal accounts and credit card statements. Sometimes our members would catch the unknown charges before too many withdrawals occurred on their accounts, while other times accounts were completely wiped out before they ever caught wind of any suspicious activity.
These situations were heartbreaking to hear about. The fraud process is grueling and often times causes financial hardship on innocent people. As the holiday season is upon us, more and more people will be using their debit and credit cards for purchases, including online. Sharing that personal information opens an opportunity for criminals to steal your account information, or worse-your identity.
National CyberSecurity Awareness Month
So how can you keep your personal information safe? Enter LifeLock.
“LifeLock is dedicated to relentlessly protecting your personal information, 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year. We provide proactive identity theft protection using innovative technologies that power not only LifeLock but also the world’s most sophisticated surveillance solutions – similar to the technology employed by government intelligence agencies and blue-chip corporations.”
LifeLock offers three individual plans: LifeLock, LifeLock Ultimate, and LifeLock Credit Score Manager.
I recently signed up for the LifeLock membership which includes:
- Alerts of potential threats–both credit and noncredit related
- Online access to a personalized dashboard showing current threats
- Relentless monitoring for exposure of your personal information
- Member services with local phone support—24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year
- Stolen or lost wallet remediation services to help cancel and replace credit and debit cards
- Comprehensive recovery services if you become a victim of identity theft on our watch.
I have learned how easy it is for a person’s identity to be stolen thanks to my previous job experience and learning from others mistakes. I am cautious when using my personal information online, however I can only protect myself to an extent. That’s why I’m so glad to have LifeLock watching my back!
Did you know that October is National CyberSecurity Awareness Month and National Crime Prevention Month?
I’m excited to share this wonderful opportunity with one lucky reader as well. All LifeLock plans are for US residents only.
Disclosure: All opinions are my own and may differ from yours. I received the above mentioned product for the purpose of this review. No other compensation was received. Thank You to LifeLock for the review & giveaway item.