It seems like every week there’s another story in the news about some organization or retailer getting hacked, with the personal information of millions of consumers falling into the hands of people who will sell it on the black market or use it for other nefarious purposes. You’d be amazed to know what can be done with just your name, address, date of birth and social security number. Credit card accounts can be opened, loans taken out in your name, cars purchased…it could take years and many thousands of dollars in legal fees to clear things up.
Fortunately, there are companies that provide identity protection services to safeguard your personal information and your credit report. They continuously monitor all activity and alert you to anything that looks suspicious. Most charge a monthly fee of around $25, which may seem like a lot, until you compare it to the enormous financial risk you’re exposing yourself to by not being protected, and the costs involved if your identity is in fact stolen and used by someone else.
Protect yourself today and don’t be the next victim of identity theft.