Wednesday, September 26, 2012

LifeLock: Protect Against Identity Fraud.

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of LifeLock Facebook for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine.
AmeliaIZEA | skitch.comYou've probably heard how easy it is for one's identity to be stolen. LifeLock is a company that can help protect against ID theft, fraud or other crimes.
According to LifeLocks' site, identity thieves can assume someone else's identity and open lines of new credit, drain a retirement or savings account, file false tax returns, obtain medical attention, or even provide an alias when arrested. Talk about a lot of phone calls getting any of those problems sorted out!
LifeLock can help by monitoring and scanning your identity. They respond to identity theft, track your credit score and even offer a $1k guarantee for their services.
Some Stats to help you determine if you are at risk for ID Theft: Households earning $100K or more per year have the highest ID Fraid at 7.4%. The average cost per person of having an identity stolen is $1,513. 11.6 million adults were victims of ID theft in 2011 resulting in $18 billion lost.
Smartphone users should beware: 6.6% of victims are smartphone owners. 6.8% of victims are social media users who click on the apps. 8.2% of victims are social media users who have 'checked in' using their smartphone GPS. 10.1% of victims are LinkedIn users.
How hack friendly is your password?  Check out that link. You'd be surprised how easy it is to hack into an account that doesn't use any symbols in the password. Yikes.
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