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LifeLock Identity Theft Protection Services

by Alicia on February 18, 2011 in Contests, Family Finances, New posts

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Imagine going to buy something at the store and hearing your credit card is tapped out, knowing full well you have thousands of dollars available. Or, how about buying groceries with your debit card and being told it’s denied because no funds are available? It can happen. Identity thieves don’t need your permission to access your accounts and clean you out of every dime of credit or every penny you’ve deposited. More than 11 million Americans face identity theft each year*, including children. That’s right. Identity thieves looking for a fresh start can take your children’s clean social security number and get access to all kinds of credit, then trash their profile so that when they go to take out loans they’ll be denied. And here’s the thing—you might not even find out for several years! Think about it. Why would you check your child’s credit now? And when would you? You won’t until they need a loan for a car or college, or maybe applying for a job. Then, the damage is already done.

HOWEVER, if you use a service such as LifeLock you will find out right away when someone is tampering with your credit, or your child’s. That’s because LifeLock offers advanced protection to monitor your personal information. LifeLock sends alerts of potential threats both credit and non-credit related. So, if someone grabs your family’s info and tries to use it for fraud (whether it’s applying for a loan or assuming a new identity), you’re going to know about it. You get online access to a personalized dashboard, help cancelling cards if you lose your wallet, and comprehensive recovery services if you do somehow become a victim while signed up for the service.

LifeLock Identity Theft Protection review

LifeLock even offers an advanced line of defense with the LifeLock Command Center™ protection, an added level of protection for those who want it. The LifeLock Command Center membership includes all of the services provided by LifeLock® identity theft protection along with:

  • Expanded monitoring of personal information across a comprehensive network of databases, not just credit reports
  • Enhanced, consolidated reporting of threats
  • Public and court record surveillance
  • Searching for use of known alternate names
  • Surveillance of unregulated global networks and file-sharing sites
  • Guidance to correct accidental disclosure of personal information on file-sharing sites
  • The option to extend your line of defense with LifeLock Credit Score Manager™ protection
  • The annual fee for LifeLock Identity Theft Protection is $110/yr or $10/month. The LifeLock Command Center is $165 or $15 a month.

I was given a yearly membership to review while writing this post. I found the signup to be simple. You can either sign up online or over the telephone. For something like LifeLock’s services I recommend calling to speak to a representative who can answer your questions right away and help you decide which LifeLock service is best for you. The representative I spoke to was very helpful and had me and my husband signed up for LifeLock’s Command Center service in about 10 minutes.

If you are looking for some peace of mind about protecting your family from identity theft, this seems to be a small price to pay in my opinion.

LifeLock website

Take a look at LifeLock’s Identity Theft 101 page to learn what the stats are in your state and more.

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Disclosure: I was provided with a one year membership for LifeLock Command Center to review while writing this post via MomSparkMedia and LifeLock. Thoughts expressed in this post are my own and were not influenced in any way.

Alicia Hagan, Mom Blog editor

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R Hicks March 8, 2011 at 10:00 pm

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R Hicks March 8, 2011 at 9:59 pm

liked you fb
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R Hicks March 8, 2011 at 9:59 pm

I like that they send you alerts when someone is trying to use your personal info.

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Diane Baum March 8, 2011 at 9:17 pm

I like that it gives you alerts

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Sarabeth March 8, 2011 at 4:48 pm

Following you on twitter (Sarabeth1117)

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Sarabeth March 8, 2011 at 4:47 pm

Added as friend on fb (Sara Beth)

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Sarabeth March 8, 2011 at 4:46 pm

I love that lifelock sends out alerts about potential threats. I love how secure my information would be and I wouldn’t have to worry about it.

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WeeMason's Mom March 7, 2011 at 4:15 pm

I follow you on twitter @weemasonsmom

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WeeMason's Mom March 7, 2011 at 4:13 pm

I like that it’s endorsed by Dave Ramsey. He really knows his stuff!

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Beth March 7, 2011 at 3:20 pm

I like that they keep up with current identity theft techniques and alert users when a threat is identified.

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Jaque R. March 7, 2011 at 12:01 pm

I like the idea of never needing to worry about identity theft with LifeLock. I am sure this is a concern to everyone with a computer connected to the internet. :-) Thank you.

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Leslie B March 7, 2011 at 8:45 am

I like everything about them! They monitor everything everywhere and if they see something that’s not right they let you know and help fix it. I have wanted this for years! Thanks for the opportunity.

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danielle March 7, 2011 at 2:04 am

I like that my credit would be continually monitored while I go about the business of everyday life. daniellealexi at gmail dot com

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VickieB March 6, 2011 at 11:00 am

I like The Moomy Insider on Facebook Vickie Bartlett
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VickieB March 6, 2011 at 10:59 am

Follow @mommyinsider on Twitter @vlbsweeps
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VickieB March 6, 2011 at 10:58 am

I like that they can remove me from preapproved credit offers and that I can access my credit score
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Edi March 5, 2011 at 9:16 am

I like the peace of mind I would have that someon is monitoring my credit all the time.

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Gena Morris March 3, 2011 at 11:59 pm

Connected via Facebook

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Gena Morris March 3, 2011 at 11:59 pm

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Gena Morris March 3, 2011 at 11:57 pm

I love the piece of mind that I could get.

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Kelly Ann T. March 3, 2011 at 5:51 pm

I like that the LifeLock Credit Score Manager™ provides important safeguards for monitoring and helping you maintaining your credit score. More than just free annual credit reports*, we monitor all three major credit bureaus daily and notify you of any changes in your credit report.

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shawna February 27, 2011 at 10:27 pm

I like that they offer Expanded monitoring of personal information across a comprehensive network of databases, not just credit reports

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Erica C. February 27, 2011 at 10:35 am

I like that it orders your credit reports for you.

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michelle robbins February 26, 2011 at 10:44 pm

Peace of mind and the company has been around a while and is well known.

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Becky February 25, 2011 at 12:45 pm

I like that it sends alerts.

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