Thankfully, I have never been a victim of identity theft. I have, however had my credit card information stolen several times. I know how devastating that can be, I cannot even imagine how it would be to have my whole identity stolen. The fallout that occurs from identity theft is catastrophic. Thankfully there is LifeLock.
LifeLock is today’s leader in the world of identity theft protection and information. They provide their customer with top of the line identity theft protection through a series of services backed by state-of-the-art technology. They actually provide 5 points of protection against identity theft.
Did you know that households that earn $100k or more per year have the highest identity fraud rate at 74%? Also, the average cost per person of having identities stolen is a whopping $1,513! There were 11.6 million adults who were victims of identity fraud in 20122 and a total of $18 billion was lost.
What is even more alarming since I work with social media and my smart phone all the time is that 6.6% of victims are smartphone owners. Also, 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. These are very scary numbers.
So how easy is it for your password to be hacked? If you have a 6 characters in your password with no symbol, it only takes a professional .000224 seconds. If you have 10 characters and one symbol in your password, it takes up to 20 days for a professional to break in. If you are anything like me then you are probably feeling very inclined to change your password. How hack friendly is your password?
There are so many accounts I have that utilizes a password, such as bank accounts, credit cards, loans, etc if anyone of those accounts got hacked I would be in a very bad place. I can certainly see how vital it is to have LifeLock protection. How safe do you feel from identity theft? How do you think LifeLock could help provide protection for you and your family? You can coonect with LifeLock on Facebook