Identity Theft is real.

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Ever had your home or vehicle burglarized? If so, you’ll fully understand the feelings of violation, fear, and anger that come along with having your personal property and/or space violated. We work hard for the things we own, and for someone to take them without permission is often devastating and lots of times downright scary. Imagine if this thing they took, however, was not a product you could replace. A friend of mine dealt with this exact same situation.  Actually, as I write this, it isn’t just a friend of mine.  It’s multiple. Some near, some far. The end result is always scary.  Frustrating.  Time consuming.

We’ve all heard the stories. Seen the commercials, read the articles. Identify theft is real, and it’s happening all over at an extremely alarming rate. As with any other catastrophe, however, most of us walk around thinking this could never happen to us. Think again. Identify thieves’ strike anyone at any given time. Race, ethnicity, age, and even credit score don’t matter; you’re still able to become a victim of this horrendous time. It doesn’t matter if you keep your passwords fresh and hard to guess (although that is a great idea, nevertheless). It doesn’t matter if you lock away your cards and vow to never type in a single digit of any of them onto a computer ever. In fact, it doesn’t even matter if you decide to forego cards and checks all together and resort back to paying for everything in cash from a shoebox under your bed.

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Original photo credit: Don Hankins

At the end of the day, identify theft is real. It happens. It’s hard to correct once it occurs. It took my friend years, and lots of leg work to feel like she had finally won back her identity. Her name. Her credit; which is so often used to determine a person’s ethics, morals, and level of responsibility. When I asked my friend what, if anything, she would have done differently to protect herself, that’s when she told me about LifeLock.

Identity theft doesn’t just happen in other places, other towns, other parts of the country.  In the time it took you to read that last sentence, someone else’s identity has been stolen.  It happens every 3 seconds.

Every 3 seconds!

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What is LifeLock?

LifeLock  gives you the peace of mind of knowing that your identity is safe and secure. In the event that anyone did try to infringe on your unique personal footprint, the LifeLock team is there to combat, and keep you safe from  identity theft. Their fraud identity protection is unrivaled

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Head over to the LifeLock site to read reviews, and find out more about identify theft protection. Use the promo code “LifeLockSecure” for 10% off!

Do you know anyone who has been affected by identity theft?
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About the author: I’m a 30-something mom to three, brand ambassador. content creator, social media maven, blogger extraordinaire, earth lover, butcher, baker, candlestick maker (or something along those lines) – love word games, crafting, cake decorating or shooting pictures.

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  • Identity theft is such a scary thing. So glad there are services available for monitoring

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  • I would totally love to try Life Lock. I’ve heard great things about this company. But even more so since we had a near break in a few months ago.

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  • This is such a serious issue! Life lock is amazing!

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  • My husband has had his credit card taken twice – but luckily we got calls from the card right away. I’m always afraid that someone will steal mine or my kids SS numbers.

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  • I don’t really know of anyone who has had their identity stolen, just credit cards and bank accounts. It happens so much, but I didn’t know it happens every 3 seconds, scary!

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  • Identity theft is so scary. I try to do what I can to keep things secure, but I know I could do more!

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  • It’s crazy how common identity theft is. I’m going to have to give Life Lock a closer look!

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  • I’ve always thought about getting Life Lock. I would hate to have this happen to me.

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  • My car was broken into once and it was so scary. I’ve heard their ads on the radio, but enjoyed reading more about it.

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  • My daughter has had to deal with identity theft, twice. Both times from her wallet getting stolen.

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  • It used to be you never heard of it and it was almost “rare”. Now I hear about more and more cases of it happening.

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  • I can’t believe how quickly the problem continues to grow too. It’s a horrible thing!

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  • The very first time my husband made a purchase online (wrestling shoes for the second oldest when he was in school years ago), his cc number was stolen and charges were ran up on it in California (we live in Michigan). He no longer shops online, ever.

    At Christmas time, I went to charge a gift and saw a strange order. Someone had charged up several pairs of animal print leggings to my account (I’m 43, well past the animal leggings stage). It was a cancelled order…the store had caught it. But her name and address (the identity thief) were still on my account. No one cared. I paid what I owed in full and cancelled the account/card.

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  • Happens more and more each day. Been thinking a lot about this.

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  • I have known several people that have had their debit card numbers stolen and used to buy things in other states. Scary! I can’t believe it is so simple for someone to have access to all kinds of personal information.

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  • I do not know anyone that has been affected by identity theft.. I have had my credit card number stolen and used and then at times attempted but they got the big REJECT because my banks are awesome!

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  • I’ve had many family and friends affected. So scary to think about and such a headache to fix!

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  • Its shocking how much identity theft happens,You can never be too careful.I would like to try Lifelock.

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  • Crazy that it happens every 3 seconds. That is such an insane and scary statistic. I use and love LifeLock and the piece of mind it brings.

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