Why You Need Identity Theft Protection
Most of us are careful to insure our homes, cars, and businesses against unexpected disaster. However, the way we live today requires additional vigilance over our personal information. On-line and off, it's critical to have the best protection for your personal identity, privacy, and credit.
Identity theft statistics are astounding: approximately 15 million U.S. residents have their identities stolen each year with financial losses totaling upwards of $50 billion. This means that approximately 1 out of every 4 adults have their identities stolen, resulting in losses of about $3,500 in each instance. The damage can be devastating and the fall-out hard to contain.
Some of the ways your personal information can be obtained may surprise you. Everyday transactions such as credit card purchases or using an ATM are opportunities for theft. Even your mail, unsolicited phone calls, or writing your social security number on a check can leave you vulnerable. It's time we all became aware of the everyday ways we are at risk.