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In which i got LifeLock

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So since I had some fraud on my bank account last month and I have read all this startling news on Identity Theft I realized that it was time for Kevin and myself to finally get some sort of monitoring service for our “identities.”

 

I got a discount in the mail for “LifeLock” and after Googling them decided that they were perfectly adequate, especially since I was getting a discount.  So I enrolled Kevin and myself and then spent copious amounts of time filling in all the crap that they asked.

 

Meanwhile, I forgot to tell Kevin about this.  So of course, this morning he called me and asked me why he was getting all these emails from LifeLock.  Once I explained it all to him he agreed that we had discussed this (we had) but if we were on the same account why was he getting all this crap?

 

So I call them up and they explained that even though we were on the same account he had to log in and set everything up by himself.  Also, he had gotten some sort of “criminal” type thing that he had to look into.

 

How exciting it was to learn that Kevin was a criminal after all these years? I always thought he was a good boy and now it turns out he’s not? Well, either that or someone said that they were him and now he has this record.  I don’t really know because he’s calling to straighten it out.

 

Meanwhile, I felt kind of proud of myself for actually doing something smart although I’ve gotten so many alerts I’m wondering if it was stupid.  However, after speaking to them they explained these things would only be monthly and I had just joined so that’s why my inbox was flooded.

 

I’ve never actually checked my credit before so now I’m officially a grown up although I’m sure my kids would dispute that.

 

So, that’s what I’ve been up to. How about you? Oh yeah, the most exciting part is that you can actually opt out of all these free credit card offers.  I didn’t even know that but that’s half my mail gone immediately!!!!

 

YEAHHHHHHH!!!

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4 Comments

  1. Amy in Atlanta
    March 18, 2014

    The best protection is to freeze your credit with all three credit bureaus. It’s really easy and cost between $3.00 – $10.00 per credit bureau. My husband and I did this years ago and when we want to open a line of credit, all you do is unfreeze your account for 10 days and then it automatically freezes back. Go to Clark Howard.com. He will walk you through the process.

    Good luck!

    • Lynn
      March 19, 2014

      thanks…I had no idea. But does that really keep things from bank fraud from happening?

  2. Amy in Atlanta
    March 19, 2014

    It blocks anyone from opening a new account using your information.

    • Lynn
      March 20, 2014

      oh gotcha!!!

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