There are several methods and options available to help you protect yourself from Identity Theft. What is available and what are the best parts of each of the well-known options; Life Lock, Trusted ID and Identity Guard.
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ID Watchdog provides identity theft protection, prevention and resolution services, not only in the event of credit card fraud, but even in cases of other types of fraud, mis-use of your identity to obtain employment or medical treatment and a great deal more.
Side comment about the promotion code IDENTITY, since so many people have asked for information…
this link has a promotion code in it, using the code IDENTITY
saves you $21 off the cost of Lifelock, and gives you 30 days free.
I read about a service called Lifelock and how having Lifelock supposedly reduces your risk of becoming a victim of Identity Theft by half.
This sounded a little fishy to me (no pun intended), so I decided to investigate further.
After reading about Lifelock on their web site, I found out that where they focus is on trying to prevent your information, and your identity, from being valuable to anyone but you. In other words, even if your information is compromised, which (as we’ve discussed numerous times on this site) it already is, their service makes your identity virtually useless to anyone but you.
Pretty cool approach to the Identity Theft problem.
One of the nice features of Internet Explorer Seven is that it has a phishing alert build right into the software. What this means is that when you’re using Internet Explorer 7, if someone has reported a site as a phishing site, that you can know about it as you’re visiting the site. It’s a nice security and social networking feature built right into the browser, and is a great deterrent, although not foolproof, way to let people help each other provide some sense of security about surfing the Internet.
Watch the video below to see an example of Internet Explorer 7’s Phishing site alert in action.