Save on your membership with LifeLock® by using the promo code ‘TEN30’.
You’ll get 30 days free* to give it a test drive and see if it’s something that you like. After that, you’ll get a permanent 10% discount off the regular price.
This promotion code works for the Standard, Advantage and Ultimate Plus plans. The cost is shown below with and without using a discount code.
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Applicable sales tax not included.
The most important part of being a LifeLock Member is the peace of mind you get because you now have a dedicated company to watch your back. There’s nothing that will guarantee that your identity won’t be stolen. But having good help to turn to if it does happen will take a lot of worry off your mind.
The services that are included in all LifeLock plans are:
Advanced Internet monitoring – patrols over 10,000 criminal Internet sites
- Your personal information is monitored over LifeLock’s extensive network** searching for any signs of new credit and/or non-credit applications. They also search for illegal selling of your personal information on black market and criminal websites.
Identity threat detection and alerts
- You get alerts by email, text or phone.
Reduce pre-approved credit offers
- Stop getting all those credit offers and junk mail that you didn’t ask for.
Lost wallet protection
- If you lose your wallet, call LifeLock anytime from anywhere and they will help you cancel or replace your credit cards, insurance card, driver’s license, social security card, checkbook, and traveler’s checks. Sorry, but it excludes pictures, cash, and cash equivalents.
Change of Address verification
- You are alerted to any address change on your credit files. This could just be from you moving or a creditor updating their files. It can also indicate that an identity thief is trying to hi-jack your information.
$1 Milllion Total Service Guarantee***
- Quickly get the help and answers you need if your personal information is used by a thief.
- Service guarantee includes hiring lawyers, investigators and consultants to do whatever it takes to help you recover from identity theft.
24/7/365 Member Service
- You can talk to an identity theft specialist any time – any day of the year.
LifeLock Ultimate Plus..
..is an enhanced protection plan that include bank account and credit monitoring. It is the identity theft protection plan you hear about on the conservative talk radio and cable news shows. Coverage for bank and investment accounts are also covered.
DIY Online Security
We live in an electronic age where important personal information is stored on computers or servers all over the world. It’s important to always be aware that a thief can get any personal information. If it falls into the wrong hands, it’s going to be out there forever and continuously resold and reused.
Anyone can do many things themselves to make it harder to steal their identity. Just simply being aware that it’s a real possibility is the first step.
Because people reading this are using a computer and are connected to the internet, the first really important thing to have is up to date anti-virus software installed. But even that’s not enough. Because many of the ‘bugs’ a computer can catch are actually viruses. Using an anti-spyware/malware program is also a good idea.
Another important thing to remember to do online is to check for secure sites when making a purchase. Many times there will be a small icon of a lock in the bottom of the browser window. In the address bar, look see that a secure site starts with ‘https’ instead of the normal ‘http’. That ‘s’ stands for ‘secure’ and means that information is encrypted while being sent through the internet’s highways.
How about public wi-fi spots? Those are potentially very dangerous places to do more than just casual surfing. A hacker can be sitting nearby and snoop on any web-browsing sessions. This includes other computers, tablets and smartphones. Checking the latest sports scores on public hotspots are ok to do but for anything that is financially involved, be sure to use a personal VPN (virtual private network) for protection.
Phishing is another way a thief can trick people into revealing personal information online. An email from a hacker it can look like a very real one from a bank, PayPal, the IRS, or any other financial institution. Generally, the email says there’s some kind of urgent problem that needs fixing right away and please log in now. Some of these phishing emails look very real and some just look bad with poor English grammar. So always open a new browser window and type in the address – don’t click the links.
Before ever clicking on a link in ANY email, hover the mouse cursor over the link and look at the bottom of the browser window for the URL address that it shows. That’s the actual destination where clicking on a link will really go. If it’s from a bank and the address isn’t ‘mybank.com’, don’t click it! If the email seems fishy, just open a new browser window, type in the address, then login. With the IRS, they will NEVER send anyone an email.
Social networks can be another place where people inadvertently give out too much of information. Favorite security questions include place of birth, mother’s maiden name or model of first car? Fake answers to those questions are ok – just remember what the answers are!
Double check all privacy settings on sites like Facebook to make sure not just anyone can see all information. Some people just like to be completely open and sociable. They could consider making up answers to those security questions like place of birth or mother’s maiden name. Correct answers aren’t necessary. Something easy to is a good plan like “Hey Guys, my mother was Marilyn Monroe and I was born on Alpha Centauri….”
There are many things that can be done to protect an identity from falling into the wrong hands. Unfortunately, much of that personal life info is ‘out there’ already and consumers just one data breach away from becoming the next identity theft victim. Having an inexpensive basic membership with LifeLock will make life a lot easier if it happens. Use the promo code ‘Ten30’ to get the best current deal when you sign up.
**Network does not cover all transactions.
***Service Guarantee benefits for State of New York members are provided under a Master Insurance Policy issued by State National Insurance Company. Benefits for all other members are provided under a Master Insurance Policy underwritten by United Specialty Insurance Company. Under the Service Guarantee LifeLock will spend up to $1 million to hire experts to help your recovery. Please see the policy for terms, conditions and exclusions at LifeLock.com/legal.