Save on your membership with LifeLock by using the promo code ‘TEN30′. This code was very popular in 2013 and continues to offer the best discount into 2014.
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 Ultimate and standard basic plan.
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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 cash and photos can’t be covered.
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***
- Includes identity theft insurance with a zero deductible
- 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.
..is an enhanced protection plan that include bank account and credit monitoring. It is the plan you hear about on talk radio from Rush Limbaugh and Glenn Beck. Sean Hannity also recommends it on his nightly TV show.
DIY Online Security
We live in an electronic age where most of our 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 our personal information. If yours falls into the wrong hands, it’s going to be out there forever and continuously resold and reused.
You can do many things yourself to make it harder to steal your identity. Just simply being aware that it’s a real possibility is the first step.
Since you’re reading this on a computer, we hope that you have up to date anti-virus software installed. But even that’s not enough. Because many of the ‘bugs’ your computer can catch are actually viruses, you also need an anti-spyware/malware program, too
Another important thing to remember to do online is to check for secure sites when making a purchase. Many times you will see a small icon of a lock in the bottom of your browser window. In the address bar, you will also 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.
Do you like to use 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 your web-browsing sessions. This includes using your computer, tablet and smartphone. So if you’re planning on doing more than checking the latest sports scores on public hotspots, be sure to use a personal VPN (virtual private network) to protect yourself.
Phishing is another way you can be tricked into revealing your personal information online. When you get an email from a hacker it can look like a very real one from your bank, PayPal, the IRS, or any other financial institution. Generally, the email says there’s some kind of urgent problem you need to fix right away. Some of these phishing emails look very real and some just look bad with poor English grammar.
Before you ever click on a link in ANY email, hover your mouse cursor over the link and look at the bottom of your browser window for the URL address that it shows. That’s there clicking on a link will really take you. If it’s from your bank and the address isn’t ‘mybank.com’, don’t click it! If you’re not sure if the email is for real, just open a new browser window, type in the address of where you want to go, then login. With the IRS, they will NEVER send you an email.
Social networks can be another place where you can inadvertently give out too much of your information. How many times have you had security questions that asked you for your place of birth, your mother’s maiden name or your first car? (OK, the first car thing is safe!)
Double check your privacy settings on sites like Facebook to make sure not just anyone can see all your information. If you just like to be completely open and sociable, then consider making up answers to those security questions like place of birth or mother’s maiden name. You don’t have to actually give the correct answer. Just use something you can remember like maybe your mom was Marilyn Monroe….
There are many things you can do to protect your identity from falling into the wrong hands. Unfortunately, much of your personal life is ‘out there’ already and you’re just one data breach away from becoming the next identity theft victim. Having an inexpensive basic membership with LifeLock will make your life a lot easier if it happens. Use the promo code ‘TEN30′ to get the best current deal when you sign up.
** Not all transactions are covered and scope may vary.
*** The benefits under the Service Guarantee are provided under a Master Insurance Policy underwritten by State National Insurance Company. Please see the actual policy for applicable terms, conditions and exclusions of coverage which may be accessed through the summary of benefits.