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A $50 Billion industry is big business. Unfortunately, that's how much fraudulent activity is charged each year stemming from identity theft. It's a big business alright; and one in which you are a potential victim.

Protect Your Identity with LifeLock! There are a variety of ways in which data thieves can steal your personal information. They can sift through trash to find bills and credit statements; they can steal credit and debit card numbers when your card is used; they can "phish" your email and retrieve your data while posing as legitimate businesses. The list goes on and on.

Once they have your data, it doesn't take long for them to wreak havoc. For example, they can drain your bank and checking accounts. Or, they can open new loans for cars and other big ticket items. They can even charge your accounts for vacations, home furnishings, and surgical procedures such as Liposuction and plastic surgery.

And after you realize you're a victim, it can take months or even years to straighten out the mess.

While no one can guarantee that your personal information will never be stolen, Identity Theft Protection services work to make sure that this information can not be used to bring you harm.

There are a number of features you'll want to consider when looking for an Identity Theft Protection service. Some of these include:

  • Services offered.  Some companies provide extensive protection and monitoring services; others provide just basic reporting.
  • Best Identity Theft Protection
  • Cost.  The cost for these services can vary widely. You want to be sure you're getting good value for your dollar.
  • Guarantee.  Some services provide no guarantee of protection; others provide up to $1 million worth of coverage.

TopConsumerReviews.com has reviewed and ranked the best Identity Theft programs available today. We hope this information helps you protect your identity and credit files right away!

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2016

Identity Theft Reviews

5 stars
LifeLock

LIFELOCKTopConsumerReviews.com Best-In-Class Blue Ribbon Award

LifeLock is the best identity theft protection program we've found. Available for both individuals and businesses, LifeLock has a very low cost and is backed with a $1,000,000 guarantee. Read More... Visit
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4.5 stars
Identity Force

IDENTITY FORCE

IdentityForce has been in business for over 35 years and is an A+ Better Business Bureau rated company. Their identity theft prevention service is both comprehensive and impressive. We also appreciated the insurance that backs this company's promise to its customers.
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4 stars
Metlife Defender

METLIFE DEFENDER

Met Life Defender brings to the market the most comprehensive list of identity theft services available today. They especially stand out in the area of child protection services, including both identity theft and cyber bullying. Met Life Defenders high tech identity theft monitoring service is state of the art. Read More... Visit
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3.5 stars
Trusted ID

TRUSTED ID

Trusted ID offers a variety of products to protect your identity. With a $1 million guarantee, Trusted ID is confident in their services to prevent identity theft.
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2.5 stars
Identity Guard

IDENTITY GUARD

Identity Guard has four different levels of protection depending on your needs. The website also gives advice on steps you can take to protect your identity on your own.
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1 star
Privacy Matters 123

PRIVACY MATTERS 123

Privacy Matters offers a free 7-day trial period with a free credit report and score. But as far as protection from identity thieves, Privacy Matters 123 only offers the bare minimum, and does so at the highest cost.
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$3.1 billion - at least - lost in bogus tax refunds to ID thieves in 2014

That's the number of dollars the Internal Revenue Service paid in bogus tax refunds in 2014 because of identity theft refund fraud, according to the Government Accountability Office. The IRS has a Taxpayer Protection Program that sounds like it should ...

Published:  Fri, 01 Jul 2016 12:32:00 GMT



Nutley: Police blotter, July 1

The victim declined being entered into the identity theft database. On June 25, a victim reported to headquarters that a malicious third party gained control of their computer via software and requested $300 to be sent via Western Union to resolve the problem.

Published:  Fri, 01 Jul 2016 15:17:00 GMT



Identity Theft getting even worse

In 2015, depending on the kind and type of identity theft we are talking about, identity thieves impacted 1.5 million people or more, says the Javelin Strategy & Research report. That's more than double than for 2014. The move from stripe cards to chip ...

Published:  Fri, 01 Jul 2016 07:40:00 GMT



Georgia man sentenced for Boise credit card scam

BOISE - Kyandre Banks, 27, of Lilburn, Georgia, was sentenced Thursday to five years in prison followed by three years of supervised release for committing wire fraud and identity theft, according to U.S. Attorney Wendy Olson. He was the eighth person to ...

Published:  Fri, 01 Jul 2016 11:06:00 GMT



Are Airbnb hosts in greater danger of identity theft?

If you rent out your home or apartment through an online rental site like Airbnb, you could be a greater risk of being a victim of identity theft. That is the warning from the identity monitoring firm LifeLock, which conducted a survey of about 1,000 ...

Published:  Sat, 25 Jun 2016 22:55:00 GMT



To Ghana With Love - Police Arrest Man in Apparent Identity Theft Scheme

WAUKESHA -- Police say a 65-year-old Waukesha man swindled businesses out of more than $38,000 in an apparent identity theft scheme, acting as a middleman for the his love interest - in Ghana. Bernard M. Mueller has been charged with two felony receiving ...

Published:  Fri, 01 Jul 2016 05:03:00 GMT



Sports Authority is going to auction off customer emails. Can it do that?

"Whether it's identity theft or a scheme to defraud people by selling other things to them or reselling that list." Companies are well aware of the value of this strange asset, which can direct them to new customers or help target interests. There was more ...

Published:  Fri, 01 Jul 2016 12:04:00 GMT



 

 

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