They’ll be lots of credit card information flying back and forth over the internet this Cyber Monday (and the rest of the year too!). With all that precious info floating about, have you given any thought to identity theft? All a crook needs is your birth date and the city or town where you were born (which can easily be gleaned off FaceBook and other social media outlets) and you have a good chance at being a victim of identity fraud. Even such data giants as Experian or Macy’s can have your info subjected to a 100% breach of privacy.
What to do? Before you boot up your computer and do some WiFi shopping, you need to inquire about identity theft protection. SafeHome.org did an excellent review of the top ten companies able to provide you and your family with some great protection (click here). Please note that there is no sure-fire way to protect yourself 100%, but these companies do have much to offer you in the guise of data protection.
Best Identity Theft Protection of 2019
SafeHome.org does a great job telling you the pros and cons of each one of these plans. Some have family plans and pricing. Some have free trial periods or a 30-60 day guarantee. In any event, in today’s rampant identity theft breaches, the best defense is an offense. Don’t shop the internet without it.
Of course, you can freeze all three of your credit files (Experian, Equifax and TransUnion) for free BUT they won’t give you email scanning, dark web browsing for all your personal data (social security number, drivers license, credit cards etc. etc.) If you purchase any of the chosen identity theft plans through SafeHouse.org, you’ll get an additional 30% off in most cases.
To secure your credit files, you need to activate a security freeze at each of the three credit bureaus: