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IDENTITY THEFT | EQUIFAX BREACH 2017 | National CyberSecurity Awareness Month

LIFELOCK has been advertising as the best solution in response to the recent Equifax Breach.

But is it REALLY the BEST for YOU?

What is NOT included in their service plan, that you should know about?
It’s difficult to make the BEST decisions when we may not have all the facts or information to consider. Our identity and credit is vital for Business and our livelihood, and that’s why we felt it important to share this information with you for damage control, protection of your identity, and health of your financial credit.

 

Here are some Q&A’s we hope will be helpful that are straight from Legal Shield:

 

Q: WHO IS EQUIFAX?
A: Equifax is one of the nation’s three major credit reporting agencies.

 

Q: HOW LONG DID THE BREACH LAST AND WHO WAS AFFECTED?
A: The breach lasted from mid-May through July and hackers were able to access personally identifiable information of 143 million Americans, including Social Security numbers and date of birth.

 

Q: WHAT INFORMATION WAS COMPROMISED?
A: People’s full names, Social Security numbers, birth dates, addresses, driver’s license numbers and credit card numbers were stolen. Credit card numbers for about 209,000 people were stolen.

 

Q: WHAT IS THE LIKELIHOOD OF ACTUALLY HAVING MY IDENTITY STOLEN?
A: Every year nearly 10 million Americans have their identity stolen and this number tends to rise after a data breach. The likelihood of identity theft after a breach can escalate, especially when Social Security numbers are stolen. This risk also has no expiration date because this data could be sold and traded for years to come.

 

Q: WHAT STEPS CAN ONE TAKE TO PROTECT THEIR IDENTITY?
A: Enroll in IDShield, a fully comprehensive identity theft protection plan that provides complete restoration along with both credit and internet monitoring.

 

Q: HOW CAN AN IDSHIELD PRODUCT PROTECT AFTER A DATA BREACH?
A: IDShield is a fully comprehensive identity theft plan that provides complete restoration, credit monitoring and internet monitoring across the Dark Web, hidden websites where criminals search to purchase passwords, SSNs and other personally identifiable information. Credit inquiry alerts and identity threat alerts are sent to the employee if their identity may be compromised. And in the event their identity is stolen,

 

IDShield is the only identity theft plan that provides direct access to licensed private investigators who will fully restore their identity.
IDS EquifaxBreach FAQ 091317

 

Q: WHY SHOULD I CONSIDER IDSHIELD IF WE ALREADY SIGNED-UP FOR TRUSTEDID?
A: TrustedID only provides monitoring support, it does not provide identity restoration. Restoring an identity can be timely and costly and should not be something dealt with alone. Also, consider why one would sign-up for a service affiliated with Equifax.

 

Q: HOW DOES IDSHIELD COMPARE TO EQUIFAX’S TRUSTEDID PLAN?
A: TrustedID provides identity monitoring but no identity restoration support. IDShield provides identity monitoring and full restoration support and is the only identity theft plan that provides direct access to a dedicated team of licensed private investigators.

 

This comparison is based on information that is publicly available as of September 2017 and on plans at similar price points, without discounts. This is a summary only. Each company may have more plans available. As with all plans, some exclusions apply. Please see a plan contract for complete details. IDShield is a product of LegalShield, and provides access to identity theft protection and restoration services through an exclusive relationship with Kroll. Neither LegalShield nor its officers, employees, or sales associates directly or indirectly provide identity theft protection, restoration services, or advice.

 

IDShield is the only identity theft plan that provides direct access to
licensed private investigators.

 

Link for More Info on ID Shield and Legal Shield as a resource.
If you have any questions on Legal Shield or ID Shield services, Emily is happy to answer them for you.  Her contact information is below.
Contact:
Emily Atkins
Independent Associate
Legal Service Plans ~ Identity Theft Protection & Restoration Plans
Small Business & Employee Group Benefits
Office:   805-455-4707
If you have any questions regarding the experience as a client of Legal Shield or ID Theft, feel free to contact Gino and Sandy Goe, who have valued their services for over 10 years.
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