Protect Yourself from Identity Theft

by Frank Brammer - Date: 2006-12-09 - Word Count: 485 Share This!

If you exist you will be compromised by Identity Theft. You can shred every piece of mail you receive and it will hardly make a difference. I don't care what hoops you jump through you cannot protect you cannot prevent your identity from being compromised. It is easy to steal an identity. 90% of what and identity thief needs is right in the phone book or easily available on the Internet. If your Social Security Number, Drivers License or any other identifying number is compromised; well you can just about be sure you'll have a mess to deal with.

Your credit is only a small piece of your identity. It is extremely important, but so is your medical history and what about your criminal record and work history. Credit card fraud is only 28% of the problem. bank fraud is 18%, phone and utility fraud is 19%, employment related fraud is 13%, Government documents & benefits fraud is 8% and medical fraud is growing.

Do you have a criminal record? Are you sure? If a criminal has your name and address you might have one. You may not have done the crime, but if someone else gave your name and address to the police when they were arrested you may do part of their time. Imagine some drug dealer is caught. Most dealers don't carry and ID on them and if they have one it's probably not their real name, address and other identifying information. It could be yours. So, this person is arrested and processed by the police (with your identity) and released until their trial date. They don't show for their court date and a warrant is issued for YOU! Now your out with your family and are pulled for a traffic violation and the next thing you know your in cuffs in front of your kids.

There are multiple products on the market that protect your credit. There is identity theft insurance available too, but that only give you money and instructions to solve the problem yourself. Identity Theft Shield is a complete solution. This is not identity theft insurance where they provide you funds and instructions to fix the problem yourself. Identity Theft Shield actually does the work and fixes the problem for you!

Odds are you will be a victim of Identity Theft. It's almost impossible to avoid being touched by it. I sleep better at night knowing I have protection. Wouldn't you like too? Please do your research and look into every form of Identity Theft protection that is available. Ask the hard questions from the companies providing this service. Ask "if my identity is compromised, what exactly does your company do for me?" 99% of the businesses offering Identity Theft protection are only focused on your credit or are going to "guide you" through the process of fixing the problem and in most cases they don't cost any less then Identity Theft Shield.

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