You protect your health, safety, and possessions.
But what about your identity?
If you think you’re immune from identity theft, think again…
- The average US family will experience identity theft within the next three years.
- The risk of identity fraud has increased 3x within the last year. Over 42 million Americans fell victim last year compared to 14 million the year prior.
- You are 15 times more likely to have your identity stolen than to have your home burglarized.
- After the Equifax breach, fraudsters may have close to 56% of American’s names, Social Security numbers and dates of birth.
Credit monitoring services can help you keep an eye on credit report activity, but they can’t prevent identity theft. What’s more, credit monitoring can only alert you after your identity has already been compromised.
Recent hacking schemes—against credit bureaus and other popular companies—have compromised millions of people’s private information. If you’re one of those unlucky people, you may already be in trouble.
Anyone can have their identity stolen. For children, you may go for years without knowing it—and the consequences can be devastating.
Retired individuals and couples are favorite targets of identity thieves. If it happens to you, who will you turn to for help?