You’ve spent a lifetime building up your credit score. You’ll depend on your retirement accounts for years to come. But what happens if your identity is stolen?
Identity theft and scams against boomers, retirees and older Americans are much more common than against younger Americans. And recovering from identity theft can take thousands of dollars and years of slow, painful work. But far greater than the financial impact is the psychological toll identity theft can take. Victims often report the following symptoms associated with identity theft:
- Lack of focus
- Sleep disturbance
Credit monitoring services can help you keep an eye on credit report activity, but they can’t help protect your Social Security number. What’s more, credit monitoring can only alert you after your identity has already been compromised.
While there’s no foolproof way to prevent it from happening, there is a way to have ironclad peace of mind about identity theft. When you become a LibertyID member, you’ll pay one low annual fee that guarantees help with full identity restoration is just a phone call away.
For just a few extra dollars each year, you can protect your kids and their families too.