Identity Theft Is On The Rise…


 
 
First it was the case of over 2 million veterans and now it is the D.C. employees and retirees who’s sensitive information was stolen. The information on the laptop computers contained social security numbers and other personal data, that if in the wrong hands (or right hands if the perpetrator knows what they are doing) could wreak havoc on millions of innocent people.
 
Identity theft is one of the nation most growing crimes and it has bilked millions of people out of their hard earned saving and ran up huge amount of frustration and unnecessary cost to the victims. Most people believe “it will never happen to me”, but the fact is that no one really knows when their information given to someone else will fall into the wrong hands.
 
It is close to visionary what Pre-Paid Legal Services did when they started an Identity Theft Plan that would help anyone with their service not only prevent identity theft, but to also help them restore their credit due to bogus purchases by the thieves. If you are a working middle class person or one with a higher income, an ounce of prevention is better than a pound of frustration.
 
It is because of legal situations that arise without warning that our agency has signed up to offer the Pre-Paid Legal Service Plans which includes a separate identity theft plan for as little as $12.95 per month. By obtaining the service for yourself from us, it not only helps give you a piece of mind, but it is also a way to financially support our other community efforts dealing with youth, business and employment assistance to the low income parents. To find out more on Pre-Paid Legal and their other preventive measure visit our PPL webpage.
 
 
What you receive from Pre-Paid Legals Identity Theft Plan:

Credit Report

Evaluate your current credit standing with:

  • An up-to-date credit report through Experian at no added cost
  • A personal credit score calculated by an independent scoring service
  • A detailed analysis of your personal credit score
Experts recommend that you review your credit report regularly. The Identity Theft ShieldSM makes it easy.

Continuous Credit Monitoring

Suspicious activation will be brought to your attention, providing you with early detection.

You’ll receive prompt notice if the credit repository is notified by Experian that:

  • New accounts have been opened in your name
  • Derogatory notations have been added to your credit report
  • Public records have been added to your report
  • Inquiries have been made against your report
  • A change of address has been requested

Identity Restoration

Identity theft can be devastating, and the process of restoring your name can be overwhelming and costly. You need more than “do it yourself” information if it happens to you.

With the Identity Theft ShieldSM a trained expert will take the steps to restore your name and credit for you!

  • Help reduce your out of pocket expenses and time spent away from work with valuable services from detection to resolution.
  • Fraud alert notifications will be sent on your behalf and applicable follow up will be done with affected agencies and institutions, including: credit card companies, financial institutions, all three credit repositories, Social Security Administration, Federal Trade Commission, Department of Motor Vehicles, law enforcement personnel, and the U.S. Postal Service.
  • Proactive searches of applicable local and national databases will be made on your behalf to look for information you may not be aware of, including: criminal activity in your name in your county’s records and certain federal watch lists, Department of Motor Vehicle records in your state, unknown addresses affiliated with your name, and banking activity in your name reported as fraudulent
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IBSA is an authorized Pre-Paid Legal Marketing Associate
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Laptop containing personal data for 13,000 D.C. employees, retirees stolen from ING employee – Topeka Capital-Journal
 
(02/26/05) Bank’s data tapes lost
Bank of America Corp. has lost computer data tapes containing personal information on 1.2 million federal employees, including some members of the U.S. Senate.
(07/26/05) Hospital reports stolen records
JOPLIN, Mo. — St. John’s Regional Medical Center has notified 27,000 patients that two computers containing some of their personal information were stolen from a microfilming company.
(02/16/03) Is your business safe from computer hackers?
Many businesses think they have an invisible cloak of invincibility when it comes to computer security. But saying, “It won’t happen to me” is simply not enough. A recent attack on the University of Kansas’ data system, where personal information on intern
(05/07/04) Protect identity, seniors advised
The best protection against identity theft is to guard your private information, particularly your Social Security number, as if your life depended on it, a former KBI member said Thursday. “This is about someone stealing who you are,” said John McElroy,
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