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:
Continuous Credit Monitoring
IBSA is an authorized Pre-Paid Legal Marketing Associate
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