Identity Theft News: Who cares? Answer: A Lot of People! The article I’m linking below is new, fresh Identity Theft News, and illustrates once again that we need protection from identity theft. Not just hearing about it IF the network learns about it, and not just being told how to repair the damalge ourselves. The best protection against identity theft can be obtained here, whether you live in Tennessee, like me, or somewhere else in the country.
From the New York Times, dated August 5, 2014:
Most of us seem to think that identity theft happens only to “other people.” Funny how it feels different after it happens to us.
I’m a pretty careful person when it comes to guarding things that should be private. But then again, I don’t try to steal my own identity materials. Probably the same for you, right?
Before I got identity theft protection, mly own bank somehow allowed someone who worked for them to steal quite a bit of money from the card associated with my business account. I got my money back, but it took roughly FIFTY HOURS of my time to deal with the issues. All during business hours, of course. What is fifty hours of your time at work worth to you?
For me, it’s worth well over three years of the cost of the best identity theft protection/ identity theft restoration available.
I also got a call about 18 months ago from a collector trying to get over $3,400 from me on a credit card I paid off, then cancelled in 1992. I called my identity theft protection / identity theft restoration people that evening after supper, spent a little over ten minutes on the phone with them, and they took care of it. I not only didn’t have to pay – lI got an apology letter from the credit card company. Checked my credit record (that’s included with the program, too), and there wasn’t a mark on my record from the credit card company’s mistake.
Would you really rather chase down things like that by yourself, even with help? Not me.