Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Protect Yourself

In my previous work, one of my co - workers lost her credit card. She placed her complaint before the credit card company as soon as she knew its loss. Surprisingly, she saw the unwanted purchases and cash withdrawals from her stolen credit card, amounting to around $1000.00. She could only cry and pay for these unnecessary expenses.

Before the popularity of internet, identity theft was only a local problem. Identity theft occurs if someone uses your identity for malicious purpose, usually, for financial advantage. However, nowadays, identity theft is quite common and has become a global security issue as coders and scammers exist to steal your valuable information.

This is the very reason why identity theft protection and Lifelock exist to keep our valuable information safe and secured. We better be vigilant and responsible rather than sorry for our losses.