Protect Your Identity Both Offline and Online

By Shannon Gosney
In Reviews
October 1, 2012

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of LifeLock Facebook for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine.

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Emailing, connecting with friends, paying bills, banking – all of these require a person to expose their identity online,  Identity fraud in a virtual world is something that can happen to anybody.  That’s why it’s really important to protect our identities, and we can do that through LifeLock.  Not only is it a pain to get your identity back into security, but you also suffer the breach of your personal and sensitive information!

LifeLock is today’s leader in the world of identity theft protection and information.  LifeLock provides its customers with top of the line identity theft protection through a suite of services backed up by state-of-the-art technology.  Plus, LifeLock provides information on all aspects of identity theft and threats.

Why is it Important to Protect Your Identity?

Here are some important facts:

– Households earning $100K+ per year have the highest identity fraud rate at 7.4%

– The average cost per person of having identities stolen is $1,513

– 11.6 million adults were victims of identity fraud in 2011 and $18 billion was lost

Alarming Stats for Social Media / Smartphone Users That Have Experienced Identity Fraud

– 6.6% of victims are smartphone owners

– 6.8% of victims are social media users who click on the applications

– 8.2% of victims are social media users who have “checked in” using their smartphone GPS

– 10.1% of victims are LinkedIn users

How hack friendly is your password?

– Did you know that if you have 6 characters in your password with no symbol, it takes a professional .00022 seconds to break your code?

– If you have 10 characters and one one symbol in your password, it takes up to 20 deys for a professional to break in.

These are pretty scary statistics and makes me want to protect my identity moren than I ever thought. How about you?

Check ou LifeLock’s site, as well as LifeLock on Facebook and start protecting your identity today.


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Shannon Gurnee is the author of RedheadMom formerly "The Mommy-Files", a national blog with a loyal following. She has a Bachelor's Degree in Marriage, Family, and Human Development with a Minor in Business Management. Shannon and her husband, Frank, have a large family with 6 awesome kids and love living on the Central Coast near San Luis Obispo, California, as well as traveling around the world. A full-time Social Media and Professional Blogger, Shannon also serves as a National Brand Ambassador for many well-known companies. Her blog focuses on motherhood, family fun activities, traveling, fashion, beauty, technology, wedding ideas and recipes while providing professional opinions on products, performances, restaurants, and a variety of businesses.

3 Responses to “Protect Your Identity Both Offline and Online”

  1. Debbie m says:

    This looks interesting. We have had our credit cards used before. Kind of scary!

  2. Debbie m says:

    We have had our credit card infomstolen. Very disturbing. This looks pretty cool!

  3. Christian Alejandro N. says:

    10 characters sounds tedious, but I started being more careful after my friend Bri had $1000 stolen after being hacked. a little more alertness and effort goes a long way.

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