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Don't Use Experian or Lifelock

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Lifelock provides identity theft protection.  Experian provides credit monitoring.  What do they have in common?  Both are major players in their field.  And both have been the subject of devastating hacks.

Hackers recently stole the addresses, Social Security numbers an other personal information from 15 million T-Mobile customers through Experian.  T-Mobile was outraged by this, as they had nothing to do with the compromised information.  Experian offered their own credit monitoring services to the people who were affected, which caused even more outrage.  And this wasn't the first time Experian has been hacked.

Lifelock has also been found lacking in securing customer data.  The FTC has found that they failed to provide "reasonable and appropriate security to prevent unauthorized access to personal information" that they store.  That was in 2010.  Lifelock was told to fix the problem, but have yet to do it.  Thieves are still able to accrue unauthorized charges and take out loans in the name of their customers.  In fact, the CEO of Lifelock, Todd Davis, had a $500 loan taken out in his name after bragging about his company's security by publicizing his own Social Security number.

So if you're concerned about your security, what's the alternative?  You can use what our own Craig Petronella uses for himself and his family: IDShield.

IDShield provides privacy and security monitoring, consultation, and Comprehensive Identity Restoration from Kroll. So in the unfortunate event something does happen to your identity, as it does to millions of Americans every year, you'll have professional help in getting your identity restored to what it was before the fraud occurred. To ensure you have the best coverage possible, there is an IDShield Family plan that includes you, your spouse or partner and up to 8 children.

To get started on keeping your family's identities safe, CLICK HERE.