Identity Theft

money-7Identity theft is when thieves steal your personal information in order to take over or open new accounts, file fake tax returns, rent or buy properties, or do other criminal things in your name.  In September 2017, Equifax announced a security breach in which the sensitive information of an estimated 145.5 million U.S. consumers was potentially compromised, which highlighted the importance of Identity Fraud.

The 13th annual Cost of a Data Breach study independently conducted by Ponemon Institute reports the 2018 global average cost of a data breach is up 6.4 percent over the previous year to $3.86 million. The average cost for each lost or stolen record containing sensitive and confidential information also increased by 4.8 percent year over year to $148.

 According to SANS Institute, identity theft recovery takes an average of 6 months and 100 to 200 hours-worth of work. For those with limited time for phone calls, written correspondence, emails, police reports, follow-up replies and investigative work, those hours can stretch out over years.

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Only 17% of identity theft deals with credit cards, yet most solutions available in the market only provide protection and monitoring of your credit.

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LegalShield provides just some of these services:

  • Preventive Law (i.e. Phone consultation for any personal legal, writing letters, legal document review, etc.)
  • Estate Planning (i.e. As part of the plan a will be provided and updated every year)
    Motor Vehicle (i.e. Representing you in speeding tickets)
  • Other Matters (i.e. Lawsuit/IRS audit services, uncontested separation and divorce representation, etc.)

IDShield provides not only credit monitoring, but also identity restoration by Licensed Private Investigators. Some of the features include:

  • Complete Credit Analysis
  • Credit Inquiry Alerts
  • Daily ID Monitoring
  • Minor Child Coverage
  • $5 Million Dollar Service Guarantee

KW1784102f20KW_thumb.jpgA membership with LegalShield also gives you discounts on products and services (i.e. like new car prices, discounts on cell phone bills, clothes, furniture, appliances,etc) with services added monthly…

There are discounts for groups, please contact your Benefits Manager and we could set up a short overview at your office. If you are interested in any of these plans, please click the following link:

If you have questions or concerns, my email address is, or call me at 813.205.9280.

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