I have heard such sad stories about people who have had their identities stolen and lost money (sometimes a significant amount) and had to endure immense stress and emotional upheaval in order to clear their name. My husband and I are extremely conscious of sharing personal information; therefore, we invested in a quality shredder a couple of years ago in order to shred every piece of paper that leaves this house that has our names on it.
We realize that this is only one strategy and I was interested in hearing about IdentityHawk. IdentityHawk is a website that provides identity theft protection. IdentityHawk’s website is comprehensive and provides a great deal of information that I found both interesting and educational. They discuss Identity Theft Basics, Prevention, Protection, and Recovery.
IdentityHawk has a cool feature called the Identity Health Score, which provides you with a number on a scale of 1 to 100 of how vulnerable your information is. Based upon the information that you provide to Identity Hawk, they will monitor the Internet to see if your information is being used. If it is, you are alerted immediately. They are an identity theft “watchdog”!
In the unfortunate event that someone uses your information or steals your identity, IdentityHawk has identity theft experts available to assist you immediately in repairing the situation. The aftermath of a situation is extremely stressful and I would certainly want to have a trained expert helping me through this kind of crisis.
*Disclaimer: This is a sponsored post. However, the opinions expressed here are my own and are not swayed by compensation.