This is a sponsored post on behalf of LifeLock. Though I was compensated for my time, all opinions are my own.
I have worked in the insurance industry for over 10 years, and in those years I have seen a lot of crazy stuff. People opening their door during a car wash ripping the door completely off the hinges (and no, he couldn’t remember why), wanting the company to pay for the T.V. they broke during a game of Wii Sports, and a lady convinced that her neighbor was trying to off her by coming in her house and moving things around (yes, I’m not sure how I could of helped either!) I’ve also seen a lot of sad things as well – houses burnt to the ground, people loosing family in car accidents, and I’ve seen a TON of people become aware that their identity had been stolen.
One particular story I remember is a man who called my office with the opening line of, “you are never going to believe this, but..” I have heard that line a few times in my career, but this one takes the cake. This gentlemen went on to tell me that his old roommate from many years ago had stolen his identity – and he had been working feverishly the past 5 years to get it back. The reason he was calling me was because this identity theft had just bought a home and auto insurance policy with me – and we were completely unaware that he wasn’t who he said he was. The gentleman actually received a letter from our company stating that someone had used his information and alerted him to call our office if it wasn’t him – he called me, unsure what to do. He had been making police reports, reported to the credit bureau, but somehow his old roommate was able to buy a house with his identity!
I remember being a bit scared through the process of helping him file the right reports, and do what we could to help him find the perpetrator and reclaim his identity. I mean, weren’t we all well beyond this? I thought the world was more technologically advanced than this? It really could happen to anyone.
I knew I needed to do something to not only protect my identity, but my husband’s as well. We had worked very hard to recover our credit after our previous relationships, and I wasn’t going to let someone steal all my hard work! So I did a search and ran across the LifeLock Site . What a life saver!
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