The LifeLock strategy for protecting your mail from identity thieves
In a world plagued by rampant identity theft, even the mailboxes at our homes can’t be assumed to be secure. In fact, stolen mail is one of the most common sources of information for identity thieves.
Fortunately, there are steps you can take to make your mail safer, and there are things LifeLock does to help.
If you haven’t done it already, it’s time to stop getting and sending bills through the mail. Instead, have your creditors and financial institutions set up electronic statements and payments. Though the Internet isn’t totally secure either, it accounts for a very small percentage of identity theft.
Even if you don’t want to or can’t go the electronic route, don’t leave statements sitting in your mailbox. When you pay bills, don’t leave the checks sitting in the mailbox with the red flag up.
Consider buying a locking mailbox so incoming mail will be secure.
Drop your outgoing checks into a U.S. Postal Service mailbox. For even better security, rent a mailbox at the post office for all mail.
How LifeLock protects your mail
One of the first things Life Lock does for their new members is contact the marketing associations that sell consumer information. LifeLock will work with them to have your name removed from junk mail and pre-approved credit card lists, the mail that identity thieves hope to find in your mailbox.
Helping to protect you from mail thieves is just a small part of LifeLock’s comprehensive identity theft protection service. Each of their 1.5 million members is protected from wallet theft, Internet identity theft rings and the mail diversion strategies of identity thieves.
Visit LifeLock.com to learn more. If you decide to enroll, use the Promotional Code Defense for the lowest price.