Friday, February 17, 2012

Identity Theft

It seems like we keep hearing more and more about identity theft in the news and I wonder if this is something that people take serious enough. Not long ago, my family went to a Cincinnati Reds game. We ran out of cash while we were there so my husband used the ATM to get more money. In addition, we used our debit card for a food purchase one time. We were shocked when we returned home and had multiple calls from our bank saying that someone in Florida had our debit card number and was using it to rack up purchases. We were baffled! How could someone in Florida gain access to our account information from a baseball ballgame in OHIO in less than 24 hours?!?!  It was so crazy but we learned a valuable lesson that day. Always be aware of your surroundings and take enough money next time! HAHA! Seriously though, it was so crazy how that happened just overnight and it opened my eyes to a lot of things I have been in the dark about, especially identity theft protection!!

Luckily there are companies like IdentityHawk!  IdentityHawk was created to help consumers safeguard their assets, their properties, and their good names. Through their suite of protective benefits, IdentityHawk members can view the health of their identity protection, identify areas where they're most at risk, and take proactive steps to reduce those risks. I think this is so important! Every day we see in our local paper where people are being affected by this so it makes me realize now more than ever that we need to take whatever steps are necessary to protect ourselves. We regularly monitor our credit but I think sometimes this just isn't enough! If you are interested in learning more about what IdentityHawk has to offer, check out their website!

*This is a sponsored post brought to you by IdentityHawk. All opinions are my own*

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