What is Identity Theft?

What is Identity Theft?

"It takes many good deeds to build a good reputation, and only one bad one to lose it.", those words, spoken by Benjamin Franklin in the 1700s, are as true today as they were then. Losing your identity isn't your fault, but it can have lifelong repercussions, particularly if it's not recovered quickly and completely.

Much is written in the press about credit cards being stolen and used for fraudulent purposes. The reality is that losing a credit card is inconvenient, but not particularly costly. Sure, there is downtime waiting for a replacement card and there's the time it takes to enter the new card number in to all of your saved places where you pay bills and do online shopping. All in all, in a few hours, recovery is begun, if not completed, and life goes on as before. Once a thief steals an identity, the damage is virtually unlimited and can take years, even decades, to overcome.

Every two seconds there's a new victim of identity fraud.
$15 Billion was stolen from 13.1 million consumers in 2015 alone.

Armed with your personally identifiable information, thieves can open bank accounts, credit card accounts, take out loans, buy houses and cars, file insurance claims, receive health care, file taxes, take vacations, commit crimes and die. Yes, the thief can do everything that you can do, as you.

Do not allow the next victim to be you or someone you love. Every time you go to the doctor, apply for credit, open a bank account, change jobs, or even do your own taxes on your home computer or laptop, your identity is at risk of being stolen. It's a silent, witness-free crime, that the victim only becomes aware of when the damage has been done.

All Max Protection programs include proactive education, risk-reduction strategies, identity theft protection, privacy management, and unlimited 24/7 resolution support to help fight identity theft and fraud. When a concern arises, we're there with support. From a lost wallet to stolen documents to assistance with social media privacy settings; we provide the personalized service to help you manage your identity throughout your life.

MaxID Pro and MaxID Pro+ include prevention strategies aimed at securing your identity before it's stolen. We monitor a full-range of credit and non-credit information that's used to commit fraud. Our service scours public and private databases, social media channels, and the Internet black market for the presence and possible misuse of your identity and credit data. If fraud is detected, we send you an alert, and provide access to 24/7 full resolution support from our experienced fraud specialists who will help you every step of the way. With constant monitoring, a comprehensive set of recovery tools, and preventative scans, these programs provide full protection against identity theft.

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