Pre-Paid Legal Services Offers Identiy Theft Help
You never see them, but they are there. They sit behind computer terminals all over the world tracking down detailed information about your life your Social Security number, bank account information, even your address. Then they steal your Social Security number, destroy your credit and can drain you of thousands of dollars.
There's an average of 10 million identity theft victims a year. In 2005, financial institutions lost $2 trillion dollars to identity theft. But only one in 700 is actually being prosecuted for the crime, according to Elizabeth Vipond, a manager and independent associate of Pre-Paid Legal Services of Florida Inc.
That's where Identity Theft Shield comes in. It works like this: For a set fee, Identity Theft Shield will evaluate your current credit standing, provide continuous credit monitoring and help restore your identity in the event your information is stolen.
The program is a subsidiary of Pre-Paid Legal Services of Florida and is often used in conjunction with Pre-Paid Legal services. If a client couples the Identity Theft Shield with Pre-Paid Legal Services, they also receive legal advice from an attorney to guide them through pursuing prosecution.