Identity Theft: It All Starts With a Stolen Wallet
What’s the big deal anyway, right? Your wallet was stolen, and in a few hours, you could easily just make a few calls, render the cards in there into worthless plastic, order some new replacements, and you’re good to go. But identity theft stretches farther than your everyday stolen wallet, and it’s only the beginning of a terrifying nightmare.
Your Social Security Number: the Killing Curse of Identity Theft
When your wallet’s stolen, your information existing in the cloud of cyberspace is then free reign for picking, including your SSN, so that’s something you have to be extremely careful of. It may be only a few hours before the actual cards in your wallet would be rendered useless and you’d save yourself charges up the wazoo, but identity theft will go on much longer given the fact that a smart identity thief will utilize the information on the cards — including your social security number — to tap into other resources and open up new lines of credit in your name without you even knowing it.
It’s like a massive domino effect. And not a pleasant one.
You’d then have massive problems with credit, requiring some restoration services, plus problems with mortgage loan approval due to low credit scores. Your entire life starts crumbling like that proverbial house of cards, and it all can easily start with identity theft. A very scary thought.
Harry Potter’s New Voldemort Times Ten
And we thought that darn snake was scary. Your wallet’s scary. And all you need to do is misplace it. It’s a must then, when you think about it, to focus on an efficient LifeLock service or another ultimate identity theft protection plan in place to at the very least prevent your own version of the Deathly Hallows from taking place.
The H.O.P.E. is you’ll come out unscathed with your very own cloak of invisibility and a Firebolt.