Once upon a time there was a couple who were engaged to be married. They were busy apartment hunting and making big plans for the wedding when suddenly they hit a little road bump on their way to happily ever after. While trying to get their credit approved for a cute little first apartment, it was discovered that the groom-to-be’s credit had been tainted by someone who set up utility accounts in the groom’s name and never paid those bills. Try as he might, time was against him to clear his good name and credit. The groom just had to cut his losses and fork over the money to clear up some of the accounts. While this cleared up the matter at hand, and the couple were able to get approved for their cute little first apartment, it certainly angered the couple and put a nice little dent in their finances. It also left them wondering how they could prevent this from ever happening again.
This is the true story of how my husband’s identity was used without his knowledge or permission. Imagine our surprise to find that we couldn’t be approved for an apartment right before we were married! I wish a million times we had access to LifeLock, the leader in identity theft protection, back then.
I’m so excited to share that I am now a LifeLock Ambassador and over the next few months, I will be sharing with you some ways that identity theft can occur, and highlighting LifeLock’s comprehensive services that can help protect your identity from various risks, including credit fraud.
I wrote this post as part of a compensated blogger ambassadorship for LifeLock. All opinions are my own.