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My Identity Theft Story

Posted by Tom Stonebraker on May 7, 2015 9:36:17 AM


Like many people I got a letter from Anthem saying I was part of their identity breach. So I went online and signed up with their Free Service and didn't think much about it. Well that was a mistake because a few weeks later I got some mail from T-Mobile. Since I don't have T-Mobile I almost threw it away thinking it was an advertisement. But before I did I bent the envelope and it was not flexible. So I opened the mail and what I found was a debit/prepaid visa card.

Since I didn't apply for one I immediately called T-Mobile. during the introduction they talked about having my tax return go directly to the card. At first this didn't have any impact because I wasn't about to do that. So I talked to their fraud department and found out someone had opened the card in Miami FL. At that point I knew that someone was actively trying to steal my identity. So I canceled the card and decided to start looking into it in more detail. So much for Anthem's free service!

Well over the next few days I tried to figure out why someone would open a prepaid/debit card in my name. It just didn't make any sense until I remembered the T-Mobile conversation about putting my tax return on the card. So I called my CPA Cory Belcher and he contacted the IRS for me. Sure enough someone had filed a false tax return and was planning on putting the refund on the card.

So someone is actively trying to steal my identity, filed a false tax return and I needed to do something about it and I did.

So I reached out to LifeLock via Talon Benefits my insurance agency and I signed a contract with them where I can offer my clients, family, friends and yes myself identity theft services. So now I have active and proactive identity theft monitoring services looking out for me.

What does this mean for you? Well you can now buy any of LifeLocks services directly from me at a discount of 10% for individuals to 50% for families. If you are currently covered by LifeLock you can still sign up with me and they will give you the discounted pricing.

Hopefully you will never need these services like I do but it's nice knowing they are there.

If you are interested you can go directly to my signup page at http://talonbendb.excelsiorenroll.com/ or give me a call at 303-368-8000 ext 101 and I will help you get set up and decide which plan is best for you.

Topics: Anthem Data Breach, LifeLock, Identity Theft

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