When your identity is stolen it will feel like your whole life is upside down. Imagine being responsible for a car that you didn’t buy. Or finding out that there is a credit card in your name, but it’s not actually yours. These are all realistic possibilities should someone get ahold of your sensitive information.
And as we enter this new digital era, those numbers are set to increase.
There are numerous reasons but one may not be so surprising: money. As of January 2021, the average cost of a new identity on the dark web is $1,285. Other items such as bank logins and credit card details, go for an average of $35.
Now that you know the risks, it’s important to know that there is a solution for you. ID Protection will monitor your identity, alert you of any potential threats, and help you recover in the case identity theft or related issue.
Our advanced algorithms monitor the dark web and traditional web 24/7/365. Depending on your protection plan, we can monitor a vast variety of personal information.
Everyone who has a social security number is at risk of identity theft. This includes all age groups: children, teens, adults, and seniors.
33% of adults are victims of identity theft in 2018. If you’ve got a social security number, you are a target. If you have a bank account, or pay with your credit card online or in person, you are a target. The unfortunate thing about this new world we live in is that everyone who participates in modern-day society becomes a target.
Believe it or not, children are also common victims of identity theft. You may be surprised to find out that over 1 million children were victims of identity theft in 2018. Here’s some unfortunate stats about children and identity theft:
Whether it's your young daughter, your son who's in college, or even your elderly mother, everyone is a target. VirtualShield's Identity Protection services offers you peace of mind and affordable plans to cover your whole family.