LifeLock Review

LifeLock® has emerged as a leader in identity theft protection.

Their StandardTM plan is simple yet efficient and has earned our Editor’s Best Choice for Value and Recovery Services.

  • Advanced Internet monitoring – patrols over 10,000 criminal Internet sites
  • Identity threat detection and alerts
  • Reduce pre-approved credit offers
  • Change of Address verification
  • $1 Milllion Total Service Guarantee **
  • Lost wallet protection for lost or stolen wallets (excludes pictures, cash and cash equivalents.)
  • 24/7/365 Member Service

Here’s how that all works.

No identity theft protection plan is complete unless it includes an internet scanning service that looks for your personal information being bought, sold or traded in chat rooms, forums and the internet’s ‘back alleys’. There is a huge black market of hackers and thieves making a living off stolen identities.

LifeLock has a patented service called LifeLock Identity Alert® System† that takes care of this scanning for you. It scours the internet for known criminal websites for the illegal selling or trading of your personal information (including your Social Security number, credit card number, driver’s license and email address, if provided) and informs you when something is found.

A lost or stolen wallet can easily turn into a nightmare. A thief now has access to your driver’s license, credit cards, health insurance card, social security card, checkbook and anything else you carry. LifeLock has lost wallet protection to help you out.

If ever your wallet goes missing, just give them a call – anytime, anywhere – and a recovery specialist will help you contact each credit card, bank or document issuing company, cancel your affected accounts and complete the paperwork and steps necessary to replace your lost documents, including your credit/debit cards, driver’s license, social security card, insurance cards, checkbook – even travelers checks.

Because no identity theft protection plan is ever guarantee your information will not be stolen, LifeLock has a $1 million total service guarantee**. If your Identity is stolen while you are a member of LifeLock, they’ll do whatever it takes to recover your good name. If you need lawyers, they’ll hire the best they can find. If you need investigators, accountants, case managers, whatever, they’re yours. If you lose money as a result of the theft, LifeLock will give it back to you.

Does this mean that if your identity is stolen you’ll get a million bucks? No.. it means LifeLock will do whatever it takes to help you recover your good name and will spend up to $1,000,000 to do it.

It’s this service guarantee** that I think is the most valuable part of LifeLock’s protection. They will take care of the recovery for you. ID theft recovery can take up to many many hours. And sometimes it can take years years. If you’ve ever had your identity stolen or know someone who has, you know what a black hole it is to fix it on your own.

LifeLock Standard is normally $9.99‡ a month but has arranged for a special promotion code to reduce your cost. Use the promo code – 10Now. You’ll get coverage for $8.99‡ a month plus you get a 30 day risk-free* trial to test it out. You can also protect your kid’s identities with LifeLock Junior™.

No long term contracts are required and you can cancel at any time. If you prefer, you can enroll for a year for $98.90‡. If you decide to cancel at any time, you will get a refund of the unused amount.

LifeLock has earned our Editor’s Best Choice for Value and Recovery Services. If you want a plan that can give you peace of mind from identity theft for only $8.99‡ a month, choose LifeLock.

 ‡Applicable sales tax not included.

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†Network does not cover all transactions.

*Credit card required at enrollment. If you’re not completely satisfied within your 30-day risk-free period, call 1-800-LifeLock to receive a full refund. At enrollment, your credit card will be bill automatically ($8.99mo/$98.90yr for LifeLock Standard™ or $17.99mo/$197.90yr for LifeLock Advantage™ or $26.99mo/$296.90yr for LifeLock Ultimate Plus™, plus applicable sales tax). Further details about automatic charges will be provided at enrollment. You can cancel LifeLock services anytime without penalty by calling 1-800-LifeLock. Offer is for new LifeLock members only. Offer is available for LifeLock Standard™, LifeLock Advantage™ and LifeLock Ultimate Plus™ memberships only. Not combinable with other offers.

**Service Guarantee benefits for State of New York members are provided under a Master Insurance Policy issued by State National Insurance Company. Benefits for all other members are provided under a Master Insurance Policy underwritten by United Specialty Insurance Company. Under the Service Guarantee LifeLock will spend up to $1 million to hire experts to help your recovery.  Please see the policy for terms, conditions and exclusions at

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