Have you ever been the victim of identity theft? I have (twice!) and it is a TERRIBLE feeling. I am the type of person who feels very comfortable shopping online, and for the most part, it really is safe. But the convenience of getting to shop from my bed and in my pj’s at all hours of the day and night and with stores located all over the country (or even the world) has the occasional drawback. Sometimes, the sites are not as secure as they need to be, and someone is able to access my credit card information. When that happens, it REALLY stinks. It doesn’t keep me from shopping online, but it does cause me to monitor my credit report closely and watch my bank account!
Identify theft isn’t even the only problem you might incur by having an online presence, though. People can find all kinds of information about you online, including your date of birth, address, income, names of your family members, your criminal history if you have one and more. This information, believe it or not, is actually for sale about you online, and people ARE buying it! Doesn’t that just give you the creeps?!
Fortunately, there’s a company out there who wants to help you keep your private information to yourself, and get it offline so that nobody can buy or sell it, and worse, make use of the information to steal your identity. SafeShepherd removes your family’s personal information from the internet so you can rest easy that you can protect your family online. It works by scanning the internet for information about you that could be compromising (talking about identifying info, not your Facebook photos that you shouldn’t have uploaded!). If they find something, they get it removed for you!
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Disclosure: This post is sponsored by SafeShepherd. All thoughts and opinions expressed here are strictly my own.