ID Theft Protection

Your identity is worth protecting. Identity theft happens when criminals use your personal information to open lines of credit, obtain medical care, file for a tax refund, and more — all in your name. Learn how ID theft protection can help.

ID Theft Protection Related Articles
5 Ways to Help Protect Your Personal Information Online
Stay informed about the latest identity theft news and stories about what law enforcement and elected officials are doing to protect consumers from becoming victims.
Read More
Uber Data Breach Affects 57 Million Rider and Driver Accounts
Stay informed about the latest identity theft news and stories about what law enforcement and elected officials are doing to protect consumers from becoming victims.
Read More
Target to Settle Claims Over Data Breach
Stay informed about the latest identity theft news and stories about what law enforcement and elected officials are doing to protect consumers from becoming victims.
Read More
What's Your Digital Identity?
Stay informed about the latest identity theft news and stories about what law enforcement and elected officials are doing to protect consumers from becoming victims.
Read More
What Is Tax-Related Identity Theft?
Stay informed about the latest identity theft news and stories about what law enforcement and elected officials are doing to protect consumers from becoming victims.
Read More
What's the Difference Between Identity Theft Insurance and Credit Card Monitoring?
So what do you get from identity theft insurance that you don’t receive from credit card monitoring?
Read More
What Is Shoulder Surfing?
Shoulder surfing can lead to financial wipeout—yours. What is shoulder surfing? A dangerous sport, if you’re the victim.
Read More
What Is Personally Identifiable Information (PII)?
Stay informed about the latest identity theft news and stories about what law enforcement and elected officials are doing to protect consumers from becoming victims.
Read More
What Is Medical Identity Theft?
Stay informed about the latest identity theft news and stories about what law enforcement and elected officials are doing to protect consumers from becoming victims.
Read More
What Is Mail Theft? Why Should I Be Aware of It?
Stay informed about the latest identity theft news and stories about what law enforcement and elected officials are doing to protect consumers from becoming victims.
Read More
What Is Data Privacy and Why Is it Important?
Stay informed about the latest identity theft news and stories about what law enforcement and elected officials are doing to protect consumers from becoming victims.
Read More
What Is Financial Identity Theft?
Stay informed about the latest identity theft news and stories about what law enforcement and elected officials are doing to protect consumers from becoming victims.
Read More
What is Ghosting? One More Form of Identity Theft
Stay informed about the latest identity theft news and stories about what law enforcement and elected officials are doing to protect consumers from becoming victims.
Read More
What Is Criminal Identity Theft?
Stay informed about the latest identity theft news and stories about what law enforcement and elected officials are doing to protect consumers from becoming victims.
Read More
What Is Child Identity Theft?
If your 3-year-old is getting pre-approved credit card offers in the mail, you both may have a problem: child identity theft. What is child identity theft?
Read More
7 Ways to Protect Yourself Against Identity Theft During a Move
Stay informed about the latest identity theft news and stories about what law enforcement and elected officials are doing to protect consumers from becoming victims.
Read More
Five Ways to Protect Your Identity on Staycation
The potential of identity theft happening to you on a staycation is about the same as a real vacation. Here are five things to do to protect yourself.
Read More
5 Ways to Help Protect Your Child from Identity Theft
Stay informed about the latest identity theft news and stories about what law enforcement and elected officials are doing to protect consumers from becoming victims.
Read More
7 Ways Identity Theft Can Happen to You
Stay informed about the latest identity theft news and stories about what law enforcement and elected officials are doing to protect consumers from becoming victims.
Read More
5 Ways Hackers Can Steal Your Identity
Stay informed about the latest identity theft news and stories about what law enforcement and elected officials are doing to protect consumers from becoming victims.
Read More
Watch Out: Fraudsters Target Children for Identity Theft
Stay informed about the latest identity theft news and stories about what law enforcement and elected officials are doing to protect consumers from becoming victims.
Read More
W-2 Phishing Scam: What It Is and How To Help Protect Against It
Get advice from LifeLock about W-2 phishing scams and how to help protect against them. Learn steps you can take to help avoid hackers getting your personal information through a W-2 phishing scheme.
Read More
USB Drives Could Lead to Identity Theft
New research reveals that USB drives, ubiquitous devices that provide reusable memory storage and plug into a computer’s USB port, present an easy way for identity thieves to target victims.
Read More
7 Things to Know About Your New Medicare Card
Stay informed about the latest identity theft news and stories about what law enforcement and elected officials are doing to protect consumers from becoming victims.
Read More
10 Types of Identity Theft You Should Know About
When it comes to identity theft, the first step in protecting yourself is learning what thieves are doing to steal your personal information.
Read More
Why Teens Are at Risk for Identity Theft
Identity theft is more common among kids, teens and college students than any other age group.
Read More
What Is Synthetic Identity Theft?
Stay informed about the latest identity theft news and stories about what law enforcement and elected officials are doing to protect consumers from becoming victims.
Read More
A Student’s Guide on How to Help Protect Against Identity Theft
Learn how to help protect yourself against identity theft. This guide can help. Think of it as “How to Help Protect Against Identity Theft 101.”
Read More
Being Smart When Kids Return to School
From preschool to college, back-to-school season can be a dangerous time for your children’s identity. The best way to protect your kids is to be informed.
Read More
Is Your Small Business a Big Target for Identity Thieves?
As a small business owner, you may think identity thieves wouldn’t be interested because you’re not a giant corporation with a lot of money and information.
Read More
5 Reasons Why a Credit Freeze Isn’t Enough to Help Protect Against Identity Theft
Did you know a credit freeze may not prevent identity theft? Learn about the different ways your personal information can be used after a breach and what steps you can take to help prevent identity thieves from doing so.
Read More
Seniors at Risk for ID Theft
According to the National Crime Prevention Council, senior citizens are more at risk to be targeted by telemarketing scams than other age groups.
Read More
Seniors: Victims of Identity Theft
Stay informed about the latest identity theft news and stories about what law enforcement and elected officials are doing to protect consumers from becoming victims.
Read More
LifeLocks Privacy Monitor Helps Make Your Life More Private
Today LifeLock announces its free new service, LifeLock Privacy Monitor, which empowers consumers to take back control over their personal information.
Read More
Protecting The People Who Protect Us — The Military
The nation's armed forces still have a long way to catch up with concerns over identity theft involving the military.
Read More
Police Departments Report Fresh Cases of Shoulder Surfing
Identity theft can also be low tech. 'Shoulder surfing' at ATMs is a crime in which a suspect watches over your shoulder as you punch in your PIN number.
Read More
Peace Of Mind: Don’t Leave Home Without It
Stay informed about the latest identity theft news and stories about what law enforcement and elected officials are doing to protect consumers from becoming victims.
Read More
Online Identity Theft: What It Is and How It Happens
Stay informed about the latest identity theft news and stories about what law enforcement and elected officials are doing to protect consumers from becoming victims.
Read More
NYC Restaurant Worker Accused of Identity Theft
A restaurant employee stole credit card information from customers to commit identity theft, according to the New York County District Attorney's office.
Read More
Newlyweds: Protect Your Identities
June is for newlyweds, and identity thieves LOVE newlyweds.
Read More
New US Army Dog Tags—No Social Security Numbers
New U.S. Army dog tags will no longer include a soldier’s Social Security number. The reason? Identity Theft.
Read More
Mobile Wallet Security Basics
The Mobile Wallet may eventually replace the contents of your wallet. Instead, everything will be digitized and stored in your smartphone.
Read More
Military ID Theft - Things You Should Know
Deployed troops are often a long way from home and way too busy to keep an eye on potential identity threats.
Read More
What to Do if Your Social Security Card is Lost or Stolen
If you've lost your Social Security card, don't delay in contacting the Social Security Administration to report and replace your lost card. Find out how.
Read More
11 Steps to Take If You Lose Your Wallet
You’ve lost your wallet—or it’s been stolen—and your first instinct is to panic. But resist this urge. Instead, here's what to do when you lose your wallet.
Read More
5 Kinds of ID Theft Using a Social Security Number
Stay informed about the latest identity theft news and stories about what law enforcement and elected officials are doing to protect consumers from becoming victims.
Read More
More Than Just a Lost Wallet
A lost wallet is much more than an inconvenience or lost cash. Unfortunately, a wallet in the wrong hands gives enough personal information to wreak havoc.
Read More
Is Identity Theft Protection Worth It or Not?
It's an important question: Is identity theft protection worth it? No one can stop ID theft, but credit and identity theft monitoring services can help.
Read More
Internet Privacy and ID Theft Protection
You’re being tracked online. The sites you visit, the products you purchase and even the location of your computer.
Read More
Identity Theft vs. Identity Fraud - What's the Difference?
Learn about the difference between identity theft and identity fraud. Be prepared and find out how you can help protect yourself with LifeLock.
Read More
Identity Thieves Target the Living and Dead
The risk of identity theft doesn't stop once a person passes away. Nearly 800,000 dead people are intentionally targeted by identity thieves each year.
Read More
Identity Thieves Target Outgoing Mail
Police in Missouri are warning residents that leaving outgoing mail in their mailboxes and putting their flag up is an invitation for identity thieves.
Read More
Who Are the Biggest Targets for Identity Theft?
Stay informed about the latest identity theft news and stories about what law enforcement and elected officials are doing to protect consumers from becoming victims.
Read More
Credit Monitoring vs. Identity Theft Protection: What's the Difference?
Do you know the difference between ID theft protection & credit monitoring? Find out now and learn more about which one may be best for you.
Read More
Identity Theft at the Nursing Home
Police say an insider, perhaps a former employee, may be to blame for the identity thefts of a number of Indiana nursing home residents.
Read More
Identity Theft and the Elderly
Identity thieves stole the personal information of some 2.6 million senior citizens last year. Identity theft and the elderly is a serious, growing issue.
Read More
Identity Thieves Target Mailboxes
Thieves are targeting mailboxes to get a hold of valuable personal information. Here are a few recent cases that all started with stolen mail.
Read More
Credit Card RFID Chips Magnets for Identity Thieves
Chips in credit cards and passports intended as a security measure actually open consumers up to identity thieves.
Read More
Identity Fraud Study Shows Cybercriminals Evolving
The latest identity fraud research indicates fraud and cybercriminals continue to evolve at a rapid pace.
Read More
How to Protect Your Identity When Buying a House
There are a number of factors to consider when buying a house. Now homebuyers can add another to their list: the risk of identity theft during the process.
Read More
How to Protect Yourself From Identity Theft While Job Hunting
Stay informed about the latest identity theft news and stories about what law enforcement and elected officials are doing to protect consumers from becoming victims.
Read More
How to Quickly Replace a Stolen or Lost Social Security Card
Have you lost your Social Security card? Has your Social Security card been stolen? Here’s the best way to quickly replace it. Get expert advice from LifeLock on how to replace a stolen or lost Social Security card.
Read More
3 Ways to Help Protect Against Medical ID Theft
Stay informed about the latest identity theft news and stories about what law enforcement and elected officials are doing to protect consumers from becoming victims.
Read More
How a Silent Phone Call Could Lead to Identity Theft
Stay informed about the latest identity theft news and stories about what law enforcement and elected officials are doing to protect consumers from becoming victims.
Read More
How Common Is Identity Theft? (Updated 2018) The Latest Stats
Stay informed about the latest identity theft news and stories about what law enforcement and elected officials are doing to protect consumers from becoming victims.
Read More
How to Help Protect Yourself Against Identity Theft — Because Prevention Is Impossible
Stay informed about the latest identity theft news and stories about what law enforcement and elected officials are doing to protect consumers from becoming victims.
Read More
8 Tips to Help Protect Yourself Against Holiday Identity Theft
Stay informed about the latest identity theft news and stories about what law enforcement and elected officials are doing to protect consumers from becoming victims.
Read More
Helping Dad Protect Himself for Father’s Day
Father's Day may be the time to have a talk with Dad about identity theft and making sure he knows about some of the scams that target senior citizens.
Read More
Protecting Your Home Could Help Protect Your Identity
Stay informed about the latest identity theft news and stories about what law enforcement and elected officials are doing to protect consumers from becoming victims.
Read More
Five Tips to Protect Your Identity, Sony Employee or Not
As a result of the recent cyber attack, Sony employees are now at increased risk of identity fraud. Here are tips for them—and you.
Read More
Fake IDs Leading to Identity Theft
Teens may be focused on drinking alcohol with friends, but they hand over a lot of personal information to criminals when they try to buy fake IDs.
Read More
Fake ID Identity Theft
Heading back to campus? Excited about that new fake ID? So is the guy who just stole your identity.
Read More
15 Facts You Have to Know About Identity Theft
Stay informed about the latest identity theft news and stories about what law enforcement and elected officials are doing to protect consumers from becoming victims.
Read More
Dumpster Diving
“Dumpster Diving” – literally digging through your trash – remains a popular method for stealing large amounts of your personal information.
Read More
The Dangers of Medical Identity Theft
There's another type of identity fraud that is on the rise. Medical identity theft accounted for 43% of all identity theft reported in 2013.
Read More
Debit vs. Credit Card ID Theft
Most credit card companies allow 90 days for a victim to report an unauthorized transaction, while banks generally require a two-day notice for unauthorized debit card purchases.
Read More
Identity Theft vs. Credit Card Fraud
While no one wants to become a victim of identity theft or credit card fraud, the latter is the lesser of two evils.
Read More
Counterfeit Website ID Theft
That email from your bank in your inbox could be real—or a phishing attempt. Today’s thieves are busy impersonating legitimate businesses via email and websites for your personal information.
Read More
Credit Reports vs. Credit Scores
Credit reports vs credit scores. What is the difference between them, and how is each one affected if your identity is stolen?
Read More
5 Child Identity Theft Facts You Need to Know
Stay informed about the latest identity theft news and stories about what law enforcement and elected officials are doing to protect consumers from becoming victims.
Read More
Child Identity Theft by a Parent: What You Need to Know
Stay informed about the latest identity theft news and stories about what law enforcement and elected officials are doing to protect consumers from becoming victims.
Read More
Can Your Identity Be Stolen With Only a Name and Address?
Stay informed about the latest identity theft news and stories about what law enforcement and elected officials are doing to protect consumers from becoming victims.
Read More
Campus Connection: Student ID Theft and Student Loans
What can you do to protect against student ID theft? Monitor financial statements, request credit reports and use difficult, “strong” passwords are some ways.
Read More
How to Avoid Identity Theft at Wi-Fi Hotspots
Wi-Fi hotspots are also hot spots for identity thieves. Here are eight effective steps you can take to harden your defenses against cyber crooks.
Read More
Best ID Theft Protection? Pay Attention!
The best ID theft protection strategy is to pay attention to who has your personal information. Help put yourself ahead of those who don't. Learn more from Lifelock.
Read More
Best US Cities for Finding a Job in 2018 & ID Theft Tips When Going There
If you have the urge to start fresh with a new job in a new city, here are a few of the top cities - including ID theft travel tips to keep you safe.
Read More
6 Reasons Why Home Alarm Systems Are Worth the Investment
What's the best way to protect one's home? Besides locking all the doors and windows — many also turn to modern technology, such as a home alarm system.
Read More

Start your protection,
enroll in minutes.