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Why?

Because identity theft apparently is quite serious in the states.

I took the liberty of Googling this company for you Julius. As usual with these kind of programs, there are those who praise it skyhigh, and then there's those claiming they are scammers and playing on their customers fear. This particular program seemed to have a larger than average percentage of the later though.

I personally wouldn't recommend it, but then, I'm not in a position where I have to be really afraid of identity theft.

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Why?

Not right away, but if I ever become a success, I wanna stay that way.

plus i hear good things about the lifelock program

Because identity theft apparently is quite serious in the states.

I took the liberty of Googling this company for you Julius. As usual with these kind of programs, there are those who praise it skyhigh, and then there's those claiming they are scammers and playing on their customers fear. This particular program seemed to have a larger than average percentage of the later though.

I personally wouldn't recommend it, but then, I'm not in a position where I have to be really afraid of identity theft.

oh, thanks!

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Because identity theft apparently is quite serious in the states.

I took the liberty of Googling this company for you Julius. As usual with these kind of programs, there are those who praise it skyhigh, and then there's those claiming they are scammers and playing on their customers fear. This particular program seemed to have a larger than average percentage of the later though.

I personally wouldn't recommend it, but then, I'm not in a position where I have to be really afraid of identity theft.

Spunds more like a case of fear mongering media to me.

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Spunds more like a case of fear mongering media to me.

Thinking about it more in depth, I agree now.  Okay.  Thanks Asper.

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Spunds more like a case of fear mongering media to me.

I'm fairly confident it is. The chances are indeed microscopic.

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I'm fairly confident it is. The chances are indeed microscopic.

I disagree. It is easy for people to steal your identy if you don't take basic procautions. Provided you shred papers and cards with personal information and spread the bits out a little (shreading and leaving them together is asking for trouble) there's no real threat. The other threat of someone swiping a credit card through a fake machine or something is a real issue, but I can't see how any service could handle that better then the bank.

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I disagree. It is easy for people to steal your identy if you don't take basic procautions. Provided you shred papers and cards with personal information and spread the bits out a little (shreading and leaving them together is asking for trouble) there's no real threat. The other threat of someone swiping a credit card through a fake machine or something is a real issue, but I can't see how any service could handle that better then the bank.

Didn't say it's hard to steal another persons identity if one's not carefull. Having close relatives working in banks I'm quite well informed about it.

What I meant, is that why would they pick exactly Julius identity to steal? Usually, the victims of a fully blown identity theft are people who are above average as far as wage and fame goes. Julius's completely broke, as he's said himself, and I doubt he's some kind of local celebrity in California.

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Right, but there are times when they go for numbers rather then quality. There was a spree of this once where people woke up and found all the bin bags dragged under street lights and emptied. The police suspected that they were looking for personal details to steal. These incedents are rare, but do happen occationally.

Plus, any kind of display of wealth makes you a target. Again, people were told to put boxes of expencive appliences like TVs and Microwaves in a bin where they could be hidden. Again, people see these boxes in the drive and think "Ooh, a new microwave to steal". Again, this is rare, but the effort of precaustion far outweighs the risk. In this lifelock case I don't think it is. You are going through alot for questionable help against a rare problem.

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In short, I think we can say joining a service like Lifelock is about as necesary as an insurance against injuries substained by falling coconuts. The chance of something going wrong is there, more people die per year of falling coconuts than by shark attacks in fact, but the odds are so microscopic that just taking some basic precautions yourself should do just fine.

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Yeah, usually you'll be alright as long as you take basic precautions and aren't as naive as this particular woman: http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/blogs/scavenger/detail?entry_id=68992&plckItemsPerPage=10&plckSort=TimeStampAscending

Sooooo yeeaaaah... I think you'll be just fine. XD

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Yeah, usually you'll be alright as long as you take basic precautions and aren't as naive as this particular woman: http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/blogs/scavenger/detail?entry_id=68992&plckItemsPerPage=10&plckSort=TimeStampAscending

Sooooo yeeaaaah... I think you'll be just fine. XD

I told you to stop doing that Fana. Also we already have nude pictures of Julius. :P

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Didn't say it's hard to steal another persons identity if one's not carefull. Having close relatives working in banks I'm quite well informed about it.

What I meant, is that why would they pick exactly Julius identity to steal? Usually, the victims of a fully blown identity theft are people who are above average as far as wage and fame goes. Julius's completely broke, as he's said himself, and I doubt he's some kind of local celebrity in California.

No...I was just wondering if it was any good.  :)

No point though, since I'll never succeed financially, or in any other way. xP

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No...I was just wondering if it was any good.  :)

No point though, since I'll never succeed financially, or in any other way. xP

"Damn! They stole my identity, I lost everything. My overdrawn bank account and ....well that's it ....things are looking up!" :P

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"Damn! They stole my identity, I lost everything. My overdrawn bank account and ....well that's it ....things are looking up!" :P

Ha ha! [/sarcasm] :roll:

:P

Sadly, though, those are the people in that financial situation who subscribe to it.  Not the rich people.  The poor[er] people.

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