The folks at EZShield, an ID theft protection and restoration company, recently published a must-read press release. It certainly underscores the need for a locking mailbox for comprehensive identity theft protection, so it peaked our interest! In summary: EZShield poll reveals that Americans need to increase vigilance about ID theft, while they overestimate impact of…Read More
5 Great Holiday Gift Ideas that Offer Financial Security and Won’t Break the Bank! Who really needs another coffee mug, candle, or video game for the Holidays? This year, with the economy officially in a recession, give the people you love a gift they can really use—a sense of financial security. I know what you’re…Read More
One common way thieves perpetuate identity theft is by stealing your personal information through dumpster diving, or sorting through your trash. Just what are they looking for? Anything with your personal information, including credit card statements, electricity bills, and so on. One simple thing you can do to protect yourself from dumpster diving identity thieves…Read More
I have a unique perspective on the retail hardware domain and have observed some notable trends in response to this down econmy. Specifically, I have witnessed 2 kinds of hardware retailers: the “Survivors” and the “Deer”.
I purport this: First and foremost, in this economy the “Survivors” (and not the “Deer”) will thrive. Why? Because they will find what works. In my humble opinion, in this economy people (American consumers) are willing to pay for “Peace of Mind” even when money is short. Why? Because they want to safeguard what they still have… what they can’t afford to lose.Read More
Four societal factors explain tremendous demand for locking mailboxes – Making lemonade from lemons When we first started marketing our Mail Boss security locking mailbox products several years ago, there were specific areas in the country where the demand was very high. Certain states — Washington, Oregon, California, Arizona, Texas, Florida, and Nevada, for example…Read More
As Americans have become increasingly aware of the prevalence of identity theft, paper shredders have become a household item. When looking for paper shredders, it is important not to skimp out on an cheap-o shredder that will jam or break easily. But who wants to drop a pretty penny on a paper shredder? For less than $100, though, there is a paper shredder that is a cut above the rest.Read More
Rid Yourself of Junkmail and Safeguard your Identity
Sick of sorting through all that junkmail? If you’re like most Americans, your mailbox is flooded with a waste of time and resources. A typical year’s worth of junk mail in the United States uses 62 million trees and 25 billion gallons of water! More importantly, it puts you at greater risk for identity theft. Every pre-approved credit card offer you receive is an invitation for mail thieves to open a credit card in your name and rack up the bills, ruining your good name in the process.
To stop the flow of junk-mail, make a 30-second phone call to the Credit Bureaus Main Opt-Out Line at 888-567-8688. You will be connected to an automated voice response system and you can opt-out of all credit-related offers for two years or permanently. If at some later point you want the credit offers to start flowing again, you can call back. If you choose to never again receive those offers, you will receive a form in the mail to fill out and return. (If you don’t send it back, your “lifetime” opt-out is reduced to 2 years.Read More
Locking Mailboxes Protect Your Good Name
Identity theft is the fastest growing crime in the nation, according to the FTC. Millions of Americans become victims of identity theft each year, so protection is a must. One of the many ways criminals steal your identity can happen right at your front door. Your mailbox is a prime target for identity thieves, who can find a wealth of sensitive mail, bills and other private documents with little effort. Most people are cautious about what mail is put in the trash, using a paper shredder when necessary. However, most of these sensitive documents originate in an unlocked mailbox.Read More
We love this pen, with ink resistant to check washing Sending checks is risky business. After all, every check has your name, address, bank routing number and account number on it, and comes complete with your signature! In addition to providing a wealth of information to potential identity thieves, the checks themselves can be washed…Read More
A review of LifeLock identity theft insurance
If you have been paying attention, you know that identity theft is a real problem. According to Identity Theft Labs, the number of Americans who have had their private and personal information compromised is staggering: over 217,000,000 in three years, resulting in 10 million victims every year. Because identity theft is lucrative and easy to get away with, ID theft rings are growing and fast in crime circles from meth addicts to mafia… and there has been an overwhelming corporate response to meet increased demand for identity theft protection. Enter LifeLock.Read More