A few months ago, my oldest son began receiving mailings from credit card companies, each one seeking additional information to accompany a previously submitted application for credit. The problem? He hadn't applied for any of them.
For the next several weeks, he spent countless hours on the phone with the credit card companies, with department store credit bureaus, with authorities and online as he attempted to straighten things out. It was a nightmare and he continues even now to try to undo the damage.
So when I received an e-mail promoting the services of Lifelock.com, I was intrigued. You may have seen the TV commercial with the CEO of the company blurting out his Social Security Number. It does tend to grab you.
Given the crap that the oldest has had to go through, LifeLock seems to be an answer to the question of what one might attempt to do to fight the ID thieves that are lurking.