Would you put your SSN on the Internet? Of course not!
We are all aware of the hazards of identity theft. If you have ever known anyone that this has happened to it is devastating in so many ways - it changes their lives. We all have to be diligent to protect information and protect our own information. I do not ask my clients for their SSN anymore. I don't feel I need them. The lender needs it and will let me know if the purchaser qualifies or not. The title company can get the payoff information directly from the seller as well. I am just one less place that someone could find that information. Don't give it to doctors offices anymore either.
I have seen the commercials for "Life Lock". The CEO is handing his SSN out to everyone on the street, with a mobile billboard for everyone to see. His SSN is posted on the Internet. He says it is that safe? I looked the website up and it is $99.00 a year. Apparently you sign up and if someone tries to open an account with your information you are contacted to verify? I am sure there are other things they do as well.
I am not here to sell or advocate this product, just wondering if anyone knows anything about it? Do you have it? Are there similar companies that the consumers can shop for price/ service?