Hackers SUCK!! Bad GUYS in general suck! Last month, someone drained my bank account. Every SINGLE penny. In $200 increments, at DOLLAR GENERAL!! In South Carolina?!? Thankfully USAA (An AWESOME BANK!) caught it the same day. Thank HEAVENS!! But, it really was an eye opener for me! I need to be more protective of my information!!! Did you know Identity theft is the fastest growing crime in America. The FTC estimates that as many as 9 million Americans have their identities stolen each year.
How do thieves steal your identity?
One of the ways thieves get hold of your information is “Dumpster Diving.” They rummage through trash looking for bills or other paper with your personal information on it, including bank and credit card statements, pre-approved credit offers, checks, bills, tax information, receipts, medical records and other legal documents.
The first step is to deter identity thieves by safeguarding your information.
Protect your Social Security number! NEVER carry it with you.
Never click on links in emails from strangers. I promise, that Nigerian Prince in prison, is NOT sending you money.
Make sure your computer has a good firewall, anti-spyware, and anti-virus software!!
Change your passwords often AND NEVER USE easy things like 1234567, don’t use your birthday, make it hard for the bad guys!!
Inspect your credit card and bank statements at least once per week!
Destroy your financial documents!!!!
Not everyone has a shredder or even has access to a shredder. Guard Your ID is faster than shredding! Secure! AND SO EASY!!!! Not to mention these stamps take up NO room at all!! Guard Your ID stamps have a unique pattern that conceals your information with just a single swipe!! I tried three different Guard Your ID stamps. The roller stamp, which rolls across the paper quickly. The large stamp, which resembles the deposit stamp I used at work. Last and of course my favorite, the Camouflage Tape, which is the very similar to white out tape! I carry this little gem in my bag!! Look at me being all prepared!!
Each and everyone of the Guard Your ID devices dried fast and cover with so much gibberish you can’t read anything under it!! That’s PERFECT!!! Even with a magnifying glass I couldn’t read anything! Course, I’m paranoid now, so I roll over or stamp twice.
Does it come off? NO!! I tried wiping the stamped area with hand sanitizer, alcohol and a pencil eraser. My information was still hidden!
The instructions clearly state this ink will not cover information printed on glossy paper. I don’t know about you, but none of my bills or important documents arrive on glossy paper.
If you suspect, or know you’ve been the victim of identity theft, file a “fraud alert” on your credit reports IMMEDIATELY!! That sets up an alert that keeps the bad guys from opening accounts in your name!!
The Guard Your ID Stamp was introduced first in Japan in 2007 and sold over one million units in it first year. In 2008, it was listed as one of the top selling products of the year. Since being introduced in the US in 2009, the Guard Your ID Stamp has been received very well, with positive reviews in The New York Times as well as many consumer blogs. (Oh Gizmo!) The great success of the original Guard Your ID Stamp has led to the introduction of other PLUS security products including the Roller, the Mini Stamp and Camouflage Tape.
Be proactive and protective of your information!! Please take a look at Guard Your ID for your peace of mind. BONUS!!! Enter BLOG2014 at check out for 25% off your entire purchase!! Code expires September 30th, 2014.
Two very enthusiastic thumbs UP! WAY, WAY WAY UP for Guard Your ID Stamps!!
Disclosure: I have received complimentary/free products for the purpose of this review. The opinions are 100% mine. I have not been influenced in any way. I am disclosing this in accordance with Federal Trade Commissions 16 CFR, Part 255 Guides Concerning the use of Endorsements and Testimonials In Advertising. Peanut Butter And Whine.