Judith Sinnard, The SMARTePLAN Lady (SMARTePLANS; Houston, Texas)

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Lyn Sims
RE/MAX Suburban - Schaumburg, IL
Schaumburg Real Estate

I used ProtedMyID which helped me when someone stole my identity in GA about 1.5years back. They were extremely helpful, told me the in's & out's & even wrote letters for me to clarify my position.

It's best to get a system that emails you whenever your report changes - addition or subtraction. That way you will catch it the fastest.

Mar 27, 2016 08:02 AM
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Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

I don't, but we are looking into it.

Mar 27, 2016 09:32 PM
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Tammy Lankford,
Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668 - Eatonton, GA
Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville

Yes, I use lifelock, yes I've had my identy stolen (years before lifelock existed) and it took me about 2 years to straighten it all out and thousands in attorney fees.  My credit report still has addresses I never lived I can't get them to remove because MY actual credit card bill was mailed to them.  You'd think they would understand it was by the theif and remove it, but since my score is not affected I finally just let that go.

Mar 27, 2016 03:10 PM
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Noah Seidenberg
Coldwell Banker - Evanston, IL
Chicagoland and Suburbs (800) 858-7917

No it is expensive and I do not think worth it.

Mar 27, 2016 01:05 PM
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William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

WE did for a couple of years when my wife lost her purse.

Mar 27, 2016 12:34 PM
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Pete Xavier
Investments to Luxury - Pacific Palisades, CA
Outstanding Agent Referrals-Nationwide

I would not use that company, Google for more info. I use a credit freeze procedure...no constant checking or worry needed.

Mar 27, 2016 12:29 PM
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Larry Johnston
Broker, Friends & Neighbors Real Estate and Elkhart County Subdivisions, LLC - Elkhart, IN
Broker,Friends & Neighbors Real Estate, Elkhart,IN

No, I have not used it, but see their commercials all the time.

Mar 27, 2016 12:11 PM
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Sybil Campbell
Fernandina Beach, FL
Referral Agent Amelia Island Florida

NO I am just very careful to shred everything with my name and address on it.

Mar 27, 2016 11:50 AM
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Debbie Laity
Cedaredge Land Company - Cedaredge, CO
Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO

No. My E and O company has identity theft protection for a very cheap rate. I buy that each year. 

Mar 27, 2016 11:20 AM
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Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730

My husband and I both have LifeLock. I attended a security workshop a couple of years ago and the instructor said these are things we can do ourselves, but do we? I like the idea that an entity is looking out for me because I am busy selling real estate.

Mar 27, 2016 10:34 AM
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Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

I haven't, mainly due to the fee. No other insurance than any coverage with the credit cards

Mar 27, 2016 09:42 AM
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Carol Williams
Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals. - Wenatchee, WA
Retired Agent / Broker / Property Manager

I have thought about subscribing to an identify theft service, but have not done so yet. I do, however, get mobile alerts from my bank on any suspicious activity.  

Here is a short article from Bankrate.com on 3 mobile alerts everyone should activate with their banks. 

Mar 27, 2016 09:06 AM
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Judith,

No we have not.  A

Mar 27, 2016 08:31 AM
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Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co. Notary Services, retired Realtor

I have not but plan to do so. I have used those credit monitoring companies that LifeLock makes fun of so I'm ready to try the real deal. As Realtors we get a 10% discount (which I think everyone and their monkey gets anyhow).

Mar 27, 2016 08:16 AM
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, EXP - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

We have protection, but I would not give specifics online.

Jun 23, 2019 11:36 PM
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Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

I have not, but have clients that have this program.

Mar 29, 2016 11:25 AM
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

No.  Lifelock was sued for their business practices.  They charge you for doing what you can do for free.  Even the CEO had his SSN stolen after his balsy ads on TV with the SSN on it.

Mar 28, 2016 09:45 AM
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Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Lend Smart Mortgage, Llc. - Carlsbad, CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

No, but I want to see the answers!

Mar 28, 2016 05:49 AM
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Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Heard of them ut that is all.

Mar 28, 2016 02:37 AM
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Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

Judith Sinnard No

Mar 28, 2016 12:12 AM
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Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

I have heard the commercials but I am not a customer.  

Mar 28, 2016 12:07 AM
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John McCormack, CRS
Albuquerque Homes Realty - Albuquerque, NM
Honesty, Integrity, Results, Experienced. HIRE Me!

I have not used Lifelock.

Mar 27, 2016 11:37 PM
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Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan Area - Scottsdale, AZ
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty

no

Mar 27, 2016 10:23 PM
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Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

I don't

Mar 27, 2016 10:22 PM
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Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

There are credit freeze programs.

Mar 27, 2016 10:13 PM
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Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

No.

Mar 27, 2016 09:48 PM
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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Not used Lifelock or any other as of yet!

Mar 27, 2016 08:37 PM
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Joe Petrowsky
Mortgage Consultant, Right Trac Financial Group, Inc. NMLS # 2709 - Manchester, CT
Your Mortgage Consultant for Life

Good morning Judith. I have worked with many clients that have had their identity stolen, it takes a while to work through the issue.

Mar 27, 2016 06:31 PM
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Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Judith Sinnard - not used it, though it's a great idea to have one.

Mar 27, 2016 02:59 PM
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Susan Laxson CRS
Premier Sotheby's International Realty - Naples, FL
The Michelle Thomas Team

No, we don't, but they advertise a lot on television.

Mar 27, 2016 09:34 AM
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LuxurySoCalRealty San Diego
Compass - La Jolla, CA
San Diego Partner - The Private Client Network

Hi haven't really heard of it. 

Mar 27, 2016 08:07 AM