Is LifeLock safe?

Episode 1385 (1:51:43)

Val from Los Angeles, CA

Val is interested in LifeLock and wants to know if it's safe. Is it? Leo says yes. They were a bit over confident in the early days, but they are dedicated to getting in between you and identity thieves by putting fraud alerts on your credit history. But now they can't do that because of lawsuits. So now they own companies that are built to target fraudulent credit activity so that if anything unauthorized occurs, you get wind of it and they can shut it down. They will also help you fix your credit record should you be a victim of credit card fraud. Check out these articles on getting a credit freeze to protect you:

- "Credit freeze is best protection against identity theft" by Clark Howard
- "Report: Everyone Should Get a Security Freeze" by Brian Krebs