*The following information is provided for general purposes only.  Any product descriptions, pricing and details should be confirmed prior to purchase., competitor industry changes may not reflect the current product reviewed. 

​​We live in a complicated technology culture today.  Access to personal information can be obtained with a click of a button in the middle of the night by most anyone.  I encourage us all to be cautious with our trust when sharing  our personal or business information today.  Education is the best way to minimize your exposure to a compromise of information.  We provide that for education, so you can share it with others. 


"Peace of Mind Comes With A Plan"

Laurie VanderWal

Owner

Laurie VanderWal, Owner

"Peace of Mind

Comes With A Plan" 


To review the types of information and service you should receive from a product, download our ID Shield brochure. 

It offers a great list of the types of areas that a service will monitor on your behalf. 

Then, compare Lifelock* and other popular services against the ID Shield*Cl here. 

What you should know when you are notified your data has been compromised!

​​1.  Check your credit reports immediately for any activity and/or accounts that don't belong to you.  This includes your employment and address history.  See our resource page for more information. 

2.  The business who compromised your information will likely offer a "free" credit monitoring service to assist you should anything bad happen to you as a result of their breach.  

Consider the following prior to enrolling in a "free" credit monitoring service.

  1. You can get all three of your credit reports for free once per year and since you've been compromised you can get them now.  Click here for the link...
  2. The free monitoring services offered have restrictions on coverage.  Be cautious about what you agree to in the fine print if you enroll in that company's product. 
  3.   If you have a homeowners or auto policy.  Call them and ask questions, they are a great education resource and can assist in many minor issues. 
  4. Purchase an independent personal information (credit) monitoring product.  I have been representing  the same product for 10 years.  Click here for the product we recommend.  Scroll to the ID Shield section for details.  
  5. Choose to manage your identity on your own.  If you'd like our DIY resource packet, send us an email request and we'll send you one out.  Click here for more resources on protecting personal and business information. 


Specific to the Equifax breach...The company has already compromised your data, I highly recommend you consider declining the use of the internal "free" product for credit monitoring from Equifax and choose another service. 

Click here for details on our identity theft protection and scroll to ID Shield membership.