You just received your monthly credit card statement. You open it and see all the charges from your recent trip to Disney World: first class travel, top-rated resort, finest restaurants and nightly entertainment. Wow! Such a wonderful vacation! You only wish you had been there!
Instead of a trip to Disney World, you have just arrived in the Land of Identity Theft, the Twilight Zone version of an Amusement Park, and you have been taken for a ride. Unfortunately, there definitely is nothing amusing about being there.
But you are not alone. According to a recent report, approximately 13 million people experience identity theft annually with an average loss per victim of $2294. On average, consumers spend $400 in out-of-pocket expenses and spend more than 11 hours of time trying to resolve their case.
Of course, credit card fraud is only one aspect of identity theft. Other ways criminals take advantage is through phishing for personal data, email hacking, using social media, data breaches, etc. The more digital we become, the more vulnerable we become.
So what can you do about it? The answer is to be as proactive as possible before there’s a breach and PVI can help you with that! For just a few dollars a month, we can cover you and your family members with Identity Protection Services. In addition to providing you with educational information and resources on preventative measures, you also have access to a fraud specialist 24/7 in the event your identity data is compromised and/or stolen. Here are just a few of the benefits of this service:
- Fraud Alerts
- Document Replacement
- Financial Fraud Support
- Travel Identity Theft Support
- Medical Identity Theft Support
- Tax Fraud Support
The good news is, if you currently are a PVI customer, you already may be covered for Identity Theft through one of your existing policies. If not, or if you’re not sure, just give us a call and we’ll be pleased to go over your coverage and options with you.
Our customers’ peace of mind is of the utmost importance to us. That’s why our pledge to you is to “do everything we can to make your lives Safer, Simpler and more Secure.” In other words, we want to do our best to insure that, wherever you are, it’s the Happiest Place on Earth!