We have very sad news. Over the next week or so, thousands of American consumers will open their credit card mail and discover that they have been the victim of ID theft. Cyber thieves have broken into their credit card information, stolen their identification and used it to charge various products and services. This nasty little crime leaves the victim thousands of dollars in new debt. Unfortunately, this is nothing new. The Federal Trade Commission has reported that millions of consumers have fallen victim to this scam.
A modern crime
ID theft has exploded since the Internet became a popular place for shopping. Hackers break through security walls and steal personal information such as social security numbers and bank details. The theft gives them access to financial accounts that these criminals happily raid. ID theft involves phishing expeditions, fake emails and even robbing a person’s mailbox.
The victims are often traumatized by the attack and feel defenseless. ID theft forces them through a painful process to restore credit integrity and prevent their bank accounts from being raided further. Additionally, personal drama can affect a person’s productivity at work because a victim has to take time off to gather information and the stress clouds their mind. Class action plans don’t always have benefits to help a victim of ID theft. However, nationwide prepaid legal services may be of service. We have ID theft prevention benefits as well as our legal group service.
Helps on the road to recovery
Nationwide, many years of experience in offering prepaid legal services help us realize the importance of direct assistance. In addition, we know that one size does not fit all and that a supplier must offer several options. That’s why our comprehensive identity theft and credit monitoring plan offers multiple protection plans.
Each provides the individual attention, part of our group legal plan benefit. It depends on the plan chosen, but we include credit reports, identity monitoring and alerts, dark web and internet monitoring, ID theft recovery services, and an ID theft prevention kit.
A function recognizes the cost of restoring ID integrity. We have a million dollar identity theft insurance policy to help a plan member with the costs of identity recovery. Filing fees, court costs and loss of income caused by taking away work are some of the expenses covered by this coverage
Work with our customers
Countrywide wants its client organizations to have the preventative benefits their employees need. For example, anyone working in the computer information industry may be more vulnerable to ID theft than another corporate facility. We promote choice with our class action plan benefit and would do the same with our identity theft prevention.
Each of our patronage plans is explained to a potential customer. We never push one of our prepaid legal services over the others, and we do the same with these protection plans. The customer chooses the one that is best suited for the employees. That selection will be included in the final planning document. As with our group law benefit plan, provides nationwide administration and membership services.
ID theft is a serious crime, and Countrywide knows it affects the victim’s emotions. We have always promoted emotional intelligence by providing prepaid legal services, and we will do the same with ID theft prevention. Every plan member is treated with extra courtesy. We listen to their concerns and frustrations and help them recover what has been lost. Additionally, these services allow a person to monitor their credit security better. It is important to know as soon as possible when a theft occurs. Our patron plans provide that information.
Employees appreciate this type of protection that their employer offers. If you would like to learn more about how we help prevent ID theft or some information about our services, we invite you to contact us at your convenience. We want to help your employees protect themselves.