Thursday, July 02, 2015
AOL's Lifelock partnership service
AOL does have a subscription service, which I use – the email is free, but the subscription includes more content, computer anti-virus and firewall protection, and particularly LifeLock identity protection.
I did go ahead and create a “free” account. It will ask for your credit cards, bank account numbers, addresses, driver’s license, auto insurance policy, phone numbers, and will send an SMS to your mobile phone to start the alert service.
I am probably harder to mimic than a lot of people, with an unusual last name and unusual life history facts that can be verified by any financial institution. A mortgage company would have to be reckless to let an imitation of me buy a mansion on its dime, but anything is possible.