This last year Grace Care had the pleasure of meeting Sheri Painter of Legal Shield. Sheri is a Certified Identity Theft Risk Management Specialist, and a good one at that. Not only were we interested in learning how to protect ourselves from identity theft, but as Care Managers we needed a resource for our elders who are at high risk. Legal Shield not only offers protection but also legal support you can depend on. They are affordable, reliable and have proven to be an excellent resource to us.
Below, Sheri helps answer important questions about identity theft and how Legal Shield can help protect you.
1. Should I be concerned about my elder mom and/or dad getting their identity stolen?
Yes, Identity theft (IDT) is the fastest growing crime in the U.S. according to the Federal Trade Commission, so it’s a good idea to be wary of thieves stealing your loved ones’ personal information and assets. This can include their Social Security number (SSN), driver’s license, and bank and credit card account numbers and passwords just to name a few. With this information, identity thieves can open new accounts, rack up charges on credit cards, empty bank accounts, deplete Social Security benefits and generally wreak havoc on their credit ratings and good name.
Think you’re not at risk? Unfortunately you are. Do you… hand your credit card to servers at restaurants? Sign your credit cards? Have an SSN? Supply personal information over the internet? Keep your SSN in your wallet or purse (is it on your medical card)? Leave mail at your home or business for the postal carrier to collect? Own a home? Discard unwanted mail with personal information? Served in the military? Have teenagers going away to college? Bank or make purchases over the internet? Pay for in store purchases with ATM or Credit Cards? Anyone hear of the Target data breech which compromised millions of shoppers? Then you are at risk!
2. What protection does Legal Shield provide against identity theft?
Identity theft (IDT) affects millions of Americans yearly. LegalShield offers two high quality IDT plans to help protect and restore your identity. LegalShield IDT Plan provides standard identity monitoring and the IDT Premium Plan has more comprehensive monitoring. Best of all, both services include Comprehensive Identity Restoration from Kroll Advisory Solutions. So in the unfortunate event something does happen to your identity, you’ll have professional help in getting it restored to what it was before the fraud occurred. To ensure the best coverage possible, the plans include you, your spouse and up to 8 dependent children under the age of 18.
IDT plans start at just $14.95/month.
3. What other legal matters can Legal Shield assist my family and I with?
Join the 1.5 million members who have affordable access to our legal system and quality law firms nationwide. Our attorneys specialize in all 28 areas of the law and can assist with:
• Unlimited advice on any legal issue – Phone calls/ Letters made on your behalf
• Contracts and documents reviewed
• Preparation of your Will, Living Will and Healthcare Power of Attorney
• Trial Defense, Traffic Citation Assistance and 24/7 Emergency Access
• Online legal forms and videos
With a commitment of 1.5 million members, Legal Shield is able to negotiate comprehensive legal services with dedicated law firms at a fraction of what they traditionally cost. Our attorneys aren’t waiting to get paid, they’re prepaid, motivated to provide legal help and advice, and to serve our members and their needs equally. Covering 49 states and 4 provinces in Canada, our law firms are experienced, responsive, and reliable for your legal needs.
Legal plans start at $19.95/month. Get the best coverage and price when the legal and IDT plans are combined!
4. How do I communicate with a represented attorney?
Once you are a Legal Shield member you receive a toll free phone number for your Provider Law Firm. You’ll be asked to briefly explain your legal concern/question. The Law Firm will select an attorney for you who knows the most about your situation. An experienced attorney will then return your call within 8 business hours.
5. What qualifications and specialties do your attorneys offer?
Our Law Firms are prestigious with attorneys having 18 years+ experience in numerous areas of law to provide you with unlimited legal help/advice. Over our 40-year history, we have carefully screened and selected only quality firms to serve our members. Our plans include family as well as business plans.
6. How do I find out more information?
For more information please visit www.ScottandSheri.com or contact Sheri Painter directly at 805-890-8817 or [email protected] for a personal consultation and to discuss the best solution for you, your family or business needs.