I know the moms out there will understand when I tell you that now that I have young kids, I love to do most of my shopping online. I avoid taking my two little ones into a crowded store at all cost, especially now that the holidays are nearly upon us, and I have so much serious shopping to accomplish. The Internet has been my savior, and I’m a huge Cyber-Monday fan. This year I am more prepared than ever now that I have my LifeLock protection in place to make sure that my identity and information are safe as I get through my holiday shopping list.
Last year I absolutely had to get my daughter a certain pair of boots which were sold out of all of the stores. Well, you know how when something becomes unavailable, all of a sudden you are on a total mission to track it down? So I did, and online shopping is brilliant for that type of fashion quest, but the seller was not a familiar retailer to me and looked like it was out of the UK. I threw caution to the wind and bought the boots online through them. I mean people shop online all the time right? Well, people also get ripped off online all of the time as well and my heart sank when I got a text from my credit card company asking if I had made a purchase from somewhere in Central America at 2am. It was the same price but made me nervous so I said it must be fraud, cancelled my credit card and was issued a new one. Well three weeks later a package comes in the mail covered in Chinese writing, and what was inside was my boots! I immediately called the credit card company and reinstated the payment, I felt so bad, even though it was a somewhat shady transaction.
I swore I learned my lesson from this and would never shop online again. Then I took my kids to the store a few times, and was reminded of WHY I love to shop online! This year is different because I have the security of knowing that I have LifeLock in place to protect me. I know they will alert me to potential threats and monitor the exposure of my personal information. I can call their Member Services 24/7 365 days of the year if I am ever concerned about a security breach. With the LifeLock proactive defense system I know that I am in good hands this holiday season, and that I can in fact avoid dragging two hungry small children through a shopping mall to get my shopping done.
You can join LifeLock this Black Friday when they will be hosting a Black Friday Twitter Party!
Date: November 23rd
Time: 3pm PST
*I am a LifeLock Brand Ambassador. All my opinions are my own and not swayed by outside sources.