Today I was on a website that offers deals for various consumer services. I noticed one related to identity theft so decide to check into the company. The site had was almost no information on who they are. I dug further. While I found out some info, such as that the company is based abroad, I saw no real assurances, track record, or details about how your information would be secured.
Their site says something like:
When you register all your important information with [us], it’s safe and secure –
and all in one place – your account numbers for insurance policies, investment accounts and bank accounts, and serial numbers of stocks and bonds you own."
When you see that statement by itself, it’s a little scary eh? Basically you’re storing your crown jewels in their safe.
It’s a nice idea. But before you entrust a company:
- Dig into the details and confirm they have a solid track record and testimonials to back up claims of security and service.
- In my view, the more publicly a company operates and exposes their inner workings, the more you can trust them.