Personal identity theft is one of the fastest growing crimes in Canada. More than 35,000 Canadians are victims of identity theft every year. If you make purchases or payments online, you could be at risk. It takes a thief a shockingly short time to steal your identity.
Personal identity theft insurance protects you from the costs in the unfortunate event of having your personal identity stolen. Victims of personal identity theft are often left with the financial expenses of repairing the mess that the criminal left behind - this type of insurance covers such expenses.
Personal identity theft insurance applies to you because identity theft can affect anyone. Do you make any online purchases? You are especially at risk if you have any of your personal information online. If a scammer uses your information to steal your identity you may be left picking up the pieces - having to repair your financial reputation and settling legal fees. Ensure that you are not left paying for someone else's crime.
Personal identity theft coverage is affordable, with an average annual premium of $20 to $30. This coverage can be added to your current property policy by endorsement. It protects you for the cost associated with repairing your financial history or resolving problems resulting from identity theft, including legal representation, loss of wages, loan re-application fees and replacement of stolen identification. Identity theft protection covers not only you but also others living in your home.
You can buy personal identity theft insurance from Morison Insurance. Our insurance brokers would be more than happy to help you get personal identity theft coverage added to your home insurance policy. Get started today by calling 1-800-463-8074 or by filling out the contact form on our website.
This content is written by our Morison Insurance team. It is provided for general information only. Insurance needs differ from person to person, and this article is therefore not a substitute for professional advice about your individual insurance needs which can be obtained by speaking to one of our brokers.