- 37 billion personal records were compromised in 2020*.
- Data breaches during 2020's holiday season cost an estimated 4.7 million per attack**.
- Aura is a digital security company designed to help protect user info and offers near real-time monitoring for potential data risks or attacks.
- We signed up for Aura before shopping and here's what happened.
It's that time of year when we all start going a little crazy with holiday fever. From decorating to cooking to hosting family from across the world, this is undoubtedly a busy time for all of us. Especially when you think about how many gifts are still on your "to buy" list.
Everyone shops online these days, and with huge online sales like Cyber Monday, we can expect to see even more people turning to the internet to get most of their shopping done. Still, anyone online can fall victim to data breaches and attacks, especially during this hectic time of the year.
We all want the convenience of shopping online, but no one wants to have their sensitive data exposed, collected, or compromised. This is why when we found out about Aura's digital security services, we all jumped for joy.
Aura offers protection for your online assets and will help identify theft and financial fraud; they also offer device and network protection. Aura even has a free Security Risk Assessment which can inform you if any of your current accounts are compromised and how to fix them.
Here's how Aura changed our editor's shopping experience:
I thought it would take forever, but signing up for Aura only took 5 simple steps. When choosing a plan, I loved learning all of them come with$1,000,000 Insurance Coverage1 to cover eligible losses and fees due to theft and fraud.
I ended up going with Aura's Ultimate package which offered the most protection at an affordable price. Their White Glove Resolution service assigned me a case manager who is responsible for mitigating identity and financial fraud situations.
With their easy-to-navigate interface, I knew my way around my Aura dashboard after only a few minutes, and before I bought any gifts, I had a new sense of confidence that if anything were to go wrong, Aura had my back.
Knowing Aura was monitoring all of my online accounts put me at ease when I visited a few not-so-credible sites to check out an unbelievable sale or buy that rare gift my best friend had been hinting at for half the year.
Aura's Financial Transaction Monitoring truly helped me out the most; I was alerted by Aura about suspicious spending activity on my checking account. Thankfully, because of Aura I was able to catch this attempted fraud attack before it ruined my finances, my credit score2, and my holiday gifting plans. I can't lie - I would not have noticed this if it weren't for the due diligence of Aura's security services.
This year I was able to alleviate a lot of my stress around data breaches and purchased every gift on my list, by signing up for Aura.
Aura is hands down the perfect shopping companion for the holidays this year.
Give the gifts your friends and family have asked for without compromising your sensitive info or personal data with Aura.
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*https://pages.riskbasedsecurity.com/en/en/2020-yearend-data-breach-quickview-report **https://www.govtech.com/blogs/lohrmann-on-cybersecurity/2020-data-breaches-point-to-cybersecurity-trends-for-2021.html ¹ Identity Theft Insurance underwritten by insurance company subsidiaries or affiliates of American International Group‚ Inc. The description herein is a summary and intended for informational purposes only and does not include all terms, conditions and exclusions of the policies described. Please refer to the actual policies for terms, conditions‚ and exclusions of coverage. Coverage may not be available in all jurisdictions. 2 The score you receive with Aura is provided for educational purposes to help you understand your credit. It is calculated using the information contained in your TransUnion or Experian credit file. Lenders use many different credit scoring systems, and the score you receive with Aura is not the same score used by lenders to evaluate your credit.