Or, imagine having your credit card declined while you’re out shopping, or while you’re at a restaurant?
Imagine learning that someone else out there has access to your highly-sensitive and valuable information…such as your date of birth, your drivers license number, or your social security number?
Or, imagine that someone on the other side of the world with ill-intent has access to your online passwords?
All of these things take place around the world on a daily basis, no matter how many safeguards the victims take to protect themselves. If you read or watch the news, then you know that some of the largest corporations (and even the government) routinely becomes victimized by identify theft, and internet hacking?
Should you sit back and pray that you’ll never become a victim?
You could, but you could also start a great defense for yourself by signing up for Guard Street data privacy systems.
The purpose of Guard Street is simple–in the age of hackers and electronic thieves, you’ll need to stay one step ahead to protect your most valuable information.
Here’s the Guard Street story that helps to sum things up:
The world we live in today can be scary. The number of victims of cybercrime and ID theft is growing drastically worldwide and the average financial loss is now in the thousands per victim and rising. Fraudsters, criminals, hackers and marketers are steps ahead in using online devices to collect personal data. It’s incredibly easy to become a victim these days if you use a mobile device, tablet, laptop or desktop to social network, shop and bank online.
Saving files, sending emails, carrying a wallet or purse and even a luggage tag isn’t safe anymore. Plus, free or cheap email comes at a price. You pay for it with your data being sold or being subjected to unwanted advertisements all the time.
Our co-founders are big time advocates for protecting data security and consumer privacy BEFORE there is a problem. But to do that, you need to have the right system and tools in place.
Our ultimate goal was to create a virtual community that’s safe for our users. We started by doing our homework on the tools available in the marketplace and created something better — an all in one personal data locking system that you can use everywhere to save you time and money. It went like this…
We identified which consumers are the target and when they are vulnerable.
We determined what needs to be in packages to get all around protection.
We did our homework and found that some of our customers’ data needed to be stored in a safer place. This data is stored on secure servers in Switzerland.
We tested the tools and continue to re-test all the time so our customers get the most advanced protection in their peer group.
We realized many customer’s needs may be unique, so we created a portfolio of packages as well as a la carte items for a truly customized solution.
How To Use
There are explicit instructions you’ll need to gain familiarity with once you sign up for this digital identity protection program. Here’s a sampling of questions and answers from the website’s F.A.Q page:
What is Guard Street?
Guard Street offers packages of tools that protect your data and privacy. We take the guesswork out of figuring out how to get the best protection. We carefully developed packages with a set of tools that form a great personal data locking system. This includes encrypting your data and storing it on Swiss servers, providing secure email, secure internet navigation and much more. Guard Street is carefully designed to provide online protection when youíre navigating, social networking, communicating, storing data, shopping, banking and traveling.
How can I contact you? I need technical support or customer service.
We proudly offer phone or email support, and our representatives will be happy to help you. You can contact us at 1-800-517-4550 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
How can I purchase Guard Street?
Thank you for your interest in Guard Street. You can purchase any package from our secure website. If you encounter any issues with the purchase process please do not hesitate to contact our customer support at 1-800-517-4550.
How much am I saving by using Guard Street Privacy Premium?
With Privacy Premium’s annual plan, you’ll save over $240 or 70%. The percentage savings represents an estimate of the special pricing offered by Guard Street through its combination of third party services and soluitons offered on our site compared to the sale of each service / solution purchased on an individual basis. Guard Street provides tremendous savings!
What if I change my email address?
If you change your email address you can update it by logging in at www.GuardStreet.com and selecting the My Account link in the upper right corner. When you change your email address, it will automatically become your new User ID and the primary email address for alerts.
Who do I contact if I have a billing question?
Live customer service representatives can be reached at: 1-800-517-4550, Monday – Friday, 8:00am – 7:00pm CST. You can also reach us via email at email@example.com. Allow one business day to receive a response to your e-mail inquiries.
How can I reach you?
Live customer service representatives can be reached at: 1-800-517-4550,, Monday – Friday, 8:00am – 7:00pm CST. You can also reach us via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Allow one business day to receive a response to your e-mail inquiries.
What are the Terms of my membership?
Click here to read the Terms.
When I sign up for a package, can I still use the same browsers I currently do?
Will I have to change my everyday online activity or social media accounts to be protected?
After youíve activated and downloaded the secure VPN provided by SurfSafeVPN through your Privacy Portal, you simply need to connect it (turn it on) each time you use the internet from your desktop, laptop or mobile device. If your secure VPN is not turned on, youíll see a red box periodically pop up in the lower right hand corner of your desktop or laptop screen warning you that itís not on. A green box will periodically pop up letting you know it is on.
Regarding your social networking activity, simply activate AVG Privacy Fix through your Privacy Portal. Once you download it and turn it on, it will begin blocking a significant amount of the sites that could track your activity. Take a look at the recommendations.
Does Guard Street log user internet activity?
What happens if I forget my password?
We’ll help you remember it. Just click on the ‘forgot password’ link on the top right corner of the page. You will be taken to a page with the security question you picked out when you first activated or joined Guard Street. Type in the correct answer and create a new password and confirm it. Once you click the save button you will be taken to your Privacy Portal.
Can I opt out of renewing my package?
Yes, you can go to your Privacy Portal and click on My Account and make that update to your profile.
Will Guard Street store all my passwords for me?
When you activate the Password Manager tool in your Privacy Portal, you are able to store your passwords in that tool. Also, when you activate your secure Swiss storage, you can store your passwords in that tool. All of your passwords can be stored in either or both tools.
What personal information will you collect on me?
Can I pay monthly for the Privacy Pro and Privacy Plus packages?
With this special offer, Privacy Premium is only available annually.
Will I be restricted from visiting certain websites that are deemed unsafe?
Always be cautious about websites you visit as there could be dangers lurking – especially websites you are not familiar with. Our protection tools will not restrict you from visiting any websites.
Now that I have Guard Street, can I visit any unsafe site and open any email and be 100% protected?
In short, no. You should always be cautious about navigating on sites you are not familiar with or that may be considered unsafe. That also goes for opening emails (the most common source of getting computer viruses) from senders you arenít familiar with. There is no such thing as 100% protection. Guard Street offers a great and tested set of tools to help protect you, but you will still need to use caution and good judgment in your web activity and maintenance of your digital devices.
You’ll gain access to protection in the following areas:
- Secure Email & Data Vault
- Private Web Activity
- Disposable Email Addresses
- Exclusive Discounts & Privacy Tools
- Social Networking Security
- Password Protection
- Self-Destruct Instant Messaging
- Mobile & Laptop Security
- Desktop & Laptop File Erasure
- AntiVirus — NO EXTRA CHARGE
The price of the program is offered in a 7 day trial package of $2.99. At the end of seven days, if you continue with the subscription, then you’ll be charged a yearly fee of $99.