It’s not hard to see the need for a service like Legacy Locker. In fact, the surprise is that it doesn’t already exist. Legacy Locker is essentially an online safety deposit box for your digital identities such as website passwords and account information. When you make a will, you decide who inherits your physical estate. Using Legacy Locker allows you to make the same decisions about your digital estate.
Once you sign up, you are prompted to set your verifiers who are the people who can confirm your death or incapacity. You also need to set up security questions in case you forget your password. The site clearly walks you through all the steps needed to ensure everything is in place such as adding beneficiaries, adding contact information to your profile, and submitting your digital assets. You can also write legacy letters to your loved ones and store them in your digital safe.
Legacy Locker works smoothly and it took less than ten minutes to get our free account setup. To get the most out of it, though, most people would have to spring for one of the paid plans. It might be worth it considering how difficult it would be for your family to gain access to your bank accounts and other critical information if you are the only one with the login details. Best of all, there’s a human verification element. Your verifiers will be required to send in a death certificate and answer verification questions before any digital assets can be released.
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