Identity Protection Reviews
Save time by reading reviews and comparisons of popular identity protection plans here. We’ve combed and scoured through all the websites so you don’t have to!
These plans range in price from $9 a month (LifeLock/TrustedID) to $19.95 a month (ID Watchdog). The things that make them different are:
- Scanning services looking for misuse of your personal information
- Scan changes to Public Records
- Credit Scores
- Fraud Alert Service Reminder
- Opt-out of Pre-approved credit offers
- Computer Protection – anti-virus software
- Service guarantee/warranty or identity theft insurance
- ID theft recovery assistance or all recovery done for you (LifeLock & ID Watchdog)
The three identity protection plans that stand out to us as winners are TrustedID, LifeLock and Identity Guard’s Total Protection.
LifeLock has the lowest price with a $1 million service guarantee** to restore your identity if it’s stolen. They have good scanning features and a wallet protection plan. We’ve given it our Editor’s Choice for Value and Recovery Services.
TrustedID has excellent scanning features plus gives you anti-spyware software to protect your computer. This is a money-saver that we really appreciate. They also have a Family Protection plan that includes all adults and children for one low price. They have earned our Editor’s Choice for Family Coverage and Value.
Our Editor’s Choice for Most Comprehensive Coverage goes to Identity Guard’s Total Protection. It has terrific scanning features, credit monitoring including credit scores, anti-virus protection, anti-spyware, anti-keylogging software for our computer and privacy protection for our mobile devices. Whew.. that’s a lot of protection for 18 bucks a month. They have been in business the longest (since 1996) and have over 8 million identities protected.
Identity Guard also has a lower priced plan – Extra Caution. It offers the credit monitoring, scores and scanning services as it’s big brother. It’s priced at $12 a month with your second month free. It’s a good way to combine identity protection with credit monitoring.
**The benefits under the Service Guarantee are provided under a Master Insurance Policy underwritten by State National Insurance Company. Under the Service Guarantee LifeLock will spend up to $1 million to hire experts to help your recovery. As this is only a summary please see the actual policy for applicable terms and restrictions at LifeLock.com.