Identity theft is a serious crime that happens every 2 seconds in the world. This can affect any user of the internet who will put their identity online. To fully avoid this, you may need to avoid shopping online, making online accounts, and basically everything that a regular internet user does, which is nearly impossible to do in this day and age.
Identity Guard is a service that you can use to prevent yourself from being a victim of identity theft. With this service, you will be immediately notified of any suspicious activity made using your identity. This allows you to immediately take action to prevent them from doing any more damage.
Aside from this, you are also given access to features that help you with your current credit score along with a guide to help you fix it.
Identity Guard uses IBM Watson technology in order to track the usage of their user’s identity online. With this, they are able to access through millions of data within seconds. This lets you immediately be notified in case a suspicious activity is traced to your account. You can then either confirm that it is your action or immediately report it.
Currently, they offer three pricing plans. This includes the following:
- Value – This is their most affordable plan. This gives you access to the following features: Dark Web Monitoring, Risk Management Report, Safe Browsing Tools, Anti-Phishing Mobile Application. It gives a comprehensive set of features for those who want constant monitoring of their identity.
- Total Plan – This plan is for those who want protection along with monitoring for their credit score. This gives access to the following features: Dark web monitoring, risk management report, safe browsing tools, anti-phishing mobile application, monthly credit score, address monitoring, 3-bureau credit monitoring (Experian, Equifax, TransUnion), and Tax Refund Alerts.
- Premier Plan – This gives the best protection among the three. Aside from the features of the Total Plan, this also gives you access to Credit Score and Report along with Social Insight Report.
In case you would just like basic protection and immediate notification involving the usage of your identity online, the Value Plan is recommended for you. Those who would like constant updates about the status of their credit should buy the total or premier plan.
These plans are divided to individual plans and family plans.
The following are the prices for individual plans:
Value - $7.50 (discounted 17% when billed annually) and $8.99 when billed per month
Total - $16.67 (discounted 17% when billed annually) and $19.99 when billed per month
Premier - $20.83 (discounted 17% when billed annually) and $24.99 when billed per month
The following are the prices for family plans:
Value - $12.50 (discounted 17% when billed annually) and $14.99 when billed per month
Total - $25.00 (discounted 17% when billed annually) and $29.99 when billed per month
Premier - $29.17 (discounted 17% when billed annually) and $34.99 when billed per month