Identity Guard is one of the most renowned identity theft protection services on the market, appreciated and highly rated by the Better Business Bureau (A+), Trustpilot, Tom’s Guide, NextAdvisor and many others. The service has been around for more than 20 years and lately it’s teamed up with IBM Watson, which makes Identity Guard’s protection even more attractive and effective.
The service operates in the United States and in Canada and offers both individual and family identity protection.
Under its Family plans you can also protect the identity of your children, if they are under the age of 18. You can also add family members and they’d all have their private accounts, to which you won’t have any access to. To make things even better Identity Guard now comes with Watson , which uses their AI to protect you even more.
There are three protection plans included by Identity Guard: Value, Total, Premier. You can opt for monthly or annual billing with each of them, although you’ll save 17% if you go with annual billing, so we advise you to choose that one.
Individual plans with monthly billing
Value - $8.99 per month
Total: $19.99 per month
Premier: $24.99 per month
Individual plans with annual billing
Value: $7.50 per month
Total: $16.67 per month
Premier: $20.83 per month
Family plans with monthly billing
Value - $14.99 per month
Total: $29.99 per month
Premier: $34.99 per month
Family plans with annual billing
Value: $12.50 per month
Total: $25 per month
Premier: $29.17 per month
All the plans include a 30-day money back guarantee and benefits such as:
- Identity protection through IBM Watson
- The $1 million insurance with stolen funds reimbursement
- Dark Web monitoring
- US-based case manager
- A safe browsing extension that works on Chrome, Firefox, Safari and blocks tracking cookies, Flash, malvertisements and more
- 24/7 alerts and notifications in case of suspicious activities/changes to related to your identity
There is also a mobile app included with all plans and it is compatible with iOS and Android. There are some very useful features included in the app, such as: anti-phishing protection, credit monitoring alerts, credit score and factors, Dark Web alerts, threat alerts, risk management score.
Customers who opt for Total or Premier get credit scores as well, on a monthly basis, while Premier members also get a 3-bureau credit report.
The IBM Watson software is extremely smart and it is based on AI programming. It can scan and analyze billions of bits of data in an extremely short time and it guards your identity 24/7. You will be alerted in case of any attempts of tax frauds, bank account takeovers, Dark Web activities in your name and more.
In case your identity gets stolen while you are a customer of Identity Guard, your dedicated case manager will help you restore it and your $1 million insurance will help you pay for all the involved expenses (legal fees, reduced work hours, attorney fees, and so on). Not only that, but Identity Guard will also continue to monitor your case for 60 more days after your identity has been recovered, to make sure everything is okay.
As one of the best apps on the market we often find the question that comes up, who is better in the battle between Identity Guard or LifeLock ? Check out our review to find out who we thought was the best for your protection and family.