THE GOOD

Excellent family plan:

TrustedID's family plan covers you, your spouse, your children, your parents, and any other family members living in your household -- all for a flat monthly fee. Many other identity protection services only cover individuals or require an additional fee per child, so TrustedID's family plan could be a great deal depending on the size of your household. You can also choose to pay for a year's subscription upfront, which should save you almost $100 on this top-quality ID protection service.

Facebook privacy monitor:

As part of their IDEssentials™ plan, TrustedID monitors your Facebook profile to determine if any personal information is at risk of being stolen by an identity thief. This isn't something that most other identity theft protection companies offer, and it can be useful to have because many people reveal more personal information on Facebook than they realize. By having your profile monitored, you're able to find out what puts you at risk and take steps to correct it.

Free for 14 days:

TrustedID lets you test out their service for a full two weeks absolutely free, which helps you determine whether or not TrustedID is the right identity theft protection service for you. You do, however, have to provide your credit card information and call to cancel within the trial period to avoid a charge. This free trial is definitely worth taking advantage of if you're on the fence about choosing TrustedID as your identity protection service.

Services for businesses:

In the event of a data breach, TrustedID sets up a dedicated website and hotline number for people to call and stays in contact with the affected customers by email so they know their identities are being monitored. If any of your clients' identities do get stolen, TrustedID's On-Call Protection and Identity Restoration Specialists are there to help them every step of the way. TrustedID also helps you protect your employees' identities by including identity theft protection service as an employee benefit. This also works to the advantage of the business owner because it reduces the chances of employees taking time off to handle identity fraud. TrustedID handles it all for them so they can stay focused and on task.

THE BAD

Doesn't check for fraudulent loans:

TrustedID doesn't look for any unauthorized loans taken out in your name, so if an identity thief tries this tactic, you may not find out until it's too late. TrustedID helps you resolve the situation, but if you prefer a more proactive approach, you should consider other identity protection services. Companies like ID Patrol and Identity Force offer many of the same tools as TrustedID along with loan monitoring.

Credit monitoring for two adults only:

No matter how many adults you have in your household, only two of them are able to view their credit reports and scores and have their credit monitored by TrustedID. The others on your family plan will still have their Social Security numbers, bank accounts, and other personal information monitored, but not their credit. Depending on your household, this may not be an issue at all, but if it is, it could be a good idea to check out some other identity theft protection services or think about signing up for a credit report and monitoring company.

THE DETAILS

Details
Identity Theft Insurance Up to $1 million
Monthly Price $10.42 - $27.99
Types of Monitoring Personal, Family, Business

FEATURES

Title
  • Fraud Alert Reminders The company will remind you when the fraud alert on your account is about to expire so you can renew it.

  • Fraud Specialist The company provides access to fraud specialists to help you manage your fraud case.

  • Identity Theft Insurance The company offers insurance to reimburse you for costs related to restoring your identity.

  • Lost Wallet Protection The company offers assistance with canceling and replacing lost or stolen debit/credit cards.

  • Address The company protects against any unauthorized use of your address.

  • Bank Accounts The company protects against any unauthorized use of your bank account information.

  • Credit/Debit Cards The company protects against any unauthorized use of your credit or debit cards.

  • Name The company protects against any unauthorized use of your full name.

  • Public Records The company monitors any information about you in public records.

  • Social Security Number The company protects against any unauthorized use of your Social Security number.

  • Loans The company protects against any unauthorized loans made in your name.

  • Child ID Protection The company protects against any unauthorized use of your children's personal information.

  • Credit Monitoring The company monitors your credit reports for any suspicious activity.

  • Credit Reports You can get access to your credit reports through the company.

  • Credit Scores You can get access to your credit scores through the company.

  • Early Warning Alerts The company provides early warning alerts following suspicious behavior.

  • Mailing List Removal The company will remove your name from mailing lists to help protect your personal information.

  • Medical ID Theft Protection The company monitors your medical benefits for any suspicious activity.

  • Security Freeze You can place a security freeze on your credit reports if fraud or identity theft is suspected.

  • Email The company has an email or ticket system dedicated to support.

  • Live Chat The company offers live chat support.

  • Phone You can contact the company by phone to get support.

  • Social Media You can contact the company with questions through their social networks.

  • Blog or Articles A blog or relevant articles on identity theft protection are provided by the company.

  • FAQs The company provides a list of answers to frequently asked questions.

  • Knowledge Base The company provides a knowledge base of detailed help articles.

  • Access Account You can access your account from a mobile device.

  • Alerts You can view identity theft alerts from a mobile device.

  • Android App The company has an Android-specific app.

  • Favorable Reviews The company has a combined 3.5 stars or greater for their iPhone and Android apps.

  • iPhone App The company has an iPhone-specific app.

  • Mobile Website The company has a mobile-specific website.

  • Tablet The company has a tablet-based app.

PRICING

IDEssentials Identity Protection

Family Plan: $27.99/month or $240/year
Individual Plan: $14.99/month or $125/year

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