Product Name: Identity Guard
Overall Rank: 4.5 Stars
Product Description: Identity Guard is an identity theft protection and monitoring tool that helps protect you from losing your identity online.
Pros & Cons:
For the price, Identity Guard gives you the peace of mind that they are monitoring and scanning the Internet and the Dark Web for risks and threats.
Pros (Ultra Plan):
- Constant monitoring
- Quick Alerts
- Bank and Credit Card Monitoring
- Safe Browsing tool
- Investment account monitoring
- Home title monitoring
- Data Breach notifications
- Dark Web Monitoring
Cons (Ultra Plan):
- No credit locks
- No social security ID monitoring
- No email / phishing scam monitoring
- No antivirus or VPN tools
Price (Individual / Family): $6.67 / $10 /mo Vaue, $13.33 / $20 / mo Total, $20 / $26.67 / mo Ultra
Guarantee: YES, $1 million dollar protection against identity theft
What is Identity Theft?
Identity theft is the unlawful use of your personal information (PII) to compromise a person’s accounts and assets.
Protecting your identity
Protecting your identity can be a full-time job today if you do it yourself. You have so many accounts with digital fingerprints it is almost impossible to monitor all effectively. Plus. your time is precious and you will have more time with your family. Leave the monitoring to the experts. Identity Guard will give you the peace of mind that they are constantly vigilant looking out for you.
Examples of your personal identifiable information (PII) are name, social security number, date and place of birth, mother’s maiden name, bank account information, investment account information, and others.
I am a victim of identity theft myself a few years ago and it took me months to get my identity under control. With Identity Guard, they are with you every step of the way. I wish I knew about these services then. It would have saved me hundreds of hours.
Identity Theft Protection
There are lots of services out there whose job is to monitor and help protect your identity. Identity Guard is one of them and a highly ranked service. They use IBM Watson to constantly scan the Web and the Dark Web for you. They will notify you of any suspicious activity that you might need to take care of. The type of scanning they do is not something you can do yourself easily. It would take hours and hours of your time to do what Identity Guard will do for you.
Common Identity Theft Tactics
Hackers are using someone’s identity to file taxes, open new accounts, take over of personal accounts, and other tactics to gain financially from someone’s identity.
Saves you time and money
Identity theft monitoring tools save you the time and effort that goes into monitoring all your accounts manually. With a busy schedule, you do not have time to do that work. In the long run, it will save both time and money since time is money today. Invest in your identity security.
According to the FTC, identity theft is up over 20.4% in 2020. It is only going to continue growing Hackers are finding that it is easy to steal identity and profit from it. Until it is no longer profitable identity theft will continue to grow. Plus, you have to assume your personal information is already out there and you need all the help you can get to help protect you and your family from financial ruin.
I am DrM, founder of http://techninjamasters.com. I have been working, learning, teaching, coaching, consulting, writing in technology for over 40 years.