Review of Identity Guard Services & Features
Identity Guard is one of the most popular and highest rated identity protection/credit monitoring services on the market. It ranked #1 on the Kiplinger Financial Magazine’s Top Identity Theft Protection Services list and has won numerous other awards for it’s protection and customer satisfaction. The company’s protection services are based on their three tier approach of Monitor, Protect and Recover*.
- Monitor: use of technology to monitor personal and financial information in order to provide credit, public record and identity monitoring with prompt security alerts regarding potential threats to your identity which can be delivered via email, text or phone.
- Protect: provides anti-virus software for your computer, and keystroke encryption to allow safe browsing of the internet; their program ID Vault* helps protect logins, passwords and credit card information on your most visited shopping and member sites.
- Recover: in case your identity is stolen during your membership, Identity Guard will provide personal recovery assistance that puts you in contact with experts and counselors, and offers identity theft insurance and lost wallet protection.
Plan Levels & Pricing
Identity Guard offers three membership level for their individual (single social security number) plans:
The Essentials membership is $9.99 per month and excludes certain features such as public record monitoring, anti-virus software, and password protection, and only provides consumers with 1 credit score report per month;
The Total Protection membership, at $19.99 per month, provides members with all of the services from the Essentials plan, as well as credit scores from all three credit bureaus;
The Platinum membership costs $24.99 per month and provides all of the services of the Total Protection level plus adds a bonus child security feature (kID Sure*) that helps protect your child’s identity. Their free mobile app is a nice added feature for those consumers who are serious about guarding their identity and protecting their credit.
You can save $3.00/month of the IdentityGuard.com homepage price when you sign up through StopIdentityFraud.org
When you sign up for your free 30 day trial, your monthly subscription will automatically begin at the end of those 30 days, unless you cancel your membership.
Couples & Family Plans
Identity Guard recently released 2 new plans that help make credit monitoring more affordable for families of all sizes.
Couples Credit Monitoring – Covers 2 adults in the same household. $26.99/month ($6.99/month savings)
Family Credit Monitoring – Covers 2 adults and up to 15 children in a single household. $27.99/month.
The only downside to these plans is that they don’t offer a free 30 day trial. But IdentityGuard is has a proven track record as being one of the most trusted identity protection & monitoring companies. If you want to monitor multiple social security numbers, you won’t go wrong with either of these plans.
IdentityGuard is hands down the most comprehensive identity & credit monitoring service on the market today. With monthly subscription pricing for nearly every budget, a high level of customer service and an A+ Better Business Bureau rating, you should put IdentityGuard at the very top of your list when shopping for identity protection.