Identity Guard® Review 2018

Advertising Disclosure: we receive commission from Identity Guard.

Identity Guard® is one of the most popular and highest rated identity protection/credit report monitoring service 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*.  Here’s my review of the Identity Guard family credit monitoring plans for 2018

Protection Services

  • 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 service comes with ID Vault, which 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.

The Total Protection membership, at $19.99 per month, provides members with all of the services from the Essentials plan, as well as quarterly credit reports and scores based on data from all three bureaus.

The Platinum membership costs $24.99 per month and provides all of the services of the Total Protection level plus monthly credit reports and scores based on data from all three bureaus. 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 Identity Guard.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.

Identity Guard 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.

Our Conclusion

Your iden­tity is more than just who you are these days. It is what you apply for, what you pur­chase, and how many credit lines you have as well. An iden­tity that has been abused through crim­i­nal activ­ity will make it dif­fi­cult for you to be able to live the life that you want to lead. The invest­ment in iden­tity theft pro­tec­tion is a sound and afford­able invest­ment that allows you to rest eas­ier at night know­ing that some­one has got your back.  Identity Guard is hands down the most comprehensive identity & credit monitoring service we have reviewed.

With monthly subscription pricing for nearly every budget, a high level of customer service and provided by a company with an A+ Better Business Bureau rating, you should put Identity Guard at the very top of your list when shopping for identity protection.

Enroll with Iden­tity Guard and you’ll be able to dis­cover what hav­ing a secure iden­tity truly means.

Advertising Disclosure: we receive commission from Identity Guard.

*Ranking based on affiliate ranking

**Identity Theft Insurance underwritten by insurance company subsidiaries or affiliates of American International Group‚ Inc. The description herein is a summary and intended for informational  purposes only and does not include all terms‚ conditions and exclusions of the policies described. Please refer to the actual policies for terms‚ conditions‚ and exclusions of coverage. Coverage may not be available in all jurisdictions.