The incidence rate of account takeover schemes increased by 40% from 2011 to 20121. Identity Guard® automatically alerts you through our extensive network of providers if your personal information is being used — even by you or if a possible account takeover is happening. We can even send automatic alerts to your mobile phone or email. Learn more about Identity Guard®.
Account Takeover Methods 20122
- 55% Change the physical address
- 30% Add their name as a registered user
- 18% Change the phone number
- 13% Change the email address
- 12% Obtain a debit or credit card with their name
- 9% Change the password
- 8% Change the PIN
- Company verifies your identity
- You receive an alert from Identity Guard®
- You easily verify if it’s you or not
Get control and insight
Our id verification alert service gives you insight into what’s happening with your credit and personal information any time your personal information is being used. An alert is triggered when…
you — or someone — tries to:
- open a new account
- open a new loan
- get a new cell phone
a company tries to:
- check your credit
- verify your identity
Identity Guard® id verification alerts provide you the information you need to help protect yourself from identity theft before it starts — giving you peace of mind.
Stay aware, get alerted quickly
Currently, Identity Guard® is one of the few products to offer id verification alerts included in its suite of identity theft protection solutions. This new feature not only provides members with alerts when a new account is applied for or opened, but also alerts members to potential identity fraud threats. When certain personal information is accessed, you can rest assured that you will be notified quickly. Our solutions help keep you alert and aware of your credit and personal information.