With more and more online shopping and mobile banking available, the internet has become an incredibly profitable place for identity thieves. Identity theft protection can be very valuable by helping you detect when your sensitive financial information is misused. While considering choosing a service, consider three criteria:
Does the company offer credit monitoring?
Some credit card companies may offer credit monitoring for their products, but how thorough is that monitoring? For example, you’ll want to find out whether they only monitor your credit through one credit bureau or all three as well as how often they pull this type of information. Identity Guard® offers credit, identity, and public record monitoring with prompt alerts to deliver information on your personal security.
Does the company offer protection software?
Some identity theft companies may offer protection plans, and these may be important to help protect against online identity thieves from obtaining your financial information. The Identity Guard suite of protection software offers password protection, anti-virus and keystroke encryption to help you keep your information out of the hands of identity thieves.
Get help from an experienced company
Some companies may offer preventative solutions, but may not offer strong crisis management. If your identity is stolen you want someone who will be able to help you get back on your feet whether that means an insurance policy or easy to use customer service. The Identity Guard team will work with you to help recover from the incident of them. Our recovery plan offers personal recovery assistance, up to $1 million in identity theft insurance**, and lost wallet protection.
These three criteria can be very important when it comes to protecting your identity. That’s where Identity Guard can help. By leveraging IBM Watson technology, Identity Guard is always working to provide you with powerful identity protection for you and your family.