IdentityIQ vs. PrivacyGuard
IdentityIQ and PrivacyGuard provide comparable services but divide their plans in distinct ways. IdentityIQ provides a mix of ID and credit monitoring in each of its plans, whereas PrivacyGuard offers a plan devoted solely to ID monitoring, a separate plan devoted solely to credit monitoring, and a plan that bundles the two services together at a discounted rate. Learn more about both identity theft protection brands to help you choose the right one for your needs.
Internet/Dark web monitoring
Tri-bureau credit monitoring
Bank account monitoring
ID theft insurance
Medical fraud monitoring
|No||In top-tier plan|
Social media monitoring
|7 days||14 days|
|Optional credit simulator||Secure browser and keyboard apps|
Frequently Asked Questions About IdentityIQ and PrivacyGuard
Like other optional forms of insurance, ID protection gives you valuable peace of mind even when no issues are found. If a problem does arise, you’ll feel grateful to have it.
IdentityIQ offers four plans: Secure, Secure Plus, Secure Pro, and Secure Max. Each plan provides at least one-bureau credit monitoring, SSN alerts, lost wallet assistance, dark web monitoring and up to $1 million in ID theft insurance, among other perks. To receive an annual credit report, select Secure Plus. For in-depth credit report monitoring, choose Secure Pro, and for child protection insurance, choose Secure Max.
PrivacyGuard’s three plans are ID Protection, Credit Protection, and Total Protection. ID Protection only provides services related to identity theft monitoring, and Credit Protection only provides credit monitoring services. To obtain both services, subscribe to the Total Protection plan.
IdentityIQ’s best-value plan, Secure Plus, costs $8.99 per month. For $17.99 per month you can upgrade to Secure Pro. The most comprehensive option, Secure Max, costs $26.99 per month. It also offers a bare-bones Secure plan for $6.99 per month.
Privacy Guard’s ID Protection plan costs $9.99 per month. Credit Protection costs $19.99 per month, and the Total Protection plan bundles both services together for $24.99 per month.