Identity Guard

Identity Guard positions itself as a 21st-century solution to identity theft. Offering comprehensive membership access to their technology, they’ll help you protect your sensitive information and provide 24/7 monitoring to alert you of certain activity that may indicate fraud.

Why Identity Guard?

Identity Guard offers three different single or family membership plans that aim to protect your identity and alert you at the first sign of a possible threat. 

One of their claims to fame is their partnership with IBM Watson’s artificial intelligence scanning software to take monitoring to the next level. Using algorithms that predict how your digital habits could make you vulnerable – thus instructing you how to change your habits to reduce risk.

Identity Guard prides themselves on their quick response to any potential threat, stating “We’re looking out for you 24/7 to send you the fastest alerts through mobile app notifications and email.” Identity Guard will also support you during the recovery process of identity theft. They state that if your identity is stolen as a member, they’ll reimburse you up to a million dollars* and will assist you with professional guidance every step of the way.

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What we like

  • Family plans offered
  • IBM intelligent tracking
  • Moderately priced

What we don’t like

  • Limited recovery services
  • Lacks sex offender scanning
  • No money-back guarantee

Identity Guard Packages

Value

Starting at $7.20/mo

Our take

The competitively priced package offers a healthy assortment of services, including dark web monitoring and alerts, safe browsing extension and a U.S. based dedicated case manager to assist with any questions or emergencies.

Package Features

  • Online identity dashboard
  • Anti phishing app
  • $1 million insurance

Total

Starting at $19.99/mo

Our take

In addition to the value coverage, Total monitoring protects your financial accounts tries to change your personal account information. Real-time alerts can better assist you in closing down your accounts and reporting the fraudulent activity to your bank before identity thieves cause damage.

Package Features

  • Monthly credit score
  • 3-credit bureau changes
  • Personal threat detection

Premier

Starting at $19.99/mo

Our take

Premier is Identity Guards most comprehensive package – even providing a social insight report that monitors your social accounts for information that may provide identity thieves with the tools to commit fraud in your name.

Package Features

  • Safe browsing extension
  • 3-credit bureau report
  • Social insight report

Compare Identity Guard Plans

Premier

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Starting price $7.50/mo. $15.99/mo. $19.99/mo.
Bank account & credit card protection Yes Yes Yes
Dark web scan Yes Yes Yes
Fraud remediation Yes Yes Yes
Credit monitoring No Yes Yes
Month credit score No Yes Yes
Investment protection No No Yes
Triple bureau report No No Yes

Frequently Asked Questions About Identity Guard

How does Identity Guard work?

Identity Guard scans thousands of transactions in a millisecond to detect any potential threats that stand out, and will alert you via email or app notification within seconds. This digitally-focused service will help you stop any potential threats before they cause damage to your sensitive information.

What is Watson?

Watson is an artificial intelligence system developed by IBM. Watson is capable of sifting through millions of transactions to detect any discrepancies in virtually no time at all. Identity Guard uses Watson’s capabilities to monitor billions of digital points of information regarding your online identity.

Will Identity Guard protect my devices?

While Identity Guard does include the protection against malware in some of its plans, it won’t protect your devices from being hacked or from viruses attacking your computer from a risky download. It’s best to employ computer virus software to protect against cyber threats such as those.


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