ID Shield

IDShield offers all-in-one plans to help protect your personal data and accounts. They monitor your social media, Social Security Number (SSN) and more to keep your information safe from cybercriminals.

IDShield

Why IDShield?

Why IDShield?

We like that IDShield does more than monitor your SSN and personally identifiable information (PII). They also keep a close eye on your credit reports, social media, bank and other accounts for you. IDShield keeps an eye on breaches and the Dark Web to immediately alert you if your data has been compromised. This identity theft protection service also warns you if a sex offender moves into your neighborhood.

If your data is compromised you’ll get assistance to recover your data with their 24/7 monitoring specialists. IDShield also offers up to $1 million in coverage if you’re a victim of ID theft with IDShield protection.

Pros

  • A variety of monitoring services included in the plan
  • $1 million reimbursement protection
  • Reasonable monthly cost

Cons

  • Costs extra to monitor all three bureaus
  • 24/7 customer and technical support not available
  • No additional security software or plug-ins for computers or mobile devices
Top 3 IDShield Features

Top 3 IDShield Features

  • Medical Fraud Monitoring

    Is someone using your identity to make health insurance claims? IDShield gives you access to medical data reports containing your personal information so that you can verify its accuracy and correct any errors. IDShield is one of the few identity protection companies to provide medical fraud monitoring, and it’s included in all packages.

  • Sex Offender Map and Alerts

    Every IDShield plan gives subscribers access to an interactive map of registered sex offenders’ home addresses. Enter any address (your own home, your child’s school or daycare, your workplace, etc.) to see the proximity of local registered sex offenders. IDShield will also send you alerts any time a registered sex offender moves into your neighborhood.

  • Anti-Bullying Social Media Scanning

    For all plans, IDShield monitors social media sites to detect fraudulent accounts, but the family packages include a unique feature to help ensure your child’s online safety: anti-bullying monitoring. IDShield software scans your child’s social media accounts and sends an alert if posts, comments, or captions seem threatening. This allows you to intervene quickly, before bullying escalates and causes additional distress.

Starting Price $12.95/mo. $17.95/mo. $25.95/mo. $32.95/mo.
Up to $1 million in Recovery Reimbursement Yes Yes Yes Yes
Credit Score Tracking Yes Yes Yes Yes
Unlimited Consulting Yes Yes Yes Yes
Dark Web Monitoring Yes Yes Yes Yes
SSN monitoring Yes Yes Yes Yes
Public Records Monitoring Yes Yes Yes Yes
Child Identity Monitoring Yes Yes No No
Lost Wallet Protection Yes Yes Yes Yes
Tri-Bureau Credit Monitoring No Yes No Yes
Mobile App Access Yes Yes Yes Yes
Identity Guard Packages

Identity Guard Packages

    Family – 1 Bureau

    Starting at $25.95/mo

    Our take

    With the Family – 1 Bureau plan, you can start monitoring your family’s identity and financial data with Transunion credit monitoring. You’ll also get IDShield’s monitoring services to include sex offenders in your neighborhood, public records and new records. It covers two adults and up to 10 children. 

    Package Features

    • Transunion credit monitoring
    • Covers two adults and up to 10 children

    Family – 3 Bureaus

    Starting at $32.95/mo

    Our take

    Your family will have all the protection they need with credit monitoring from all three bureaus. You’ll also get all of IDShield’s services to monitor your other accounts, records and transactions. You’ll have full monitoring for up to two adults and 10 children for their best ID protection offering.  

    Package Features

    • Equifax, Experian and Transunion credit monitoring
    • Covers two adults and up to 10 children

    Individual – 1 Bureau

    Starting at $12.95/mo

    Our take

    If you have other services for ID and credit monitoring, this plan may best for you. Get Transunion credit monitoring to keep a close eye on your credit reports. You’ll get all of IDShield’s other monitoring services including the Dark Web, court records, new accounts and your SSN. However, the plan only covers one person. 

    Package Features

    • Transunion credit monitoring
    • Covers one person

    Individual – 3 Bureaus

    Starting at $17.95/mo

    Our take

    IDShield will monitor all three credit bureaus and alert you of any suspicious activity. The Individual -3 Bureaus plan also includes IDShield’s services, and only covers one person. However, it includes everything you need to monitor your personal data, financial information and other accounts without any other service provider needed. 

    Package Features

    • Equifax, Experian and Transunion credit monitoring
    • Covers one person
IDShield Monthly Monitoring Costs

IDShield Monthly Monitoring Costs

The Individual 1 Bureau plan costs $12.95 per month, and upgrading to the Individual 3 Bureau plan costs $17.95 per month. The Family 1 Bureau plan costs $25.95 per month, and the Family 3 Bureau plan costs $32.95 per month.

IDShield Credit Report Monitoring

IDShield Credit Report Monitoring

IDShield divides its plans based on whether credit reports are available through one bureau (Transunion) or all three bureaus. The Individual or Family 1 Bureau plans represent the more affordable option, but tri-bureau monitoring may provide greater peace of mind.

IDShield Identity Theft Recovery

IDShield Identity Theft Recovery

IDShield provides $1 million in identity theft protection, lost wallet assistance, 24/7 emergency assistance, unlimited consultations and access to licensed private investigators to help you restore your identity.

IDShield Family Monitoring

IDShield Family Monitoring

IDShield provides partner ID monitoring and child ID monitoring for up to 10 dependent children under the age of 18 in its family plans. Anti-bullying monitoring is the other key feature exclusively available in the family plans.

IDShield Mobile App

IDShield Mobile App

IDShield offers a mobile app for easy access to your credit score, consultation history and fraud alerts.

Frequently Asked Questions About IDShield

Frequently Asked Questions About IDShield

How does IDShield 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.

Does IDShield require a contract?

No, you can cancel IDShield anytime without additional fees.

How much does IDShield cost?

IDShield’s most affordable package is the Individual 1 Bureau, which starts at $12.95 per month. The most expensive package is the Family 3 Bureau, which starts at $32.95 per month.

How do IDShield’s services compare to other providers?

IDShield’s closest competitor is ID Watchdog, which does not provide social media monitoring, 24/7 emergency assistance, an unlimited service guarantee, a credit score tracker or a mobile app.


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