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A top rated Better Business Bureau accredited company, Intersections, Inc., the parent company of Identity Guard®, has helped over 47 million customers to date access their credit scores. Founded nearly two decades ago, Identity Guard® continuously provides top range identity theft prevention services. Ranked the #1 Best Identity Protection Service by the popular business and personal finance publication, Kiplinger**, Identity Guard® continues to come out on top as one of the leading Credit Monitoring and Identity Theft Protection service companies in the industry.
Sign up with Identity Guard® is a straightforward, three step process. First you will be prompted to add your personal details and credit card information. The second step will verify your details, after which you will then be asked some basic questions to further verify and confirm your identity. Lastly, during the third step, you will be granted access to your account and Identity Guard® services.
Identity Guard® offers three very affordable packages.
Their Essentials package for $8.99 per month includes several of their key features to help protect your identity such as SSN monitoring, and ID Verification alerts. Essentials also boasts a $1 Million Identity Theft Insurance*.
Their Total Protection package for $17.99 per month includes everything Essentials offers plus Public Record Monitoring, quarterly 3 credit score and 3-bureau credit report updates.
Their Platinum package for only $22.99 per month is their most comprehensive plan which features everything Total Protection has to offer, plus your monthly 3-bureau credit score* and report updates.
Identity Guard® offers one of the most complete identity theft protection services out of any supplier in the industry with 18 top features. Special features include Black Market Monitoring, Lost Wallet Protection, Identity Theft Victim Assistance, and ID Verification and Account Takeover alerts. No matter which package you choose, you can rest assured you will get quality information and identity protection.
Identity Guard® offers email, phone, and postal mail customer support options. Though they offer several modes of contact, many times you can answer your own questions by visiting their extensive FAQ page.
At their Resource Center you can learn all about the different types of identity theft and how to best help protect yourself and your information.
*The scores you receive with Identity Guard® are provided for educational purposes to help you understand your credit. They are calculated using the information contained in your Equifax‚ Experian and TransUnion credit files. Scoring systems used by lender vary, and the scores you receive with Identity Guard are not the same scores used by lenders to evaluate your credit.
**Kiplinger ranking based upon affiliate ranking. Kiplinger and its affiliates, agents and licensors do not warrant the accuracy, completeness, timeliness, non-infringement, title, merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose of the Content available through the Service and Kiplinger specifically disclaims and such express or implied warranties Kiplinger and its affiliates, agents, and licensors will not be liable to you or anyone else for any loss or injury, caused in whole or in part by their negligence of contingencies beyond their control in procuring, compiling, reporting interpreting or delivering the Service or the Content on the Service.
|Price Per Month||$8.99||$17.99||$22.99|
|3-bureau credit monitoring|
|ID verification alerts|
|Lost wallet protection|
|Online financial tools|
|PC antivirus software|
|Personal risk assessment|
|Personalized threat alerts|
|Public record monitoring|
|Social security number monitoring|