ID Watchdog Identity Theft Protection Review

Rating: 8.4 / 10 (Excellent)
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ID Watchdog provides some effective tools to monitor and protect you from personal identity theft. However, its entry level service which comes at a comparably higher price of $14.95 only provides limited protection. And without the $1 million insurance offer, the cost of restoring your personal identity could be costly.  

What does it protect?

idwatchdog Plus

Basic identity monitoring

Advanced identity monitoring

Cyber monitoring

Email and SMS notification

Full service identity restoration

Credit report monitoring

NPI monitoring


idwatchdog Platinum

All idwatchdog feature plus credit reports and scores




Monitoring Yes         
Fraud Alerts Yes
Credit Freeze Gives assistance
Reimbursement Insurance None                                  
Resolution Gives assistance
Restoration Gives assistance




Alerts notifies you of important changes or possible fraud
Information dashboard get a hold of your identity profile and all reports associated with you
Status report  displays all information scanned and reports generated
Credit reporting credit history and summary
Customer support chat and email support
Real-time web monitoring  guards your information from being traded or sold over the web
Identity restoration get support when restoring compromised data or personal identity information
Credit score monitors your credit score for any changes
Web alerts sends emails or notifications when unauthorized use of your personal identity is detected


*** idwatchdog plus only monitors social security numbers and personal data available in public records. More advanced monitoring is only available in their platinum service. This includes notification of any changes in your address which is usually offered in other basic services. Access to all three credit bureaus reports is only available through idwatchdog platinum while idwatchdog plus only provides TransUnion credit bureau reports.




idwatchdog Plus $14.95/ month

idwatchdog Platinum $19.95/ per month


*** idwatchdog’s platinum service includes 3 bureau credit reports which is certainly an essential feature for any credible protection service. At $19.95, idwatchdog’s platinum service is comparably cheaper to the top-tier offer of other companies.


Consumer reviews

Customer sentiment toward the company is generally positive. An A+ BBB rating reinforces the fact that the company has been able to deliver above satisfactorily levels of service.


Bottom Line

ID Watchdog does come with almost all the bells and whistles that come with a reputable identity theft protection service. But one obvious drawback is its lack of an insurance guarantee. It is one thing to know that your personal identity has been compromised but the true cost of this comes with the financial strain of recovering your lost identity.




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Customer Comments & Reviews

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Lawrenceville, Georgia
ID Watchdog is a joke. Don't waste your money. The customer service is horrible and very incompetent. If you need your credit protection done right go with a reputable company like Life Lock that gave proven results.

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