ID Watchdog Identity Theft Protection Review
ConsumersAdvocate.org Rating: 8.4 / 10 (Excellent)
ID Watchdog Review
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?
Basic identity monitoring
Advanced identity monitoring
Email and SMS notification
Full service identity restoration
Credit report monitoring
All idwatchdog feature plus credit reports and scores
|Credit Freeze||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.
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.
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.