Identity Protection: 50 Tools to Safeguard Your Personal Information

In the ever changing, ever expanding world of the web and how it weaves itself more and more into our lifestyles, we find it much easier to transact the business of everyday life online. Shopping, bill payment and even large-scale financial transactions of all kinds are now just a click away. Our interactions through social media allow us to share all aspects of our lives with friends and business associates: unimaginable even ten years ago.  But this advent of convenience comes with a caveat – uncertain and often endangered security. How can you protect yourself from the increasing numbers of hackers and identity thieves who are preying at you, both online and off? Here are a few tools that can get you started toward identification protection:

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  1. LifeLock offers several levels of protection that goes far beyond online protection. Starting with an expansive credit monitoring system that is active 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. LifeLock also provides identity protection using innovative technologies comparable to that of many high level surveillance companies, and even the government. Some of their services include: Identity Theft Detection and Alerts, Lost Wallet Protection, Address Change Verification, Black Market Website Surveillance, and even reduced pre-approved credit card offers – which we all would be happy to have. All of this protection comes with 24/7/365 Customer Service and a $1,000,000 Total Service Guarantee. Lifelock Ultimate is offered for even greater protection, and LifeLock Junior is available to keep your children safe.
  2. IdentityGuard provides security to its members through its Monitor, Protect and Recover system. Cutting edge methods are used to monitor your credit record, use of private information such as your name and social security use online, and public records – checking for any significant or unusual changes to any of these sensitive areas. Their credit monitoring service comes with the added advantage of being able to view your credit report and credit score at anytime, with monthly credit score updates. A suite of software solutions helps protect you online, including Zone Alarm Security Suite for Anti-Virus protection, ID Vault to store your login and credit card information, and Privacy Protect for keystroke encryption, to allow worry-free browsing. In the unfortunate event that your identity is ever stolen, IdentityGuard furnishes ITAC victim assistance, always at the ready to help cancel your credit cards, and take you through the necessary steps to getting your identity recovered. $1 million in insurance funds are also available for any costs that may be incurred by your identity theft.
  3. TrustedID offers a comprehensive security system, providing proactive tools like anti-spyware and anti-phishing software, a Facebook privacy monitor, and and Identity theft score, that allows users to see the personal threat level of having their identity stolen. Their Credit Lock credit protection assures that no one has access to your credit report at any time without your expressed permission, which assures the highest credit protection available. Database Breach Response services are available for corporations, organizations and government agencies to help protect individuals from any threats related to database breaches to offer the maximum efficiency in identity theft protection and recovery.
  4.  PrivacyGuard offers it’s clients credit security by monitoring all three major credit bureaus: Experian, Equifax, and TransUnion. PrivacyGuard monitors underground internet portals daily to keep tabs on each credit bureau, and allow the quickest response to any suspicious activity in any of their client’s accounts. Monthly updates to credit reports and credit scores are available to all members, so they can monitor their overall credit health, as is a $1,000,000 credit fraud insurance policy, for an added level of comfort and security. PrivacyGuard also offers a neighborhood report, which provides crime statistics for neighborhoods across the country.
  5. Identity Lookout is a subsidiary of Experian that has been monitoring and protecting against credit fraud since 1996 in over 44 countries. They offer an array of products to hopefully deflect and prevent any credit fraud through single bureau monitoring. Members can choose to be alerted automatically of suspicious activity on their account via email, text, or Identity Lookout’s mobile app. A monthly “all clear” email is sent out when no problems are detected. Users may also choose to activate internet scanning, a service that monitors black market sites which may sell your private information. In the case of identity theft, the resolution team is available to begin the credit restoration process, as is a $1,000,000 fraud protection plan. Lost wallet protection and a program to protect your children’s social security numbers are also available.
  6. The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) is well aware of the problem identity theft poses, and offers a variety of resources to both help protect consumers and help them recover if they have fallen victim to this crime. This page offers links to information for victims of identity theft, those who have lost or had a wallet stolen, and tips on how to protect yourself. In addition, there are links for additional information on identity theft and what is being done to combat it. Also included is a link to several additional resources in various formats including .pdf and YouTube videos. One very important quote taken directly from the website:
    Remember: The IRS does not initiate contact with taxpayers by email to request personal or financial information.  This includes any type of electronic communication, such as text messages and social media channels.
  7. Identity Force offers an extensive service of monitoring and protecting your personal information, while helping you improve the security of your own identity. Beyond normal credit and identity monitoring, Identity Force offers change of address, court report, payday loan, and even sex offender monitoring – which also notifies you if a sex offender moves into your neighborhood. Proactive credit monitoring is also available for instant notification if your identity is being used for any number of purposes. Identity Force also offers a number of control options for their users. These include access to all three credit bureaus – with credit score updates, a junk mail opt-out, medical ID fraud protection, and several online identity protection tools – including Delete Now which allows you to remove inaccurate or sensitive information from the web easily. Also available is the ID Health Score that let’s you know how vulnerable you are to identity theft, and what you can do to improve your safety.
  8. ProtectMyID monitors your information through Experian, while also keeping track of change of address information, and any use of your personal information online. If anyone uses your Social Security number or credit card information online you will be notified immediately. In the unlikely event that you do fall victim to identity theft while using this service, they have a staff of resolution experts to help you restore your identity. They also offer a $1,000,000 fraud protection plan to their users. Wallet loss protection is also available.
  9. SmaterPrivacy helps keep your identity safe by monitoring your personal information and instantly notifying you if your name, social security number or credit card and bank accounts are used fraudulently. This includes a comprehensive monitoring of public records including arrest, court cases, and sex offender files. The benefit of instant notification is to fix any instances before they become a problem. Should a problem arise, SmarterPrivacy’s Certified Protection Experts are available 24/7 to help you with any problems, including helping to re-establish your identity. An additional $1,000,000 fraud protection policy will also help you sleep easier.
  10. AllClear ID helps keep your identity safe by monitoring and protecting all your most commonly accessed information. If there is any phony use of your name, address, Social Security number, or credit cards, AllClear ID will contact you immediately. The same is true if there is access to your credit record through any of the three bureaus. AllClear ID’s advanced communication will automatically contact you, and request approval for questionable transactions. If you do not approve them, one of their customer service representatives will be on the job to track and fix the problem. This protection is supported with a $1,000,000 Identity Fraud Protection Plan backed by AIG. Lost wallet and Child ID protection plans are also available.

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  11. ID Watchdog administers both basic and advanced identity monitoring, which tracks your Social Security number, and follows public records and the National change of address and payday loan databases. The cyber monitoring feature makes sure your identity is not appearing on any black market websites, which can sell your personal information. Credit report monitoring is offered through both the Plus and Platinum plans, though only the Platinum plan scans all three bureaus and offers credit reports and scores. Their services are backed by a 100% guarantee. If your identity is stolen, their restoration professionals will work with you to correct mistakes and regain your good name.
  12. Equifax ID Patrol, offered by Equifax, one of the three credit bureaus mainly monitors your credit report, though it does offer additional security for your full name, Social Security number and address. As one of the major bureaus, Equifax has complete access to your credit history, and allows you unlimited access to your account with them. In addition, you will receive a yearly credit report from all three bureaus, so you can compare them side by side. Additional features of this plan include the ability to lock your Equifax account from any outside access, a $20,000 fraud protection policy, and a dedicated staff to help you recover your identity in case of theft.
  13. Intelius Identity Protect is a fraud protection service that operates by monitoring the web and public records to find any suspect behavior that could indicate identity theft. Members automatically receive a credit report and score, and the ability to see who has been viewing your credit report. Beyond monitoring your credit record, Intellus monitors public reports to keep tabs on your name, Social Security number, credit cards, address, bank information, phone number and criminal records. Any sign of fraudulent behavior will be reported instantly via email. In the case of identity theft, Intelius offers a recovery kit, full staff support, and a $1,000,000 fraud protection policy.
  14. Experian Identity Theft Protection is another policy offered by Experian, one of the three credit bureaus. This plan allows full online access to your Experian credit report and credit score. For your protection daily monitoring of Experian, Equifax and TransUnion credit reports are maintained, as is a web survey for use of your name, Social Security number, debit and credit cards. Any ordinary activity is automatically reported via email. Lost/stolen wallet protection and change of address monitoring offers an extra level of security. If misfortune should strike, a dedicated team of resolution professionals and a $1,000,000 protection policy are available to ease the blow.
  15. Wells Fargo offers two identity theft protection plans – both the standard and enhanced version. With both plans you receive online access to all three of your credit reports and CreditXpert scores. The information between the three is combined, and specialists are available to explain any item on the reports to you. Daily monitoring of these reports is part of the service, and email alerts are sent out when any unusual activity is observed. Identity Fraud Resolution Specialists and $10,000 of theft insurance are also offered through both plans. The standard plan allows quarterly access to your credit score and reports, while the enhanced plan allows monthly access. In addition, credit score tracking, change alerts and simulators are available through the enhanced plan.
  16. Consumer Reports offers a bit of relief to the stress related to identity theft. Besides providing evidence to show that the identity theft scare is overplayed by ID theft protection companies (such as two-thirds of ID thefts reported involve stolen credit cards, not stolen identities), they offer a number of do-it yourself solutions that can be nearly as effective as any protections offered by the big firms, such as accessing your free credit reports from all three credit bureaus. They also dispel some of the myths of “necessary” coverage.
  17.  MetLife offers complimentary identity protection along with many of their policies. In addition to your day to day transactions, your identity can be at risk under special circumstances, and MetLife is there to help. If you become active in the military, an alert will automatically be placed on your credit report. If a loved one passes, steps will be taken to make sure their identity will not be stolen. If you’re planning for a trip, a move, or experience a natural disaster, assistance will be available to keep your information safe. If anyone should try to use your information to fraudulently acquire medical services, or try to exploit your child’s identity, you are covered. And there is always a staff of restoration specialists available to help, should something happen.
  18. McAfee Identity Protection comes from one of the top names in anti-virus software. This program regularly monitors all three credit bureaus and automatically notifies you of any unusual activity via email. Web scanning is also provided to check for any unauthorized use of your name, Social Security number, credit or debit cards. Change of address monitoring is also available. Lost wallet and full family protection plans are also available to protect any children’s identities. Customer Service is always available, including Resolution Specialists, should you ever need them. McAfee backs their protection with a $1,000,000 protection policy.
  19. Symantec offers their Verisign Validation and ID Protection (VIP) software for greater online security. This software requires a unique security code in addition to your username and password  for all your online accounts. A drawback of this software is it only works with member sites, but it is available for both mobile and desktop application.
  20. TransUnion Total offers identity protection for your entire family by monitoring sites on the web your information may be bought or sold. They also monitor the change of address registry and court record scanning. They also monitor loans that aren’t processed by the credit bureaus, and offer extra security with lost wallet assistance and neighborhood monitoring, which notifies you when sex offenders move into your vicinity. Should you fall victim to identity theft, TransUnion offers identity restoration services. And you are always able to monitor your credit reports and scores to check on your credit vitality.

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  21. GEICO also offers a comprehensive identity theft protection plan, implementing a three-prong approach of protection, detection and restoration. In addition to full online access to your TransUnion credit report and score, this plan monitors all three bureaus and reports any illicit activity. The program is further enhanced with Resolution Specialists available 24/7, and travel related resources to help especially with those occasions of IDs lost on vacation.
  22. Chase Identity Protection offers three tiers of identity theft protection: Premiere, Enhanced and Elite. All three come with monitoring of all three credit agencies and instant notification of any suspicious activity, which of course includes the use of any Chase card. Along with this monitoring comes an initial offering of your credit report and credit score from each bureau. Monthly summaries are available whether alerts are flagged on your record or not. If anything should happen, Dedicated Fraud Specialists and a $100,000 protection policy will help get you back on your feet. Enhanced services include monthly credit reports and scores, application monitoring, lost wallet protection and ID Risk Assessment. The Elite option includes internet surveillance and public record monitoring.
  23. ZoneAlarm is a product of Check Point Software Technologies, Ltd. This is software designed to protect your computer from malicious software and other predators. It offers a number of features including a firewall to protect against attacks that may bypass traditional anti-virus software. The anti-virus/spyware scan engine seeks out and destroys any harmful software that may have made it onto your computer. A two-way firewall adds even more security, and makes your PC invisible online. Additional features include a spam blocker, parental controls, a privacy and security toolbar for safer browsing, more secure downloads, password protection, do not track and facebook safety scanning software, online backup, private browsing and even PC tune-up software.
  24. AARP offers its members very strong identity protection services, recognizing the extra risk senior citizens face in this area. They offer both individual and family plans – for up to two adults and two children/grandchildren 25 years old or younger. All programs include tax identity protection, monitoring of:court records, change of address, three-bureau credit, identity, black market internet sites and social networks; lost wallet and medical record protection, a fraud alert reminder service, on call specialists and a $1 million guarantee. In addition, three-bureau credit report and scores an monthly credit score tracking are included.
  25. IDProtect  is another identity theft protection option, however, they don’t allow you a lot of information about their services without becoming a member. Evidently,they monitor your financial statements and credit reports to alert you to any changes when they happen. They also offer you access to your credit report and score, however to what extent is unclear. And of course, should the worst happen, resolution services are available. If you would like to learn more, become a member to find out what this company has to offer.
  26. Frontier Security Identity Protection offers complete protection to their customers, including: credit report monitoring of all three agencies, scanning of billions of public records for your name, Social Security number, address, phone number, and any credit or debit card use. They will notify you of any unusual activity, so you can take the necessary steps to protect yourself. If you’re not sure how to proceed, or should fall victim to identity theft, unlimited consultation with credit professionals is available for help before, during or after an incident. Feel free to ask them for tips to keep your identity more secure. Should any fraud occur, Licensed Investigators will work with you and the businesses in question until the problem is resolved.
  27. State Farm offers Identity theft protection for their clients as well. Identity Theft Insurance is available for only $25 as an optional endorsement under a Homeowners, Renters, Condominium Unit owners, Manufactured Home or Farm Ranch policy. This additional coverage includes 12 months of Identity Restoration Management Services, where a case manager will work with all affected business and institutions to rectify any credit problems. Additionally, up to $25,000 is provided for covered expenses in the recovery of your identity.
  28. The National Foundation for Credit Counseling offers a huge amount of help to those who are seeking information on how to protect their ID, and those recovering from credit fraud. The initial steps offered are to take a quiz to determine how likely you are to become a victim of identity theft, the first steps to take as a victim, and consumer tips to prevent more people from becoming victims. However, this is JUST the beginning, The entire website is dedicated to helping people protect, restore and build their credit. Resources too numerous to name are available through just a few clicks of the mouse.
  29. PNC Financial Services offers Identity Protect, an easy to use program to help their customers monitor, protect and build their credit. Implementing both credit and identity protection with quick response reporting and a recovery staff to allow customers greater control over their personal identity. Services include: monitoring all three credit bureaus with alert notifications, and constant access to all credit reports and CreditXpert scores. Credit and Debit card monitoring is also maintained, along with checking on use of your Social Security number. In case of fraud, customers are aided with a $25,000 Theft Insurance policy, and dedicated fraud support caseworkers to help get you back on your feet. In addition, a Credit Score simulator is available to see how certain actions will affect your credit.
  30. AT&T offers two straightforward ID protection plans. Identity Protect offers simple internet surveillance to discover any unauthorized use of your information online, and an Identity Theft Restoration Kit, should your identity become compromised. The Identity Protect Enhanced plan cranks things up quite a bit. In addition to the previously mentioned services, credit report, change of address, criminal records and sexual offender information is all monitored. Social Security tracing and Payday Loan tracing is also available. In the case of identity theft, full identity restoration and a $1,000,000 fraud protection policy are there to help the victim.
  31. Fifth Third Bank offers two identity theft solutions. The Identity Alert Plan offers one credit institution monitoring, credit/debit card monitoring, Social Security monitoring, monthly triple credit report and credit scores, a credit score simulator, and up to $25,000 in Identity Theft Insurance. An upgrade to the Premium Plan adds monitoring of all three credit agencies, child Social Security monitoring, application monitoring with text alerts, and an upgrade of insurance coverage of up to $1,000,000.
  32. Armed Forces Bank offer their customers added security through their extensive identity protection plan.This covers up to $10,000 in expenses incurred in recovering their identity, as well as payment card protection, and an Identity Fraud support service, to help those hit with identity theft. Card Patrol is sophisticated software developed to search through various chat rooms across the internet, watching for black market use of your personal information. Credit Alert monitors your credit daily, for instant notification of any misuse, so potential theft can be headed off before it even starts. Extra bonuses with this plan is credit reports and scores from all three agencies, and the Fraud Protection toolbox, a handy online toolset that allows users to streamline the identity protection and recovery processes.

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  33. Ecusta Credit Union offers its members two ITAC Sentinel plans to help protect their identities. The plus version comes with 3-bureau credit monitoring, along with 3-bureau credit reports and scores, and quarterly credit updates. Also included in the plan is 24/7 card protection and internet surveillance for misuse of your information. To help build your credit, a credit analyzer and financial calculator are provided, as well as help from credit education specialists. If a problem should arise, help is available there, too, in the form of ITAC Victim assistance and a $20,000 Theft protection policy. Upgrading to the premium level gives customers the extra protection of public record report and monitoring, and ID Risk Assessment.
  34. Identity Theft 911 provides data breach recovery and response tools to insurance companies, banks and credit unions, employers and individuals. If you believe you are a victim of identity theft, this company takes a proactive role in recovering your good name. They don’t just dole out advice and point you in the right direction, but they will actually write the letters and make the calls to stop and correct any problems with creditors, bill collectors, the IRS, doctors and hospitals. They also offer a wide toolset for protection from identity theft with their knowledge base, which is full of news, tips and advice on how to defend yourself from attacks in the first place.
  35. Vault Identity Protection offers its customers a variety of services for both credit and identity protection and recovery. In terms of credit monitoring, two services are available. Score Tracker allows you to view 1- or 3-bureau reports and scores each month to track any changes to your credit. CyberWatch monitors the internet to make sure your name, Social Security number, and debit and credit card information are not being used illegally. Non-credit protection includes change of address monitoring, PayDay Loan monitoring, court and public record and sex offender monitoring, as well as Social Security trace, and Vault Cyberwatch to protect your information internationally. Identity restoration help and a $1,000,000 theft protection policy are there to shield you in case of fraud.
  36. Academy Bank Identity Protection, you have the comfort of 24 hour, daily credit monitoring with alerts to any strange behavior through their Credit Alert program. If you are notified of any negative actions on your accounts, you will automatically be referred to the Credit Information Hotline, and are protected by a $10,000 fraud protection policy. Additional services include card protection services and the fraud Assist Toolbox, to help you streamline the identity protection and recovery processes.
  37. Nationwide has partnered with Europ Assistance USA and TransUnion to offer credit monitoring services, as well as internet browsing safety through software such as DataScrambler, which disguises your keystrokes, and PhishBlock, which warns you before you enter a phishing site. If you ever fear you have fallen victim to identity theft, one call to Nationwide starts your protection and recovery rolling. An instant assessment of your situation is made, and then all the required phone calls are made for you. Help is also provided in replacing any lost documents such as a driver’s license or birth certificate. If there is any financial damage incurred, you are protected up to $25,000. And should you be unfortunate enough to be hit with this tragedy away from home, even a cash advance can be arranged.
  38. SunTrust offers peace of mind from identity theft with their Solid Theft Protection plans. The plans come in three levels: Classic, Gold and Platinum. All levels come with daily credit monitoring with alerts to any changes that could affect your credit rating. Also included is internet monitoring for unauthorized use of your Social Security number, or credit/debit card information. Lost/stolen wallet coverage, and recovery help is available at all levels as well. The amount of protection varies for each level, from $2,500 to $1,000,000. More features are added at higher levels, with the platinum plan offering Credit Card Registration, Public Record monitoring for adults and children, sex offender monitoring, and even FDA recalls.
  39. Thrivent Financial for Lutherans offers identity protection at two levels. The ProtectMyID Select plan offers daily credit monitoring of Experian only, with an initial credit report from Experian and an Identity risk assessment test. If problems should arise, the professionals on the Fraud resolution support team will be there to help, as will the $10,000 theft protection policy. With the ProtectMyID option, that amount rises to $1,000,000, and all three bureaus are monitored daily. In addition, internet scan watches for any illicit use of your information, and change of address information is also monitored. This plan also provides lost/stolen wallet protection, and mobile apps that allow you to view alerts on your smart phone.
  40. Travelers offers identity theft protection free of charge with their Platinum Plus Homeowners policies, and can be added to any homeowners, condo owners, or renters policies for a small annual fee. This protection gives you $25,000 to cover costs in re-establishing your identity, including: Medical ID fraud reimbursement, travel expenses, replacement of government documents, attorney’s fees, lost wages, and tax ID related fraud reimbursement. Also included in this plan are resolution services to rgain your good name, and guidance from consumer fraud specialists.
  41. Triple Alert is another service offered by Experian, one of the three credit bureaus. This plan offers daily monitoring of all three agencies credit reports, with instant notification of any untoward activity on your accounts. When there are no significant changes to your credit, monthly all clear reports are issued. In the case of fraud, Triple Alert will cover $10,000 in recovery expenses including: legal fees, investigators, lost wages, and any actual lost monies caused by identity theft. The strongest selling point of this service is its rock bottom price of just $4.95 a month.
  42. Identity Hawk offers a robust selection of identity theft protection services. Beyond daily monitoring of credit reports, users have full access to their credit reports and scores, maintained by all three bureaus. Their cutting edge Social Security monitoring software and 24/7 Identity Security Scanning track the internet for any unauthorized use of your identity. The Comprehensive Alert Reports and Identity Health score not only supply a FULL record of activity, but provide ways to better protect yourself from threats. The new Trend Micro Titanium Internet Security provides the most up-to-date security to protect you from viruses and malware before they can even infect your computer. Should something happen despite all this security, Identity Hawk backs their plan with $1,000,000 fraud insurance, and a team of identity recovery specialists to get you back on your feet.

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  43. Desert Schools Federal Credit Union offers its members the IdentitySecure plan which provides a number of services. For credit management, a daily monitoring of all three bureaus is conducted, with credit reports and scores given every 90 days. Quarterly no hit reports are supplied, as are neighborhood reports, and access to a credit information hotline. Additional data security is offered through credit and debit card monitoring, Social Security monitoring, and card registration. Further services include: identity theft insurance and restoration help, a fraud assist toolbox, lost and stolen card assistance including emergency cash and airline tickets and more.
  44. Randolph-Brooks Federal Credit Union offers its members the IDProtect Plus plan, to provide greater security for you and your family. This service provides total identity monitoring of over 1,000 databases including credit, Social Security, public records, real estate, phone numbers and more; to quickly identify identity theft, even for the minors in your family. A 3-in-1 credit report can be requested every 90 days, as can your credit score, so you can keep track of recent action. You will be notified by email of any unusual activities in your accounts. Should anything happen, users have access to a dedicated fraud specialist assigned directly to you. There’s also a $10,000 identity fraud reimbursement policy to handle expenses. An online identity theft news center is also available, as is credit and debit card registration.
  45. Meyer and Associates  offer identity protection with their IdentitySecure program. This extensive suite of software works to Prevent, Detect and Resolve any problems you may encounter. Prevention is handled with internet scanning for misuse of your information, including black market sites that may try to buy or sell your identity. Real time alerts of this activity allows you to respond quickly and minimize damage. A set of tools is also provided to make these incidents less likely to happen in the first place. Triple bureau daily credit monitoring, including 90 day updates on credit scores is the first line of detection. In addition, monitoring of bank accounts, debit/credit cards and your Social Security number are provided. For added security, neighborhood reports are available as well. In case misfortune strikes, comprehensive debt resolution services are available, including a $10,000 Identity Theft Reimbursement.
  46. NEA Member Benefits has partnered with Identity Fraud, Inc. to offer security from identity theft to their customers. There are different levels of protection you can subscribe to, such as single agency monitoring, rather than monitoring all three credit bureaus, with different alert options. Fraud alerts and credit freeze options are available, if you so choose, as are discounted credit reports and prevention tools. An entire library of preventative information is available, and should anything happen, the plan provides unlimited VRS Elite Fraud Resolution Services and up to $25,000 in fraud protection – for each person.
  47. PrivateInternetAccess offers a different kind of internet security. While offering many of the same benefits of credit and identity theft programs, what this software provides is Identity Security while browsing the web. It creates a virtual layer of protection between you and phishing attacks, data snoopers, thieves, hackers and criminals. This makes your computer invisible and anonymous while you are browsing the web. And because it operates at the TCP/IP interface level, it protects all your programs, not just your browser. Data encryption adds more security to your data transfers as well, and helps you avoid any unwanted eavesdroppers.
  48. Zander Insurance offers a slightly different approach to identity security. Though prevention is implemented in the form of monthly newsletters with scam reports, and access to resources such as the Do Not Call Registry, Opt Out Programs, Credit Freezes, Free Credit Reports and more, Zander realizes that it is nearly impossible to prevent identity theft, and instead concentrates on identity RESTORATION. Unlimited recovery services are offered for any and ALL types of fraud and ID theft, and they boast a 100% recovery success rate. Up to $1,000,000 in reimbursement funds are also available for stolen funds, re-application and lawyer fees, and more.
  49. American Family Insurance has partnered with Identity Theft 911© to offer their customers the best in identity theft protection. Some of the additional features clients can employ include: providing tips and techniques to protecting your information, relocation identity protection, ease of problems for active military personnel, and help with estate activities, including name changes from marriage and divorce. In the case of fraud, resolution options include placing a fraud alert on your credit files for a year, and working with a dedicated resolution specialist who will make phone calls, help prepare documents, and provide any other help to restore you to stability. Document replacement services and protection of your personal information in the case of a disaster are also included. This plan also includes the Identity Fraud Expense coverage, which helps cover any of the expenses related to losing and restoring your identity.
  50. West Bend Insurance offers the Home and Highway’s Identity Protection Plan, which is implemented by Identity Theft 911. The plan gives you access to a wealth of information on how to avoid identity theft in a variety of situations. In the event that fraud does occur, you can expect quick and effective one-on-one help to resolve any problems, backed by $30,000 in expense reimbursement funds. West Bend’s Identity protection can help shield you in any of these situations: Proactive Identity Protection, Tax Fraud Identity, Identity Recovery and Resolution, Travel Identity Protection and Recovery, Disaster Recovery Assistance, Medical Identity Recovery Assistance, Identity Relocation Protection Assistance, Military Identity Assistance, Marriage Identity Protection Assistance, Child Risk Identity Protection Assistance, Estate Identity Protection Assistance and Debt-Tagging.

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