Best Identity Protection Services

Identity theft protection services offer services and protections that help you monitor your identity and credit, and provide assistance if identity theft does occur. Most of these services are standard from one company to another, with differences between them determined by quality of service, add-ons to services that you may want, and cost.

Identity protection services all provide identity theft insurance, typically up to $1 million. This can be helpful in the case of identity theft, covering certain costs, such as legal fees and private investigator fees, if it comes to that. Note though that this insurance does not cover the money you may have lost. For more information, see More About Identity Protection Services.

Here are the best identity protection services for 2015:

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IdentityForce
Our top choice is IdentityForce. IdentityForce’s excellent Better Business Bureau rating and extra features make them our number one-rated identity protection service. They provide excellent service and 24/7 phone support. Their higher-end levels of service are also offered at a slightly lower price than most of their competitors. Read more...


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LifeLock
LifeLock is one of the best identity protection companies in the business. They are not our top pick only because some competitors offer additional monitoring services and identity protection software for the same price. However, LifeLock is still an excellent choice if you don’t need the monitoring services and software offered by some competitors. Read more...


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Identity Guard
RoboForm Everywhere is one of the best password managers on the market. It is available on more devices than most competitors. They provide excellent support and beat their competitors with the best pricing. Read more...


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ID Watchdog
ID Watchdog’s extensive data monitoring, and easy-to-use access, make it an excellent choice. They offer an above-average identity resolution guarantee by not limiting it to one million dollars as do competitors; however, the likelihood that costs could ever approach even a million dollars is remote. If you’re in a healthcare profession, NPI monitoring is a useful feature not offered by other services. Read more...


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ProtectMyID
ProtectMyID provides the level of service you would expect from a company of this size with such a large presence in the credit reporting industry. They provide a full set of identity protection services and some extra features such as ChildSecure for protecting your children’s identities. Read more...


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More About Identity Protection Services

You can do most everything that an identity protection service provides, but these services can make your life much easier. You can follow all the steps described in _Crimewave_ but an identity protection service will do all of this for you, sending you an alert if any suspicious activity does occur. Also, it a major identity breach does occur, having a service can reduce the amount of time an expense required to resolve the issue. Having a dedicate resource who is trained in identity theft assisting you of course is a great help in reducing time of resolution from the average time of 21 hours spent resolving identity fraud by yourself.