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Best Identity Theft Protection

Comments (9)
  1. Linda says:

    Thanks for information. I found this article helpful but wondered why Lifelock didn’t make it into any of your top picks?

  2. Greg Mckeon says:

    Sure thing Linda,

    The only reason Lifelock didn’t make it into any of my top picks is the lack of credit file monitoring. There’s no way to completely 100% prevent identity theft so (in my opinion) credit file monitoring is the best way to prevent identity theft from getting out of hand.

    Lifelock recently launched a new feature called Command Center™, which offers additional features like sex offender registry reports and public database scanning, which is great but unfortunately, credit monitoring is still lacking.

    I’ve been tasked with writing an update on Lifelock and it will be ready soon but John Oh has written a detailed review on Lifelock which you read here.

  3. Sam says:

    So do you think it’s worth it to cancel Lifelock and get another plan?

  4. Greg Mckeon says:

    Sam,

    Sorry for the late reply but I’ve had to think about this one for awhile. I’ve come to the conclusion that if you already have Lifelock, it’s not really worth it to go to the trouble of canceling and getting another plan unless you feel you are at heightened risk for identity theft.

    The more I look into Lifelock’s Command Center, I am impressed but the lack of credit file monitoring still bothers me. Nonetheless, it is true Lifelock’s new features will protect you in ways normal credit file monitoring services can’t.

    Hope this helps.

  5. deanhm says:

    Looking at all the plans has really confused me as to which to choose. Wife and I are seniors on Social Security income, nothing else. I am having a hard time placing ourselves into any one plan that has been discussed. On the insurance, we don't need lost wages protection. For sure we need ID theft protection, the best coverage for sure. Would be great to cover both of us on family plan.
    You mentioned in one article of combining LifeLock with Protect My ID. Would picking two plans that fit our needs be the best choice to make to get coverage started, and which ones would be great to have to protect us? Thinking of all the coverage benefits each plan offers without raising the price to high.
    Though it might be expensive a little more price giving complete coverage though harder to do, would close any fraud and ID theft loopholes of any plan chosen by itself.

    Appreciate any suggestions or ideas on this. Thank You for putting out such great material and information for the public to read and help pick these plans!
    Regards, dean

  6. Greg Mckeon says:

    Hi Dean and sorry about the late reply.

    If you’re looking for a family plan to cover both you and your wife I’d recommend TrustedID’s family plan. In addition, since you’re a senior they offer a few benefits designed for seniors like the Medical Benefits protection.

    Now this service isn’t a credit monitoring service and while those are more expensive, they do offer near real-time updates to your credit reports. If you’re looking to stay within a budget, I ‘d go with ProtectMyID from Experian. They don’t offer family pricing but for you and your wife, you’d be paying only about $5.00 more per month compared to TrustedID’s family pricing.

    However, TrustedID will scan for your credit card numbers, social security numbers, bank account, name and addresses so while it’s not exactly covering your credit report in real time, it does offer you a fair amount of coverage.

    I hope I haven’t confused you more. Send me an email at gregmckeon54@gmail.com if you have any more questions or ask it right here.

    Thanks for your comment, I’ve been meaning to write an article for seniors and you’ve inspired me to get it done!.

    Greg

  7. JonesZ says:

    Greg,
    Just want to make sure I am not missing something. You said LifeLock does not have credit file monitoring so it was a little less strong of a product than the others at this time. I don’t see where TrustID offers credit monitoring. Is that correct?

    Thanks

  8. deanhm says:

    Hi Greg,
    Noticed the article you wrote “Best Identity Theft Protection for Seniors”.
    We talked before about best protection for seniors, you said you wanted to write this article, you did, and a great job you did on it!

    Have to mention though, that under Family Pricing sub title, you wrote the family plan was 13.46, they must have changed cost because its now $20.00 a month.

    Also, one of the ads on the Seniors best theft protection article, was a flashing ad for “ID Watchdog” true id protection. Barf barf, etc.
    Is this company new? Will you do research on it an write about it? And, include it in the reviews?

    Still in limbo about signing with anyone. Trusted ID seems the way to go for wife and I both seniors. Will wait to sign though, until you relay a message about ID Watchdog id theft services. Who knows, it may be a “dog gone good deal!”

    You have done good writing these reviews, we thank you for all the hard work you do writing these reviews, and most importantly, answering everyone’s questions!

    Regards,
    deanhm

  9. deanhm says:

    Hi Greg,
    Noticed the article you wrote “Best Identity Theft Protection for Seniors”.
    We talked before about best protection for seniors, you said you wanted to write this article, you did, and a great job you did on it!

    Have to mention though, that under Family Pricing sub title, you wrote the Trusted ID family plan was $13.46, they must have changed cost because its now $20.00 a month.

    Also, one of the ads on the Seniors best theft protection article page, was a flashing ad for “ID Watchdog” true id protection. Barf barf, etc.
    Is this company new? Will you do research on it an write about it? And, include it in the reviews?

    Still in limbo about signing with anyone. Trusted ID seems the way to go for wife and I both seniors. Will wait to sign though, until you relay a message about ID Watchdog id theft services. Who knows, it may be a “dog gone good deal!”

    You have done good writing these reviews, we thank you for all the hard work you do writing these reviews, and most importantly, answering everyone’s questions!

    Regards,
    deanhm