Best Identity Theft Protection Services of 2021

Our experts tested out dozens of identity monitoring services, and these options performed the best.

Aliza Vigderman, Senior Editor Gabe Turner, Chief Editor
Citations
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    consumer.ftc.gov/articles/0005-identity-theft

  2. Federal Trade Commission. (2021). Consumer Sentinel Network.
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  3. ID Theft Resource Center. (2021). Identity Theft Resource Center®’s 2020 Annual Data Breach Report Reveals 19 Percent Decrease In Breaches.
    idtheftcenter.org/identity-theft-resource-centers-2020-annual-data-breach-report-reveals-19-percent-decrease-in-breaches/

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    ftc.gov/sites/default/files/documents/public_comments/ftc-seeks-public-input-how-identity-theft-impacts-senior-citizens-project-no.p065411-00009%C2%A0/00009-83187.pdf

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    javelinstrategy.com/coverage-area/2018-child-identity-fraud-study

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    archives.fbi.gov/archives/news/stories/2004/october/uncoveridt_101504

  7. US Immigration and Customs Enforcement. (2016). ICE HSI investigation leads to indictment of a couple for credit card fraud and identity theft.
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  9. ID Analytics. (2012). Identities of Nearly 2.5 Million Deceased Americans Misused Each Year.
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  10. IRS. (2020). Tax Practitioner Guide to Business Identity Theft.
    irs.gov/tax-professionals/tax-practitioner-guide-to-business-identity-theft