ID Watchdog Review

Equifax-owned and praised for their comprehensive ID theft restoration services

By Aliza Vigderman Aliza Vigderman, Senior Editor, Industry Analyst & Gabe Turner Gabe Turner, Chief Editor
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Editors Rating:
9.0 /10

What We Like

What We Don't Like

  • Data Insecurity: Equifax, the credit bureau which owns ID Watchdog, has experienced its share of data breaches, leaving us unsure whether we could trust the company with our information or not.
  • Upgrades Required: To get full monitoring, such as monitoring financial accounts, we had to pay for the Premium plan.

Bottom Line

When it comes to pricing, ID Watchdog is affordable, starting at just $14.95 a month. That covers the monitoring of everything from sex offender registries to bank accounts to public reports.
Citations
  1. ID Watchdog. (2020). Contact Us. idwatchdog.com/contact-us

  2. CNBC. (2019). Equifax to pay $700 million for massive data breach.
    cnbc.com/2019/07/22/what-you-need-to-know-equifax-data-breach-700-million-settlement.html

  3. Experian. (2019). The Difference Between VantageScore Scores and FICO Scores.
    experian.com/blogs/ask-experian/the-difference-between-vantage-scores-and-fico-scores/

  4. The U.S. Sun. (2020). Hidden Web.
    the-sun.com/lifestyle/tech/271948/what-is-the-dark-web-drugs-and-guns-to-the-chloe-ayling-kidnapping-a-look-inside-the-encrypted-network/

  5. Federal Trade Commission. (2003). Identity Theft Survey Report.
    ftc.gov/sites/default/files/documents/reports/federal-trade-commission-identity-theft-program/synovatereport.pdf

  6. Federal Trade Commission. (2020). Equifax Data Breach Settlement.
    ftc.gov/enforcement/cases-proceedings/refunds/equifax-data-breach-settlement

  7. Equifax. (2020). What Does ID Watchdog Do With Your Personal Information?
    assets.equifax.com/idw/pdfs/idwatchdog_consumer_privacy_notice.pdf

  8. Cloudflare. (2020). What Is Transport Layer Security (TLS)?
    cloudflare.com/learning/ssl/transport-layer-security-tls/