ID Watchdog Review
Equifax-owned and praised for their comprehensive ID theft restoration services
What We Like
- Extensive monitoring and alerts: ID Watchdog’s service included dark web monitoring, breach alerts, and even social network alerts.
- Excellent Insurance: If somebody stole our identities, we could count on up to $1 million in identity theft reimbursement plus an extra $1 million in HSA or 401K reimbursements.
- Top-Notch Security Features: ID Watchdog made it super easy to freeze credit or to prevent certain types of loans from being opened in our names.
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 LineWhen 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.
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