TrustedID Review

By Kevin Mercadante

 

The mission of TrustedID.com since 2004 has been to help their customers keep their personal and credit information protected from the numerous challenges that we all face every day. Their services help to protect individuals, families, and businesses. Here, your personal information will be monitored in order to protect you against identity theft. Their site also offers a number of helpful tips so that you can further secure your information and they also offer resolution assistance, should this ever be needed. They even check black market websites where people are known to buy and sell personal information.

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Features & Highlights

There is really a lot of protection and services provided by TrustedID. Their basic plan is called IDEssentials. This features immediate access to your three-bureau credit report, scores, and includes monitoring of all daily activity on each of these three credit reports. They also include an excellent identity monitoring service which actually analyzes how easy of a target you are for potential theft and then helps to monitor all of the individual pieces. You will also really appreciate the fact that this service also includes black market internet site scanning, medical benefits protection, anti-phishing, lost wallet, and even a Facebook privacy monitoring feature. They also offer a spyware protection feature to help guard your computer against intrusion. Perhaps best of all, TrustedID even offers a team of identity theft resolution specialists and up to $1,000,000 in warranty protection.

The company also includes add-on plans and benefits. Their CreditLock feature actually locks your credit reports to make it so that your reports are frozen and no new accounts may be opened (of course this can 'unfrozen' any time you like). They even offer services for business such as Data Breach Defense (guards a business credit accounts, profiles, and more) and even an employee benefits program.

Sign-Up Process

Signing up is also easy. Just begin the process right on the home page by entering your name and email address. The next section asks you to choose your protection level, either a family or an individual option. Both are quite reasonably priced. From here, you enter in the rest of your personal and billing information and then your protection actually begins. You may pay for the services with all major credit or debit cards. It is a very straightforward procedure that also comes with a 14-day free trial, so you really have nothing to lose.

Pricing Concerns

The free trial is a nice touch. It offers you the chance to actually give things a fair test, for 14-days, and then decide if this is something you think you would like to keep. One thing is for sure, whatever plan you choose, there is value offered for your money. Looking at the personal plans for their IDEssentials, you will find that is just $14.99 a month (or $10.42 if you choose to pay for a full year in advance). They even offer more advanced protection services for businesses, although you will need to contact them for a personal quote regarding these services.

Customer Support

It is easy to receive customer service from TrustedID.com. They offer the ability to send them an email; just make sure to pick the right one since there are several addresses used for the different membership types. You may also call them over their toll-free customer support line. Or, even take advantage of a live, online chat session. The company website also has a press room and a page detailing their terms of service.

Ease Of Use

You will also appreciate how easy it is to use this site. For starters, the interface is quite intuitive. In fact, all of your information will be easily accessible in one place once you log in as a member. So, you will then be able to click a button and see your credit reports and scores. You will also clearly see links to some of the other tools and features like your daily monitoring or internet scanning reports.

Bottom Line

TrustedID is a very valuable service, offering their members first class protection against identity theft in many different forms. Having their proprietary and powerful internet scanning engine working for you is a unique and helpful protection.

Contact Information:

101 University Avenue, Suite 400
Palo Alto, CA 94301

 
 

  About Kevin Mercadante

 Kevin Mercadante is a freelance professional personal finance blogger,
 and the owner of his own personal finance blog, OutOfYourRut.com. He
 has extensive backgrounds in both accounting and the mortgage industry.
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