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Between these two security systems, our favorite is LifeLock.

SecureScore™: 9.2/10

LifeLock and IDnotify use best in class technology to track your confidential information and prevent it from being used in a fraudulent manner. Both companies go to great lengths to ensure that you are aware of any changes in your accounts or if your address or other personal information is found on the dark web or suspicious websites.

Overview: LifeLock vs IDnotify

LifeLock and IDnotify both offer thorough identity theft protection and coverage. IDnotify is less expensive when it comes to its advanced services. LifeLock, on the other hand, offers more services in their more basic accounts.

  • Protection against lost or stolen wallets
  • Monitors credit reports and scores
  • Monitors minor children who still live in the home
  • Sex offender monitoring with the most advanced coverage
  • Monitors both change of address and criminal records with the advanced coverage

Similarities: IDnotify vs LifeLock

LifeLock and IDnotify are very similar when it comes to their more advanced packages. The identity theft insurance coverage is also similar in terms of what it covers and the amount of protection that is offered. Both offer protection for minor children with coverage that can be added to any package.

  • Monitoring for children that costs less than $6 per month per child
  • Protection against payday loan scams
  • Reports from all three credit bureaus once a year with their most advanced packages
  • Monitors the dark web and removes your information if it's found on suspicious websites
  • Offers identity theft insurance and recovery assistance

Differences: IDnotify vs LifeLock

The main differences between LifeLock and IDnotify have to do with their pricing and the packages they offer. LifeLock offers more services with their lower priced packages while IDnotify offers fewer services with its lower-priced packages for basically the same prices as LifeLock.

  • IDnotify's most advanced package is similar to LifeLock but less expensive
  • LifeLock offers more services and features in its less expensive packages
  • LifeLock offers change of address alerts with their basic package
  • IDnotify only offers sex offender monitoring with their advanced package
  • IDnotify only offers monitoring of criminal and court records with their most advanced packages

Identity Monitoring

LifeLock is constantly searching suspicious websites that are known for fraudulent behavior. They constantly scan the dark web to prevent your social security number, address, and other personal information from falling into the wrong hands.

IDnotify also scans the dark web in an attempt to identify potential breaches. Their cutting edge technology allows them to find your information and remove it from suspicious websites. With their most advanced packages, they can also detect changes of address and fraudulent account activity.

Financial & Credit Monitoring

LifeLock offers both financial and credit monitoring services with their packages. They can detect when new accounts are opened as well as if major purchases are made with existing accounts. They can also identify changes to your credit reports and will send you an alert if your credit score changes.

IDnotify offers financial and credit monitoring with their most advanced package. They offer reports from all three credit bureaus once a year and allow you to monitor one report on a monthly basis. They also provide protection against payday loan and other types of fraudulent account activity.

Identity Restoration & Insurance Coverage

LifeLock offers identity recovery and restoration with all of its packages. Coverage ranges from $25,000 to $1 million depending on the package you choose. They offer a wide range of services that will help you recover your identity and restore your financial accounts.

IDnotify also offers insurance coverage that protects you from financial loss. If your identity is stolen, they will work with attorneys to help resolve the situation and recover most types of financial loss.

Pricing & Plans

LifeLock's Standard plan starts at $9.99 per month but goes up to $12.99 after the first year. The LifeLock Advantage plan starts at $19.99 per month but increases to $24.99 after the first year. The LifeLock Ultimate Plus plan starts $29.99 each month but increases to $34.99 after the first year. The LifeLock Junior plan covers minor children who are still living in the home for $5.99 per month, per child.

IDnotify's plans include the Essential Plan for $9.99 a month, the Select Plan for $17.99 per month, and the Premier Plan that starts at $25.99 per month. You can add children to each of the plans for $5.99 per child, per month.

Summary: LifeLock vs IDnotify

LifeLock is often a better choice for individuals who want maximum coverage for an affordable price. Their basic package has more features and is more affordable. Their advanced package is a good choice if you don't mind paying a little more.

IDnotify offers a well-rounded premier package for less money. While it's not the best choice if you want basic coverage, it's the preferred choice if you are looking for the most services for your money and want an advanced identity theft plan.

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*LifeLock does not monitor all transactions at all businesses.
**Terms apply to all LifeLock plans.
***The credit scores provided are VantageScore 3.0 credit scores based on data from Equifax, Experian and TransUnion respectively. Any one bureau VantageScore mentioned is based on Equifax data only. Third parties use many different types of credit scores and are likely to use a different type of credit score to assess your creditworthiness.