Equifax Identity Theft Protection

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What Sets Equifax Apart?

One of the details that stands out the most about TrustedID Identity theft protection is the fact that there does not seem to be a way to sign up for those services. Their website is pretty generic.

Another thing that makes TrustedID stand out is its status as a subsidiary of one of the three credit bureaus, Equifax. This provides a perceived inside edge with that bureau and its credit records.

Key Features

Some of Equifax’s key features include:

  • Dark Web Monitoring
  • Identity Theft Insurance
  • Credit Monitoring & Alerts
  • SSN Monitoring

Pricing & Packages

Two review sources – not the TrustedID website – report that there are two available packages for Identity theft protection services from Equifax. It is not possible to confirm this however as several attempts to contact the company regarding their identity theft protection services have gone unanswered and unreturned. Furthermore, attempts to determine the status of available packages through email have also gone unaddressed.

If these plans are still available, the level of services listed is rather meager for the price when compared to other identity theft protection plans available through other providers.

Current Deal

After the 2017 Data Breach at Equifax, they offered a package called TrustedID Premier for a year at no cost. However, the free year offer needed to be signed up for by January 31 of 2018, to be valid. There are no listed deals – or packages for that matter – on the Equifax website.

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About Equifax

Founded in Palo Alto, California in 2005, TrustedID was acquired by Equifax – one of the three credit bureaus – in 2013. Since then it has been marketed to other businesses as a service for them to provide to their employees and members.

As Equifax’s major avenue of reparations to the untold number of Americans who had their personally identifying information compromised in the 2017 data breach, TrustedID became a household name. In fact, every United States citizen was invited to take advantage of their services for free. Check out our full review of Equifax.

Social Security Monitoring
Social Security Monitoring

By keeping an eye on your social security number, TrustedID can alert its customers to suspicious activity with their most identifiable piece of personal info.

Black Market Surveillance
Black Market Surveillance

Watching the dark web and other internet avenues used by criminals to buy, sell, and use the personally identifying information of their victims will allow TrustedID customers to know when their identity has been compromised.

Address Change Verification
Address Change Verification

If criminals want to use your address as one of their techniques for subversion and acquisition of information is to change your address with the USPS. TrustedID monitors your address and notifies you if it is changed.

Credit Score Monitoring
Credit Score Monitoring

Equifax closely monitors your credit score and information that affects it via their credit bureau as well as the other two, TransUnion and Experian.

Credit Score Reporting
Credit Score Reporting

Receive a free Equifax credit report upon signing up for TrustedID services.

Identity Restoration
Identity Restoration

If your identity is compromised, our dedicated specialists can advise you on how to recover it with as little inconvenience as possible.

Identity Theft Insurance Coverage
Identity Theft Insurance Coverage

TrustedID provides up to one million dollars in identity theft insurance to help pay for qualified out of pocket expenses incurred due to identity theft.

Reviewed By
Travis Goodreau
Safety and Security Advisor
Travis is a retired Burglary Detective, having tallied 5,000+ burglary and theft cases throughout his career. He also served as an Arson Investigator, where he cracked the case of a serial arsonist, and made the arrest and prosecuted the would-be bomber of ABC-7 Studio in LA. We couldn’t be happier to have him as a Safety and Security Advisor. Learn more about Travis here
Written By
Andrew Garcia
Lead Security Editor
As Lead Security Editor, Andrew strategically guides SafeHome and the resources we publish. He holds a BA in business, and has 10+ years of experience in content development. Today, Andrew edits and publishes articles, guides, and other resources to meet our rigorous standards. Learn more about Andrew here

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