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.
Some of Equifax’s key features include:
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.
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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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
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
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
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
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
Receive a free Equifax credit report upon signing up for TrustedID services.
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
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.