One of the most outstanding features of IDnotify’s Identity Theft Protection services is that they are offered by Experian, one of the three credit bureaus. This provides a certainty that the company is able to understand and work with the most intricate aspects of identity protection and fraud. In addition, it adds Experian’s stellar customer service record to IDnotify’s products.
Another stand out aspect of IDnotify is the inclusion of their service with the popular software Turbo Tax. Used to file taxes and monitor financial records, this software is popular among professionals and amateurs alike.
Finally, IDnotify stands out because of their unique blend of Experian’s customer service products and the proprietary technological innovations of CSID’s identity protection platform. This allows them to be on the cutting edge of personal identifying information protection.
IDnotify offers three different packages to fit every level of identity theft protection need. While their services are comparable to other companies, their prices tend to be at the high end of the spectrum. However, they are by no means the most expensive identity theft protection provider on the market.
|IDnotify Plan||Monthly Cost||Monthly Cost with Child Monitoring|
There currently are no deals offered for IDnotify identity theft protection plans.
|+ Upfront Costs*||+ Upfront Costs*||+ Upfront Costs*|
|Lost Wallet Services||Lost Wallet Services||Lost Wallet Services|
|Social Media Profile Monitoring||Social Media Profile Monitoring||Social Media Profile Monitoring|
|Identity Restoration Services||Identity Restoration Services||Identity Restoration Services|
|Dark Web Monitoring||Dark Web Monitoring||Dark Web Monitoring|
|Social Security Number Trace||Social Security Number Trace|
|$1 Million Identity Theft Insurance||$1 Million Identity Theft Insurance|
|Single-Bureau Credit Monitoring and Reporting||Three-Bureau Credit Monitoring and Reporting|
|Non-Credit Loan Monitoring|
|Sex Offender Monitoring|
|Financial Account Takeover Monitoring|
|Identity Theft Monitoring for Your Child||Identity Theft Monitoring for Your Child||Identity Theft Monitoring for Your Child|
Based in Austin Texas, IDnotify is a part of Experian, one of the three credit bureaus responsible for your credit score. It came about after Experian acquired CSID, a major player in the personal identity protection field, in 2016. This acquisition allowed them to combine their excellent customer service and understanding of the world of credit reporting and scores with the innovative technology of personally identifying information monitoring algorithms and processes.
While both Experian and CSID have A Better Business Bureau ratings, their Twitter feed and Facebook profile are full of complaints from customers. Most of these complaints seem to be about the notifications received and advice given.
Several customers report receiving emails about compromised email addresses with the less than helpful suggestion of changing your password and the password of all accounts associated with that email. The complaints state that these emails come as often as every couple of weeks and that constantly changing the email associated with all accounts is not a cost-effective suggestion or a permanent solution. Check out the full review of IDnotify here.
Black Market Surveillance
This service monitors thousands of websites and millions of data points to ensure that compromised data is spotted before it can be stolen.
Social Media Monitoring
With this service, IDnotify connects to your social media accounts — including Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, and Instagram — to monitor personal information exposure, content that may damage your reputation, and other risks.
Address Change Verification
By monitoring changes to your U.S. Postal Service official address, IDnotify can alert you whenever a change is made so action can be taken to avoid fraud.
Pay Day Loan Monitoring
These loans are obtainable without a social security number (SSN) and are thus a target for criminals looking to make some fast cash. By monitoring data from quick-cash and payday loan companies IDnotify can notify you of fraudulent activity.
Court Record Monitoring
IDnotify monitors law enforcement agencies and municipal courts for your date of birth and name to notify you of any crimes committed using your identity.
Sex Offender Registration
IDnotify will report on sex offenders living in or moving into your area as well as notifying you if a sex offender uses your name and/or address to register.
Bank Account Takeovers
If your name and/or social security number are used to apply for new credit card or bank accounts, or if changes are made to your existing accounts, IDnotify will do as their name suggests and notify you.
Work with an Identity Restoration Specialist 25 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year to restore your stolen identity. IDnotify provides both non-credit and credit restoration and carry certifications from multiple identity theft organizations.
Identity Theft Insurance Coverage
If your identity is compromised, you may incur expenses in your attempt to restore your identity. IDnotify provides insurance coverage to reimburse you for covered expenses up to a maximum of one-million dollars.