PrivacyGuard Identity Theft Protection

“Help Protect What Matters Most”

SecureScore™: 5.4 /10
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What Sets PrivacyGuard Apart?

One of the most stand-out features of PrivacyGuard’s services is the fact that they provide their customers with credit score(s) and report(s) every 30 days. Furthermore, they monitor your credit report for specific changes and report these to you. These features include access to a dedicated team of credit experts to assist you with understanding everything in your credit report.

Another thing that sets them apart from other Identity Theft Services is that they are a Consumer Affairs accredited brand. Their overall customer satisfaction rating is an unimpressive 2.16 stars out of a possible 5. The majority of reviews for PrivacyGuard only give it one star. In fact, 30 out of 50 falls into this category with only 8 out of 50 receiving the best rating of 5 stars.

The endorsement of Frank Abagnale is another thing that makes PrivacyGuard stand out. People remember him as the inspiration for the character Leonardo DiCaprio played in the movie “Catch Me If You Can.” (The criminal, not the FBI agent.) He currently works in the role of government consultant, identity theft expert, and noted author.

Finally, PrivacyGuard provides their customers with abundant educational tools and resources to help you understand identity theft protection and credit in general. These tools and resources include simulators for debt consolidation, fixed mortgage calculator, debt payoff, auto loan, home budgeting, and credit score. This is a feature that many identity theft protection companies lack.

Key Features

  • Dark Web Monitoring
  • Criminal Monitoring
  • Identity Theft Restoration
  • SSN Monitoring
  • Identity Theft Insurance
  • Credit Monitoring & Reporting

PrivacyGuard Price & Plans

PrivacyGuard offers three different plans for customers to choose from that range in price from $9.99 a month to $24.99 a month. The first plan offers identity protection products. The second provides credit protection services. The third offers both of these and all of the services and products they include.

PrivacyGuard PlanMonthly CostFirst 14-Day Trial Cost
PrivacyGuard ID Protection$9.99$1.00
PrivacyGuard Credit Protection$19.99$1.00
PrivacyGuard Total Protection$24.99$1.00

Current Deal

All three plans are available for a 14-day trial period at the low price of $1.

ID ProtectionCredit ProtectionTotal Protection
Dedicated ID Fraud Resolution SupportCredit Score SimulatorDedicated ID Fraud Resolution Support
Annual Public Records Report24/7 Daily Credit MonitoringAnnual Public Records Report
Online Fraud AssistanceFinancial Calculator Suite Online Fraud Assistance
Black Market Website SurveillanceTriple-Bureau Credit Report & ScoresBlack Market Website Surveillance
Lost and Stolen Item AssistanceMonthly Credit Score TrackingLost and Stolen Item Assistance
Credit Score Simulator
24/7 Daily Credit Monitoring
Financial Calculator Suite
Monthly Credit Score Tracking

About PrivacyGuard

PrivacyGuard is owned by Affinion Group. In 2013, the federal government took legal action against Affinion Group concerning allegations of misleading advertising and fraudulent representation. These charges centered around the use of misleading practices that led customers to sign up for membership plans and discount clubs. The case was settled with Affinion Group paying $19 million to customers who were affected by these practices. Check out the full review of PrivacyGuard here.

Social Security Monitoring
Social Security Monitoring

PrivacyGuard scans credit card header data and public records to locate any that are associated with your social security number (SSN). These results are then logged and prioritized to make it easier for you to spot compromises.

Black Market Surveillance
Black Market Surveillance

PrivacyGuard monitors the dark web for criminals selling and buying your personal identifying information.

Court Record Monitoring
Court Record Monitoring

By monitoring public records – such as arrest records, bankruptcy proceedings, court judgments, and liens – for changes will help you spot fraudulent activity. There is also an annual public records report.

Bank and Credit Card Activity Alerts
Bank and Credit Card Activity Alerts

Our experts will monitor the activity of your personally identifying information to see if any bank or credit card accounts are opened using your identity.

Credit Score Monitoring
Credit Score Monitoring

With three bureau monitoring on a 24 hours a day, 7 days a week basis any fraudulent activity is found quickly allowing you to be notified with an email or text alert.

Credit Score Reporting
Credit Score Reporting

PrivacyGuard provides our customers with access to all three credit reports and their related scores every 30 days.

Bank Account Takeovers
Bank Account Takeovers

PrivacyGuard will notify you in the event that the information of your current bank or credit accounts is changed to circumvent your statements.

Identity Restoration
Identity Restoration

Personal assistance for resolving your identity theft/fraud case. PrivacyGuard will provide you with a dedicated caseworker trained in the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) to give you guidance and support throughout the restoration process.

Identity Theft Insurance Coverage
Identity Theft Insurance Coverage

PrivacyGuard provides a maximum of one million dollars in identity theft insurance to reimburse any eligible expenses associated with restoring your identity and good name.

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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