5 Top Plans to Ensure You’re Safe From Identity Theft

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Identity theft — which includes using existing accounts or personal information to open new accounts or for other fraudulent purposes — is a growing problem. In 2012, about 7 percent of people 16 and over were victims of identity theft, and over the past year, child identity theft has doubled. There are many ways you can protect yourself against identity theft, including protecting yourself and your family. If you have recently become a victim, you should take immediate steps to rectify any issues caused by your stolen identity or information. As a regular precaution, one good way to protect yourself is to consider identity theft protection.

There are many effective plans available, but some are better than others. The website 10TopTenReviews recently completed an Identity Theft Protection Services Review. Of the protection services listed, here are the top five. If you want to see the full list, you can do so here.

1. LifeLock Ultimate

LifeLock Ultimate received a 9.5/10 for an overall review. LifeLock Ultimate looks after your bank account information and monitors all three credit bureau reports daily. Users have 24/7 access to their monthly TransUnion credit score. The company monitors unregulated global networks and sites with file-sharing, and offers a $1 Million Total Service Guarantee, and has accessible member assistance. However, it doesn’t protect insurance records or provide any computer security software. You can try a free thirty day trial, but after the trial is over, the protection costs $22.50 per month. LifeLock also offers another plan for $9 per month. LifeLock Ultimate received a 10/10 for recovery assistance on the review, which means that the company does a good job of managing any identity theft that does happen.

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