IdentityForce has been in business longer than any other identity protection company. Although it is mostly known for identity theft protection, this review evaluates the company's comprehensive credit reporting and monitoring service.
- Triple-bureau reporting
- Credit score simulator
- Identity protection
- Daily refresh rate
With its top-level UltraSecure+Credit plan, IdentityForce pulls credit reports from all three of the major credit bureaus (Equifax, Experian, and TransUnion), allowing customers to get a thorough look at everything going on with their credit at each agency. Each report is accompanied by a TransRisk credit score for educational purposes.
Credit Score Simulator
IdentityForce offers a credit score simulator, which is a great feature for any credit monitoring and reporting service to provide because it lets users evaluate the impact of different financial decisions on their TransRisk score. Interactive features such as this allow clients to "test" different decisions before committing to them in the real world, and we applaud IdentityForce for including this feature in its service.
IdentityForce provides users with a fairly comprehensive suite of tools for protecting their identity that may be of value to at-risk customers looking to protect themselves from fraud in addition to tracking their credit reports and overall credit health.
Daily Refresh Rate
IdentityForce refreshes credit reports and scores on a daily basis, giving customers the opportunity to view their credit information in real time.
- Undisclosed scoring model
- No mobile app
IdentityForce charges $23.95 per month for its services. This price is relatively high when compared to those offered by other top credit monitoring companies.
Undisclosed Scoring Model
Unfortunately, IdentityForce has not disclosed which scoring model it uses to report its customers' credit scores. Most lenders use the FICO model to determine creditworthiness, so it makes sense that consumers would want their credit monitoring company to use that model as well. However, many other companies in the industry use the VantageScore model, which can result in customers believing they have a different credit score than the one that potential lenders will actually see.
No Mobile App
The absence of a mobile app is a notable point for a company that has been in business as long as IdentityForce. On-the-go access to credit monitoring is considered to be essential in this day and age, so the lack thereof can be frustrating.
IdentityForce does not offer partial refunds and requires members to call into its member services department to either cancel their service or change their billing method. Although this is an annoyance, it's also problematic because the company's phone lines are only open during business hours.
The Bottom Line
IdentityForce might make sense for consumers who are mostly interested in protecting themselves from identity theft with a secondary interest in monitoring and improving their credit reports and scores. However, those seeking for robust credit monitoring services in particular may have better luck with a different company.