ID Watchdog


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18 User Reviews

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ID Watchdog was founded in 2005 by a group of credit professionals who recognized the growing issue of identity theft and sought to create a product that would protect individuals. Today, the company does just that by providing identity protection services to consumers.

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The Good

  • Monitoring Services
  • Help with Pre-Existing Conditions

Monitoring Services

ID Watchdog offers a number of monitoring services, including credit monitoring from all three major bureaus (Equifax, Experian, and TransUnion), internet monitoring, and social security number monitoring.

Help with Pre-Existing Conditions

ID Watchdog offers assistance with restoring damages from pre-existing identity theft events, which is a feature that few companies offer.

The Bad

  • Must Call for Family Plan Quote
  • Service Limitations
  • Undisclosed Insurance Information

Must Call for Family Plan Quote

ID Watchdog does offer an identity theft package for families. It covers two adults and all children living in the home; however, customers interested in ID Watchdog's family plan will need to call the company for a quote as this package is not advertised anywhere on the company's site.

Service Limitations

There are a number of services that ID Watchdog does not offer, including financial account monitoring, limited power of attorney, lost wallet assistance, antivirus software, and criminal and tax identity recovery.

Undisclosed Insurance Information

ID Watchdog has not disclosed any information regarding identity theft insurance on its website. It is unclear whether or not the company offers insurance.

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The Bottom Line

ID Watchdog offers a number of monitoring services and assistance with pre-existing identity theft conditions. However, the company does not offer family plans and it is unclear whether or not insurance is provided. Additionally, there are several other limitations to ID Watchdog's services.

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