Founded in 2001 and headquartered in Ada, Oklahoma, IDShield is a division of LegalShield and provides identity theft protection to millions of people. IDShield offers its services to individuals and organizations across the country and is one of the nation’s leading providers of legal safeguards.

The Good

  • Individual and Family Plans
  • Monitoring Services
  • Recovery Services
  • Service Guarantee

Individual and Family Plans

LegalShield IDShield offers identity protection plans for both individuals and families. The Individual plan is priced at $9.95 per month and covers one person, while the Family plan is priced at $19.95 per month and covers one person, their spouse, and up to eight children.

Monitoring Services

In order to best protect its customers’ identities, LegalShield IDShield provides several monitoring services, including credit monitoring, internet monitoring, financial account monitoring, and social security number monitoring. If any suspicious activity is detected, LegalShield IDShield will issue a fraud alert to the customer. The company also has the ability to perform credit freezes.

Recovery Services

In addition to monitoring services, LegalShield IDShield also offers a number of identity restoration services to help customers in the event of theft. The company provides financial, medical, and criminal identity recovery, as well as limited power of attorney and lost wallet assistance.

Service Guarantee

LegalShield IDShield offers a $5 million service guarantee that acts as insurance by covering and reimbursing customers for expenses in the event of identity theft.

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The Bad

  • Lack of Antivirus Software

Lack of Antivirus Software

Unfortunately, LegalShield IDShield does not provide its customers with antivirus software to protect the sensitive data on their personal computers from hackers and viruses.

The Bottom Line

LegalShield IDShield offers both individual and family plans, several identity protection and recovery services, and a $5 million service guarantee. However, the company does not provide its customers with antivirus software.

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    May 15th, 2017 Grand Junction, CO

    They helped clean up my identity issue very quickly

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    May 11th, 2017

    I’ve obtained an out-of-state mortgage where the lender got my credit score from all 3 credit bureaus. Nothing picked up by ID shield. Credit card company informed me that someone tried to use my card in 2 different foreign countries. Must have gotten my number from internet, but not picked up by ID Shield. When I reported these concerns they told me not to worry since their attorneys would take care of everything if my ID was stolen. They only monitor 1 out of 3 credit bureaus. Said these things may have been reported to other 2 and not reached Equifax yet. They couldn’t explain how my lender got all 3 credit scores without having it show up on the 1 they monitor. Since they monitor only reports from 1 credit bureau, I figure they’re only doing 1/3 of the job they should be doing. They also have my credit score listed much lower than what my mortgage broker told me they were. Their suggestion for all of this – monitor my own credit reports by getting annual reports from all 3 bureaus. ACCOUNT CANCELLED.

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    May 9th, 2017

    This is a scam i agreed to $20 a month but received 2 emails saying that my card would be charged for $20 a month and another email saying i would also be charged $132 a month. So now I’m having to do damage control…ridiculous. I try to protect my family only to get conned and scammed by the company assigned to protect us.

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    April 18th, 2017 Bellevue, WA

    I signed up for ID Shield and 5 days later I still haven’t got an email saying I was a member. My identify got stolen 5 days ago and the email I received from ID Shield said my application was going to be processed in 1 business day. False advertisement and no service. I am on the phone right now and I am already on my 3rd customer service rep because the other two couldn’t help me. This is wrong.

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    March 15th, 2017 Pompano Beach, FL

    I have had this service for 7 years and I have peace of mind because of the alerts

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    January 31st, 2017 Parkville, MD

    LegalShield and IDShield give me and my family total peace of mind as members. We love it.

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    December 6th, 2016

    Contacted me when they felt my review was neccessary.My identity was comramised and fixed it
    PEACE OF MIND AND SECURITY GOOD TO HAVE

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    November 8th, 2016

    What an amazing value to protect my entire family for portion of the Cost for anything else in the industry

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    October 1st, 2016 District Heights, MD

    For what the service does, it’s a Great service for the cost. Used it on so many occasions and loved the outcome. Will Highly recommend the company and the service any day of the week. Wouldn’t find myself without this service. It simply amplifies my voice. Love it.!!!

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    September 30th, 2016 Morrisville, PA

    Fraud Investigator answered all my questions about the Yahoo breach and gave me 3 great tips to help protect my information and review my email account for suspicious activity.

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    August 27th, 2016 Vallejo, CA

    They are exceptional,, smart, know their products and go the extra mile to service you.
    Can get your credit score daily, only company that has licensed investigators, 5 million dollars guarantee, and what they monitor is so much more extensive , in depth, than you mentioned that their competitors do do the industry justice. In fact only about 25% of your information is correct, the rest is so outdated, you should really check your facts!

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    August 12th, 2016 Jacksonville, FL

    They have been great at answering questions along with advise and the following through to completely restore my name.

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    August 11th, 2016 Humble, TX

    I love ID Shield. Great service and coverage. Better than anything else out there.

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    July 28th, 2016 Hialeah, FL

    Even though I’ve been a member for over 10 years, one payroll screw was enough to “lock” the account until it was paid.

    This is a horrible company!!!! It’s totally insensitive, unprofessional and absolutely does not value anyone’s patronage.

    Find another company as soon as you can! I sure am.

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    July 24th, 2016 Normal, IL

    Once you learn how to use the service, it flipping’ rocks. Ask enough questions and ask the attorneys how they would use it themselves.

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    July 15th, 2016 Roanoke, VA

    The services is pretty useless they say they will advocate for credit reports against but if you happen to disagree with the credit cards report then tough shit, they do nothing beyond investigating this even if it damages your credit score. I had this service for 12 years and dropped after this situation occured.

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    July 15th, 2016

    Because Inhad this product Inwas notified that my email have been hacked and I didn’t even know. They told me I needed to change my password to avoid further damage. Great service

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    July 2nd, 2016 Saint Clairsville, OH

    Simply the best value for the money and the 5 million dollar guarantee is far more then any others offer.

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    June 29th, 2016 Tustin, CA

    I have had LegalShield for 20 years and have used it a number of time over the years. It helped my friend daughter restore her identity so she could get a scholarship which she was told she didn’t qualify because someone else received state funds in her name when she was in high-school. She had no idea this had happened. Now she is a sophomore at USC with a full academic scholarship and grants and loans from the government after her name was cleared.

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    June 23rd, 2016 New York, NY

    Since signing up with IDShield to protect my identity, the only interaction I’ve had with the company has been a flood of spammy email marketing from them trying to sell me deals that have nothing to do with identity protection. Subject line of the latest email form them was “Today Only! $25 Restaurant.com Certificates for $3.”

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