Based on FTC complaint data, not all identity theft protection issues just pertain to your existing credit card accounts. Identity theft can occur as a result of a number of different actions, including new lines of credit being opened in your name either through credit cards or bank loans, phone and utility fraud, employment related fraud, and government fraud.
So, what can you do to prevent this from happening to you and where should you go for the best ID theft protection? What is Identity Theft Shield and how can it help me?
Identity Theft Shield is the brainchild of two NYSE companies that have teamed up to provide the most comprehensive ID theft protection plan in the industry. Already the leader in affordable legal services for almost 40 years, Pre-Paid Legal Services, Inc has partnered with Kroll, Inc – the world’s leading independent risk consulting company.
Together, Kroll and Pre-Paid Legal offer the industry’s best identity theft protection plan, titled Identity Theft Shield. It’s an ID theft protection plan that provides individuals with a number of features in regards to preventing identity theft.
Identity Theft Shield gives you access to the resources you need to understand your credit score and to fight the ID theft protection battle. Identity Theft Shield is designed to alert you to suspicious account activity, to restore any resulting damage to your credit history and to reimburse you for covered personal expenses you may incur in the process, and with the added benefit of legal consultation, Identity Theft Shield is easily the strongest ID theft protection plan available.
Most protection from identity theft only provides you with a kit to recover your identity after you’ve become a victim, bestowing the burden of recovery on you. Identity Theft Shield is a very unique service in that, in the event that you are an identity theft victim, Kroll will assign a dedicated fraud investigator to work with you personally every step of the way.
On your behalf, Identity Theft Shield and Kroll will issue fraud alerts to the three major credit repositories, the Federal Trade Commission, the Social Security Administration, and the United States Postal Service. Identity Theft Shield and Kroll will work with the bureaus, creditors, and collection agencies to restore your credit accuracy. If necessary and reasonable, Kroll will work with law enforcement, the Department of Motor Vehicles, and other organizations to resolve your case.
No other ID theft protection company offers that type of restoral service.
In addition to Identity Theft Shield and Kroll’s assistance, you will have the opportunity to utilize the services of top A/V rated attorneys to support with the legal ramifications that can and sometimes will follow a victim who doesn’t have adequate ID theft protection.
1. Credit Reporting through Experian
Identity Theft Shield members receive a current credit report through Experian at no added cost, a personal credit score calculated by an independent scoring service and a detailed analysis of your personal credit score. ID theft protection starts with knowing where your credit history currently is.
2. Continuous Credit Monitoring (one bureau or three bureaus)
With your Pre-Paid Legal Identity Theft Shield membership, your credit files will be monitored daily. Suspicious activity will be brought to your attention, providing you with early detection. You’ll be alerted immediately if new accounts have been opened in your name, derogatory notations have been added to your credit report, public records have been added to your report, inquiries have been made against your report, or a change of address has been requested. This is a huge component to preventing identity theft.
3. Identity Theft Restoration Services
With Identity Theft Shield, a trained expert will take the steps to restore your name and credit for you. Identity Theft Shield will reduce out of pocket expenses and time spent away from work with valuable services from detection to resolution and issue fraud alert notifications to affected agencies and institutions. Additionally, proactive searches of applicable local and national databases will be made on your behalf to look for information you may not be aware of, including criminal activity in your name in your county’s records and certain federal watch lists, Department of Motor Vehicle records in your state, unknown addresses affiliated with your name, and banking activity in your name reported as fraudulent.
In short, Identity Theft Shield is elite protection from ID theft.
Imagine the peace of mind you would have knowing you and your spouse are aligned with an identity theft protection company this powerful. Sign up for Identity Theft Shield today or feel free to contact us with any questions you may have.
Once you’ve signed up, our office will send you confirmation, and shortly thereafter, you will receive your membership materials in the mail. You will also receive a call from one of our associates to welcome you to the plan and answer any questions you may have.
Don’t wait to get ID theft protection until it is too late – do it today!