ID Patrol Review
Many credit detection and identity protection products on the market today seem to have decided to address the problem of credit theft. ID Patrol is one such offer. On paper, it certainly makes sense. After all, credit theft is a terrible problem faced by modern society. As we advance in a digital age, predators of our credit get more advanced. Products like ID Patrolo that focus on correcting credit theft or even credit alerts to identity theft have become very popular. The alternative approach to the identity theft issue would seem to be protection and prevention products, which attempt to protect your credit before the attacks occur in the first place. So which approach to identity theft works best?
ID Patrol's approach is their standard $1 million dollar guarantee. They offer services such as WebDetect and Credit Report Control which monitor activity to your credit. The majority of the features that ID Patrol offers supports detection of credit behavior as opposed to actually protecting your credit from fraud. They also offer the ability to view all three credit reports and scores, but it comes with an additional cost of more than $175 per year. Although, you have access to all 3 free credit reports through the government site, annualcreditreport.com. The ID Patrol product has many parts, Unfortunately, we've found little value to most of these as many of the services included can be accessed for free elsewhere.
The basic ID Patrol product offers you a free annual credit report, although we can access our credit report for free from any of the three major bureaus once a year. There would be value however, if they offered your credit report to be checked many times throughout the year. They offer Score Power® which includes a personalized score explanation and score simulator. Unfortunately this too comes at an additional expense.
• ID patrol website has a wealth of information about their products, including information about their Identity theft protection program.
• ID Patrol website offers an auto-enrollment subscription service to keep users safe and secure with no break in service.
• They offer the $1 Million identity theft insurance
• Product is often times confusing and convoluted.
• We’d like to see all their benefits at one low price instead of a number of add-ons with little value.
• ID Patrol sells for $16.95 a month, which s a good price, but a poor value for the lack of robust services.
The Bottom Line
So is ID Patrol really the best identity theft system out there like they claims to be? We’d like to believe, but if it was really that great wouldn't everyone be using it? We’d like to see some more concrete info and fewer slick graphics before we get that excited about this product. Plus, we'd feel a little bit more confident if they offered a trial offer.
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