Identity Protection: Best Practices & Services

Goals

To identify the best practices and services for identity protection (phone number, home address, credit score, social security).

Early Findings

Best Practices for Identity Protection (Used by Most Celebrities)

  • Getting Unlisted: One of the first things celebrities do is remove their information from local and public databases. There are a lot of steps that this involves.
  • Getting off Google Maps: Another thing that many public figures do is ask Google to erase your home's 'Street View' on Google Maps.
  • Paying in Cash: Celebrities also pay for most of their services in cash. This helps because identity thieves have a lot of incentive to defraud a celebrity, and card skimming schemes are perpetrated mostly by cashiers at department stores.
  • Identity Theft Protection Services: Public figures can also choose to pay identity theft protection companies that put in all the legwork to ensure their identities are secure.
  • Apart from the aforementioned, a lot of small steps can be taken to safeguard one's identity.


Identity Theft Protection Services


IdentityForce

  • IdentityForce offers protection against IRS Tax Fraud & Identity Theft as well as Medical & Child Identity Theft and Credit Card Fraud.
  • They currently have 2 plans on sale, the Ultra Secure ($14.99 per month) and the Ultra Secure + Credit ($19.99 per month).
  • All plans offer identity recovery and identity theft insurance cover to the tune of $1 million.


Identity Guard

  • Identity Guard provides email and text alerts with ID verification and monitoring as well as $1 million identity theft insurance.
  • They have 3 individual and 3 family plans, all billed annually
  • Their individual identity theft protection plans cost between $7.50 and $20.83 per month, while their family plans cost between $12.50 and $29.17 a month.


IDShield


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