We monitor your credit around the clock, with all three credit bureaus. You'll receive email alerts for any new activity – like if someone uses your name to open a new account or apply for a loan.
You'll get unlimited online access to your TransUnion credit report and score. You'll also receive one-time access to credit reports from all three credit bureaus upon initial enrollment.
Dealing with ID theft is a time-consuming process – our experts work on your behalf to take care of the details, like contacting authorities, cancelling credit cards and working with credit bureaus.
Getting conned is even worse if you're traveling in unfamiliar territory. If the worst happens, we'll be there with emergency travel assistance and translation services.
Believe it or not, your health insurance is at risk, too. If someone tries to make a bogus claim on your medical insurance, we’ll work with the healthcare provider and insurer to resolve the issues.
Our resolution experts are available to help around the clock. When you have that sinking feeling and you need help fast, our experts are there for you.
Identity Theft – online attacks are on the rise
Criminals are quick to latch onto new ways to scam people – and the Internet is the perfect breeding ground for them. It’s changing rapidly, it operates across borders and much of it is unregulated. What’s more, many people are still far too trusting when it comes to giving away their personal details or clicking on unfamiliar links or emails. And the rapid growth of social media is fuelling another growth spurt for online ID thieves.
In fact a study done by Javelin Strategy and Research has shown that using social media increases the risks of becoming an ID Theft victim.
This matters – because this is the kind of vital information that fraudsters can use to steal IDs. They also know that many people use birthdates and schools attended for passwords and security questions.
So you can add social media to the long list of online areas to watch out for when it comes to giving away your personal info. You’re probably already aware of the other techniques such as phishing, spoofing (false sites that gather your info) and malware that worms its way onto your computer and watches everything you do – including what your passwords are.
What’s at risk from online ID theft
Once your ID is compromised, thieves will use your details to do anything from applying for a new credit card to opening a bank account, taking out a loan, claiming on your medical insurance and getting government benefits. If they’re successful, it can take years until the trail of financial destruction is sorted out and you get your ID – and your life – back to normal. It’s a massive burden and worry if you’re left to sort out a mess like that yourself. But with our ID Theft protection you’ll have experienced professionals at your side to help you every step of the way.
With our ID Theft protection you can count on:
Ready to get started? For more information about our ID Theft services check out our program features and benefits.
*Bureau of Justice Statistics Identity Theft Reported By Households, 2005-20