For the latest ID Watchdog Updates:
What does ID Watchdog do to prevent ID Theft?
ID Watchdog has proprietary monitoring technology that will alert you anytime you name or social security number pops up where it shouldn’t. This could include private forums, public data, private consumer data, etc. I imagine this means anytime your name pops up on the Internet somewhere it shouldn’t (ID thieves will sell private data in closed forums, chats, etc) they know about it.
How does ID Watchdog protect me if my ID is stolen?
From their website:
“When cases of identity theft or fraud are present, we will certify the victim and completely resolve the negative effects of identity theft. We are the first company to develop an identity theft certification program and the first to devise a thorough process which completely restores personal information to its proper and correct standing.”
What does ID Watchdog Cost?
They offer a 15 day free trial (minus the $1.95 verification fee), after which the service is $19.95 a month)
How does ID Watchdog compare to LifeLock
Prevention wise, ID Watchdog beats LifeLock hands down. The ID Watchdog service has technology that does quite a bit to actually prevent ID theft, as well as help in case the theft does occur. LifeLock does less to monitor your identity, but does offer the same after ID Theft services.
Price wise, Life lock is the clear winner, at only $10 a month compared to ID Watchdog’s $19.95/mo. ID Watchdog offers a 15-day free trial. Lifelock does not offer a free trial.
How long is the free trial?
The free trial is 15 days. You must verify your identity during the trial, and a $1.95 verification fee applies there.
What do I have to do to get started?
To get signed up, use this link to access the 15 day free trial (see above). The enrollment process takes a few minutes, as they verify your identity to ensure you are who you say you are.
If I don’t like it, how do I cancel?
To cancel the service you must call a service number, 800.970.5182, during business hours. They will not cancel over e-mail or voicemail for obvious identity verification reasons. See their website for more details.
Who is that guy in their videos?
That’s Sheriff John Bunell. You may recognize him as the guy that hosted “World’s Wildest Police Videos”.