Welcome to the CNET 2019 directory of ID monitoring services. Herein, we've compared the top identity-monitoring services, which can help you protect your identity, as well as assist you in recovering if you've experienced identity theft. Unfortunately, you may need one of these services soon, if you don't already. That's because identity theft is a huge and growing problem, with more enormous data breaches hitting with increasing regularity. In 2016 alone, there were more than 15 million US identity fraud cases, with Americans losing more than $16 billion. The 2017 Equifax breach was the icing on a very bad cake -- one that got even worse in the months that followed. More recently, the Starwood Marriott breach compromised the information of more than 380 million guests, including more than 5 million passport numbers.In this directory, we'll look at some of the better services for helping you to manage your identity. Before we get started though, we should tell you … [Read more...] about The best identity theft monitoring services for 2019
Lifelock 30 day free trial
After a major data breach, it’s hard to know whether your information has been compromised and how to protect yourself afterward. Businesses have cropped up that offer credit monitoring services—peace of mind for a price. But should you pay for them, or even sign up for a free trial? What Are Credit Monitoring Services? Credit monitoring services, like LifeLock or Identity Guard, offer a range of monitoring “plans” that run from $10 to $30 a month. While these different plans come with different perks, they all do one basic thing—routinely check your credit reports and alert you when there’s suspicious activity. That’s right; credit monitoring services don’t prevent your identity from being stolen, they just let you know when it’s been stolen. If you assumed that premium credit monitoring services existed to protect your identity proactively, then you’re not alone. Businesses that offer credit monitoring … [Read more...] about Will Credit Monitoring Services Protect Me After a Data Breach?