With the backing of one of the three main credit bureaus in the US, Equifax ID Patrol provides real-time alerts and unlimited access to credit reports. The company also offers a variety of insurance and restoration services, making them a trusted partner when it comes to helping members recover from fraud. We’ve updated this review with our report on the Equifax Breach 2017 update.
Equifax Identify Theft Review – Pros & Cons
Equifax ID Patrol Pricing
Equifax ID Patrol offers a single subscription plan for customers, which costs $16.95 per month. This includes all of Equifax’s identity theft protection tools, including their monitoring utilities, credit reports, and the company’s instant alert systems. Overall, the pricing is well within the industry average and offers excellent value for a monthly subscription.
Equifax Credit Monitoring
Equifax ID Patrol allows users to input several ID numbers, passport numbers, emails, and bank accounts into their monitoring system. The system then scans the internet, including known suspicious websites and other online black markets where information can be sold, to determine whether a user’s information is safe. Additionally, the company offer 3-bureau monitoring, scanning all major credit reports to ensure that no suspicious activity or erroneous entries are added to the report.
Equifax Fraud Alert
Equifax ID Patrol offers three major types of alerts, which are customizable depending on a user’s needs. The first are financial alerts, which let users know instantly whenever their credit cards or bank accounts have been manipulated or display suspicious activity. The second are lender fraud alerts, which require merchants and lenders to verify customers’ identities directly before extending credit or approving for a loan. Finally, Equifax ID Patrol alerts their customers any time there is suspicious activity on their credit reports.