ADA, Okla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--LegalShield, one of North America’s leading providers of affordable legal plans and identity theft solutions for individuals, families and small businesses, announced today that it upgraded its IDShield solution to include a social media monitoring feature for individuals.
For the first time, members of IDShield can sign up for monitoring of multiple social media accounts and content feeds for privacy and reputational risks. The service covers all major social media platforms: Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Instagram.
“Every year more than one million people fall victim to cyber crime, including identity theft,” said Jennifer Stueckler, IDShield Senior Manager. “Nearly 70 percent of Americans have some form of social media, and adults alone share two trillion gigabytes of media every year. We’re incredibly proud to offer this new feature to all consumers.”
IDShield members will receive reports and alerts for content items such as image captions, posts, and comments, and will be alerted to privacy risks such as exposure of personally identifying information, including street address, date of birth, or Social Security number. Social Media Monitoring also searches for content that has the potential to create reputational risks, including foul language, drug and alcohol references, or discriminatory terms. When alerted, members will receive step-by-step guidelines to follow so that the detected risks are contained.
“LegalShield may be 45 years old, but we operate at the cutting edge of technology, finding ways to respond to the needs of today and tomorrow,” said Jeff Bell, chief executive officer of LegalShield. “Through IDShield, our job is to keep our members safe from security breaches. These can happen anywhere, including on social media. As for reputational risks, they can have severe repercussions, and we won’t tolerate social media bullies. We are proud of Jenn Stueckler and her team for bringing this important product feature to market for IDShield.”
LegalShield is one of North America’s leading providers of legal safeguards and protection against identity theft solutions for individuals, families and small businesses. The 45-year-old company protects more than 4.2 million individuals through its legal plans, and one million individuals through its identity theft plan IDShield. In addition, LegalShield and IDShield serve more than 141,000 businesses. Both legal and identity theft plans start as low as $20 per month.
LegalShield’s legal plans provide access to attorneys with an average of 19 years of experience in areas such as family matters, estate planning, financial and business issues, consumer protection, tax, real estate, benefits disputes and auto/driving issues. Unlike other legal plans or do-it-yourself websites, LegalShield has dedicated law firms in 50 states and four provinces in Canada that members can call for help without having to worry about high hourly rates.
IDShield provides identity monitoring and restoration services and is the only identity theft protection company armed with a team of licensed private investigators on call to restore a member’s identity.