ADA, Okla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--LegalShield, one of North America’s leading providers of affordable legal plans and the IDShield identity theft solution for individuals, families and small businesses, announced that IDShield has been named a leader in Javelin’s 2017 Identity Protection Service Providers Scorecard. Javelin recognizes the best consumer product solutions and recognized IDShield specifically in the ID theft resolution category. It is the only identity theft protection solution armed with a $5 million service guarantee and a team of dedicated licensed private investigators who will work to restore a user’s identity should it become compromised.
“Though the massive Equifax data breach was only one of numerous cybersecurity incidents last year, it was a turning point for consumer awareness,” explained Jennifer Stueckler, product marketing director at LegalShield. “When faced with the stark reality that their most sensitive personally identifiable information may have been compromised, people quickly learned how data security and identity protection are inextricably linked.”
A key point of distinction for all identity theft solutions is resolution, which typically includes features designed to facilitate the restoration of a victim’s identity following a fraud incident—while also minimizing the disruption that could result from the fraud. IDShield users are teamed up with a licensed private investigator who works directly with creditors and with financial, collection, and law enforcement entities. Users can also download the IDShield mobile app, allowing them to communicate directly with the investigator and receive notifications and status updates in real time.
“We’re delighted that IDShield has been recognized in this category,” Stueckler continued. “ID theft can be devastating, and identity restoration and resolution is most often a difficult, emotionally taxing process. We recommend that every individual and family in North America invest in identity protection.”
Notably, IDShield has the ability to elevate disputes all the way to the authority in power, including but not limited to the Federal Trade Commission, Federal Reserve Bank, Social Security Administration, and State Attorney General’s office.
IDShield provides identity protection to more than one million individuals. Identity theft plans start at $9.95.
A pioneer in the democratization of affordable access to legal protection, LegalShield is one of North America’s leading providers of legal safeguards and protection against identity theft for individuals, families and small businesses. The 45-year-old company has more than 1,751,000 members that are covered by its legal and identity theft plans. IDShield provides identity theft protection to one million individuals. LegalShield and IDShield serve more than 141,000 businesses. Both legal and identity theft plans start for less than $25 per month.
LegalShield’s legal plans provide access to attorneys with an average of 22 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.
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