ADA, Okla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--IDShield, a leading North American provider of identity monitoring, theft protection and restoration technology and services for individuals and families, was recognized as a “Leader” in Javelin Strategy & Research’s 2018 Identity Protection Service Provider Scorecard in its Detection category. IDShield currently protects one million consumers.
The Detection category covers capabilities that help consumers identify active or emerging threats to their identities, such as credit, existing account and black-market monitoring. With the continually broadening array of data sources monitored by identity protection services, this category had the largest number of criteria. Javelin highlighted IDShield’s robust set of alerts for core monitoring services, which also integrate newer features such as existing account and social media monitoring.
“IDShield is honored to be recognized by Javelin for our leadership in fraud detection,” said Scott Grissom, SVP, Chief Product Officer. “Over the past year, we’ve seen a record number of data breaches that have the potential to devastate businesses and consumers alike. Now, more than ever, it is important for individuals to utilize the proper advanced tech and services to protect their identity and assets, especially in the digital world.”
This year, in addition to core features such as credit, existing account, and dark web monitoring, Javelin included features aimed at protecting minors from threats to their identity in the scorecard evaluation criteria. With no or minimal account history, minors’ identities offer blank slates for fraudsters, which can provide the foundation for long-term schemes that go undetected for years.
In its 11th Identity Protection Service Provider Scorecard report, Javelin explores changes in the identity protection landscape and identifies the top vendors in the identity protection space based on the Prevention, Detection, and Resolution™ capabilities of their direct-to-consumer products.
About IDShield and LegalShield
A pioneer in the democratization of affordable access to legal protection, LegalShield is North America’s leading provider of legal safeguards and one of the leading providers of identity theft protection, for individuals, families and small businesses. The 46-year-old company has more than 1.75 million 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 to restore a member’s identity.