What are the best resources to prevent identity theft?

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    #1Trend Micro Premium Security (2017)

    Trend Micro Premium Security (2017)
    Trend Micro Premium Security provides comprehensive, multiple device protection so you can enjoy your digital life safely. Supports up to 10 devices.
    Software

    Windows, Mac

    $39.95- Free Shipping

    Ajay Bhatnagar
    Written on February 18, 2017
    "I have used this product for 3 months and it definitely provides 100% protection against web threats. I had experienced identity theft a couple times while purchasing items online but I have not encountered any issues while using the product. It also notifies you about dangerous websites and keeps my computer virus-free. "
  2. 15

    #210 Best Identity Theft Protection Apps

    10 Best Identity Theft Protection Apps
    In this article, we will look at the best identity theft protection applications and why they are very important to adapt in our daily lives.
    Websites

    Free

    Arthur Morris
    Written on March 21, 2017
    "This list of the top 10 best identity theft protection apps will inform the average consumer about the risks of identify fraud. The apps provided will help users take control of their own protection and eliminate unnecessarily vulnerable aspects of their personal data."
  3. 15

    #3LifeLock

    LifeLock

    LifeLock is an identity theft protection service which provides a comprehensive list of monitoring and alert features to protect your identity from being stolen. This is also available in Android and iOS platforms. 

    Websites

    $9.99- Varies by plan

    Howard Miller
    Written on September 14, 2017
    "I was disappointed with LifeLock's service. I've monitored my credit just using the once a year site, and it's worked well enough for me. When my data was stolen with everyone else's from Equifax, I turned to LifeLock to keep me notified, and it failed to: It's supposed to be able to see when your information turns up on the dark web, and yet, the thieves were brazenly selling my private data and there wasn't a single note of it on LifeLock: I only found out because I spend a lot of time on Tor. Totally not worth the money."
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    #4BullGuard Identity Protection

    BullGuard Identity Protection
    BullGuard Identity Protection is simple and is an effective way to protect yourself from identity theft, to keep your personal and financial information safe and to monitor your children's Facebook activity
    Software

    Windows

    $39.95

    Mark Mendoza
    Written on February 16, 2017
    "I was worried about my children's safety online, as well as my personal information. I signed up for BullGuard Identity Protection and was impressed at how easily it let me monitor my child's Facebook profile. It really kept me alert to anything untoward or suspicious that my child was being exposed to on Facebook. Also the protection plan alerted me to a potential misuse of my email and mailing address online. So it was a great way to protect my identity."
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    #54 Ways to Prevent Identity Theft

    4 Ways to Prevent Identity Theft
    In this article, you will be able to know four safe methods to prevent any type of identity theft and private data.
    Websites

    Free

    Andy Wang
    Written on March 8, 2017
    "These are all excellent ways and everyone should follow these 4 simple ways. I have followed them and have never had a problem. The one I follow the closest is, using a strong password, and I also change it at least once a year, just like replacing the batteries in your smoke detectors."
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    #6Webroot Secure Anywhere

    Webroot Secure Anywhere
    The good news is that Webroot Antivirus has the quickest scanner on the market. The bad news is that it is one of the most expensive malware removers!
    Software

    Windows

    $59.99- Annual fee

    Richard Hall
    Written on March 28, 2017
    "The Webroot website was vert cleanly done with a choice for home or business users right on the front page, In addition there was a video discussing cloud based security solutions. Clicking on either business or home brought you to another page which offered trials and information about the product that was specific to your needs. The site was filled with information both about this product and non product info on how to avoid identity theft, viruses and what not."
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    #77 Identity Theft Protection and Prevention Tips

    7 Identity Theft Protection and Prevention Tips
    This video shows you some tips to prevent identity theft online.
    Videos

    Free

    Christopher Carter
    Written on March 20, 2017
    "The solutions provided in this video are extremely basic and the sort of things that anyone who has used computers for longer than a couple of weeks would know to do. Perhaps if this video was specifically targeted to new computer users, such as older people, then it would be useful. But most people would already know all the information being given."
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    #8Five Ways to Help Protect Your Identity

    Five Ways to Help Protect Your Identity
    This video shows routine steps we can all take to protect our personal information and reduce our risk of identity theft.
    Videos

    Free

    Andrew Schultz
    Written on September 14, 2017
    "So with the recent hack in the Equifax and what not I have been looking for better ways to protect my identity and I came across this site hoping I would find some good info but man I was wrong. There is nothing worth reading on here. Terrible info. Keep looking. "
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    #9Identity Guard

    Identity Guard
    Identity Guard is an App that covers all the basic aspects of identity surveillance: name, Social Security number, bank accounts, credit reports, etc.
    Apps

    Android, iOS

    Free

    Larry Richardson
    Written on January 26, 2017
    "Having been the victim of identity theft some years ago I am always on the look out for tools that allow me to see what is going on in my fiances. Identity Guard caught my eye as it had good reviews and I really like to have piece of mind knowing my identity is not going to get compromised again. I would recommend to anybody who wants to take extra protection of your finances and name."
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    #10IdentityForce

    IdentityForce

    IdentityForce is a website and offers proactive identity, privacy, and credit protection for individuals, businesses, and government agencies. The service offers early warning systems, monitoring, and recovery features.

    Websites

    Varies by plan

    Raymond Hawkins
    Written on January 18, 2017
    "Identity force is an excellent and innovative solution to identity theft protection. I have had a few issues with potential identity theft in the past. I've had attempts to access my personal online accounts and a few individuals have gotten unauthorized access to my social security number. I love the identity force website. It's easy to navigate and understand their product. The website is modernized and lays out important information in an easy to access format. They use a proactive approach of protection through live monitoring of activities related to personal identity information. It's extremely simple. Their services cover things like change of address, credit card applications, loans, fraud, banking and court records. Anytime attempts are made to access vital information they send an alert to the device of your choice. You can then choose to accept or deny the request for the information. Identity force provides an additional barrier around your personal information. This is necessary considering the many ways criminals can attempt to gain access to you and your family. The value for protection is a no brainer. I'm very satisfied with their pricing. To me peace of mind is worth much more than potentially huge losses. It's also nice they offer a 14 day free trial for their service. This shows they have confidence in their product capability. Identity theft can cause catastrophic turmoil for it's victims. Once you've become a victim of fraud undoing the damage can be a lengthy and frustrating process. Identity Force is the perfect, easy to use solution for proactive theft protection. I love this service and will be a customer for the foreseeable future."
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    #11David Birch: A new way to stop identity theft

    David Birch: A new way to stop identity theft
    In this video, ID expert David Birch proposes a safer approach to personal identification - a "fractured" approach - that would almost never require your real name.
    Videos

    Free

    Mark Jacobs
    Written on January 12, 2017
    "I had been a victim of identity theft and was looking for ways to help prevent it from occurring again. This video by David Birch was eye opening and really made me feel comfortable protecting myself from the dangers of identity theft. It was really eye opening to see how vulnerable we are having our identity stolen. This was a great video!"
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    #12ID Protect One

    ID Protect One
    ID Protect One's an App that provides a tool that helps prevent identity theft.
    Apps

    Android, iOS

    Free

    Carl Simmons
    Written on September 14, 2017
    "This Equifax data breach has me, like a lot of people in the US, feeling very nervous. I went online to see what apps would help me prevent identity theft online. The app ID Protect One is a good idea but feels like a very undeveloped app. I wasn't clear how it would protect my identity online, or what it would do in the event of identity theft. The app contains lots of ads too, which is a drag. "
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    #13Identity Theft Alert: 10 Rules You Must Follow to Protect Yourself from America's #1 Crime

    Identity Theft Alert: 10 Rules You Must Follow to Protect Yourself from America's #1 Crime
    Identity Theft Alert helps you understand, anticipate, and prevent all these frightening forms of identity theft.
    Books

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    Judy Schmidt
    Written on September 19, 2017
    "I needed to find the best resources to prevent identity theft, since it's something that really concerns me. I'm always reading articles in the newspaper about it. I found the book Identity Theft Alert: 10 Rules You Must Follow to Protect Yourself from America's #1 Crime. I have to say that this book does a very poor explanation of the subject. I don't agree with the advice at all. What they tell you to do just isn't at all realistic and I don't think would prevent identity theft. I do not recommend this book at all."
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    #14Credit Karma

    Credit Karma

    Credit Karma is a personal finance company that provides free credit and financial management platform to its customers. It has a free mobile app that gives the user their credit profile to help them monitor and check out their credit scores.

    Websites

    Free

    Craig Jackson
    Written on February 6, 2017
    "I like this website and have used it for a long time. Detailed and up-to-date information on my credit reports is always available on this site, and I can also get such information via email by choosing that option in my preferences. That way I do not even have to visit the site to know what my credit score is, and if there have been changes. "
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    #15Identity Theft: Prevention and Protection for beginners

    Identity Theft: Prevention and Protection for beginners
    Is your personal information safe? How can you protect yourself and your family from identity thieves? Learn the basics today, better be safe than sorry!
    Books

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    Billy Ross
    Written on January 24, 2017
    "I read the resourced book "Identify theft: Prevention and Protection for beginners" not knowing any information about how to prevent identity theft. My sister-in-law had been a victim of identity theft an we felt very helpless and unaware of how to resolve the issue. Having this resource gives us peace of mind and I love that it is for beginners so I can understand the language and what to do."
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    #16Identity Theft Protection: How to Prevent Identity Theft and Credit Card Fraud

    Identity Theft Protection: How to Prevent Identity Theft and Credit Card Fraud
    If you want to learn how to protect yourself from Identity Theft and Credit Card Fraud, then this book is for you!
    Books

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    Hemant Trivedi
    Written on March 9, 2017
    "This was a well-priced book that gave me some good pointers on how to avoid identity theft, potentially saving me lots of time and money in the long run. I liked that it was available on my Kindle, and I didn't have to wait for shipping . A quick, affordable, useful read."

Summary

Best What are the best resources to prevent identity theft
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1Trend Micro Premium Security (2017)Software 16 Paid
210 Best Identity Theft Protection AppsWebsites 15 Free
3LifeLockWebsites 15 Paid
4BullGuard Identity ProtectionSoftware 14 Paid
54 Ways to Prevent Identity TheftWebsites 13 Free
6Webroot Secure AnywhereSoftware 13 Paid
77 Identity Theft Protection and Prevention TipsVideos 9 Free
8Five Ways to Help Protect Your IdentityVideos 8 Free
9Identity GuardApps 5 Free
10IdentityForceWebsites 5 Paid
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