Q: A couple months ago I had my identity stolen and it was a headache trying to restore my good name. I want to get identity theft protection, but I don't want to overpay or break the bank. How can I get a deal on identity theft protection?

A: Getting your identity stolen is never an ideal situation, and having identity theft protection will help alleviate the headache if it ever happens again. Getting a deal on identity theft is actually easier than you may think because NextAdvisor readers can take advantage of limited time discounts for our top four rated identity theft protections services. There is no need for coupon codes, just click on the link at the top of our reviews.

Identity Guard Total Protection: For a limited time, get 25 percent off one of our top-rated identity theft protection services, cutting the cost to only $14.99 per month with a free 30-day trial. Identity Guard monitors the 3-bureau credit reports, the Internet black market and chat rooms for the fraudulent use of your credit or debit cards, your bank account numbers, personal information, Social Security number, public records for suspicious or fraudulent use of your personal information and the service also scans databases for credit applications in your name.  On top of all it monitors, Identity Guard also provides you with public record reports on a quarterly basis. Check out our full review of Identity Guard to learn more about the service.

TrustedID: For a limited time, get 10 percent off one of our top-rated identity theft protection services, making the price only $9.38 per month with an annual prepay or $13.49 per month with a monthly payments. TrustedID also offers a family plan that protects an unlimited number of people living at the same address for a cost-effective amount of $18 per month with an annual prepay or $25.19 per month with monthly payments. All of the TrustedID offered through NextAdvisor also come with a 14-day free trial. TrustedID offers strong identity theft protection, similar to Identity Guard's protection, but the service also offers medical benefit protection. Check out our full review of TrustedID to learn more about the service.

LifeLock: For a limited time, get 15 percent off and a free 30-day trial on LifeLock or LifeLock Unlimited's solid identity theft protection. Until April 15, 2013, LifeLock costs only $7.79 per month with an annual prepay or $8.50 per month paid monthly, and LifeLock Unlimited costs just $19.48 per month with an annual prepay, or $21.25 per month paid monthly. LifeLock offers monitoring of your personal information, lost wallet protection and fraud credit report updates. LifeLock Unlimited offers the same protection that LifeLock as well as monitoring of 3-bureau credit reports, surveillance of unregulated global networks and file-sharing sites, surveillance of public and court records, alternate name scanning and scanning for fraudulent bank account. Check out our full review of LifeLock to learn more about the service.

IDFreeze: For a limited time, get a 15 percent discount and free 14-day trial of IDFreeze's solid identity theft protection. With the discount, IDFreeze costs just $7.01 per month with an annual prepay or $8.50 per month paid monthly. The family plan, which protects an unlimited number of people living at the same address, costs only $13.46 per month with annual prepay or $16.99 per month paid monthly. IDFreeze doesn't offer the superior protection that TrustedID or Identity Guard offers, however it is a good option if you're looking for a cost-effective plan. Check out our full review of IDFreeze to learn more about the service.

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