Q: I have to give out my driver's license number for work, and I'm always worried that someone will use my driver's license information to commit identity theft. If I sign up for an identity theft protection service, will they monitor my driver's license number? 

A: Great question! Most of the identity theft protection services that we review do not actively monitor your driver's license number because these companies have found that identity thieves usually need more than the information on your driver's license to commit identity theft. However, there is one company we review that does actively monitor your driver's license number — LifeLock.

This identity theft protection service offers two membership options — LifeLock and LifeLock Ultimate. NextAdvisor readers get a 30-day free trial as well as a 10% discount off either membership. With the discounts, LifeLock costs $8.25/month with an annual prepay or $9/month paid monthly, and LifeLock Ultimate costs $20.63/month with an annual prepay, or $22.50/month if you choose to pay monthly.

Here's a breakdown of what each membership looks like:

The basic LifeLock membership includes:

  • monitoring of your personal information (financial applications, credit cards, social security number, driver's license and address changes)
  • lost wallet protection
  • 24/7 customer service
  • fraud resolution
  • annual credit report updates
  • identity theft insurance

The LifeLock Ultimate membership includes:

  • monitoring of your personal information (expanded from LifeLock)
  • lost wallet protection
  • 24/7 customer service
  • fraud resolution
  • annual credit report updates
  • identity theft insurance
  • three-bureau credit monitoring
  • surveillance of public and court records
  • scanning for fraudulent new bank accounts
  • alternate name scanning
  • surveillance of unregulated global networks and file-sharing sites

Check out our full review of LifeLock and LifeLock Ultimate to learn more about the service, or visit LifeLock's website directly to start your 30-day free trial today.

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